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)
Media and Gender
Mass Media Ethics
Race and Class Issues
Indiana University - Bloomington: Ph.D., Mass Communications and Law 1993
University of Missouri-Columbia: M.A., Journalism 1989
University of Missouri-Columbia: B.A., Journalism 1983
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Media Appearances (3)
5 Habits That Have Been Wiped Out By The Internet
But it’s not all bad: The physical part of reading the Sunday newspaper is gone for a lot of Americans, but at least reading the news on Sunday is still happening, said Kristie Bunton, dean and professor of journalism at the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas.
Watching bad reality TV like MAFS can be good for you
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...
TCU alumna’s villainess role on ‘Bachelor’ might not be reality
TCU 360 online
Such a label is not uncommon, according to Dr. Kristie Bunton, dean of TCU’s Bob Schieffer College of Communication. Bunton co-authored a study on the ethics of reality TV, which found that producers often look for cast members to fill specific roles they want to represent.
Practical Transparency: How Journalists Should Approach Digital Shaming and the Streisand EffectJournal of Media Law & Ethics
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.