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Kristie Bunton - Texas Christian University. Fort Worth, TX, US

Kristie Bunton Kristie Bunton

Dean | Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, TX, UNITED STATES

Kristie Bunton's expertise lies in media ethics, media accountability, gender, race and class issues.

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Biography

Kristie Bunton is an academic leader with a history of enhancing students' learning experiences and changing organizational culture in higher education. Skilled in journalism, editing, strategic thinking, and management. Strong media and communication professional with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) focused in Mass Communication Ethics and Law from Indiana University Bloomington.

Areas of Expertise (6)

Editing

Media Accountability

Media and Gender

Mass Media Ethics

Race and Class Issues

Journalism

Education (3)

Indiana University - Bloomington: Ph.D., Mass Communications and Law 1993

University of Missouri-Columbia: B.A., Journalism 1983

University of Missouri-Columbia: M.A., Journalism 1989

Affiliations (1)

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Media Appearances (1)

Watching bad reality TV like MAFS can be good for you

ABC Life  

2019-03-31

In The Ethics of Reality TV, Kristie Bunton points out that the Super Nanny taught parents it was OK to ask for help, while Project Runway challenged social norms around sexual orientation, race and ethnicity...

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Articles (1)

Practical Transparency: How Journalists Should Approach Digital Shaming and the Streisand Effect Journal of Media Law & EthicsF

2016 What has become known in Internet culture as the" Streisand Effect" occurs when a person seeks to minimize the harm of something posted online through censorious legal threats, which then backfire, leading to even more scrutiny and attention for the harmful post.

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