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: B.A., Journalism 1983
University of Missouri-Columbia: M.A., Journalism 1989
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Media Appearances (1)
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...
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.