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Mindy McAdams - University of Florida. Gainesville, FL, US

Mindy McAdams

Chair/Professor | University of Florida

Gainesville, FL, UNITED STATES

Mindy McAdams studies communication technologies, online journalism, interactivity and multimedia, the Internet and changes in societies.


Mindy McAdams teaches production and theory courses about interactive media and online journalism. She is the Knight Chair and professor of journalism technologies and the democratic process in the Department of Journalism in the College of Journalism and Communications. Mindy studies new communication technologies, online journalism, interactivity and multimedia, the Internet, and changes in societies that are related to the adoption and diffusion of new communication technologies. She is especially interested in ways of ensuring that people in a democratic society have the information they need to effectively self-govern.

Areas of Expertise (7)

Artificial Intelligence



Numeracy and Coding

Communication Technology

Digital and Mobile Media Communication

International and Intercultural Communication

Media Appearances (1)

UF Journalism Students, Professors May Have Been Exposed To COVID-19 At Conference

WJCT  online


Mindy McAdams, a professor of journalism at UF, said she and another professor — along with 10 students — went to the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting conference at the New Orleans Marriott last week. [...] The group returned on Sunday and didn’t receive information until late Tuesday afternoon that someone who attended the conference tested positive for COVID-19. She estimates more than a thousand people attended the conference. “I didn’t go to campus on Monday, and Tuesday is the day when I teach four hours in classrooms,” McAdams said. “So I was there pretty much all day Tuesday.”


Articles (1)

What Is News? Audiences May Have Their Own Ideas

Atlantic Journal of Communication

Cory L Armstrong, et al.


This study examines what young adults consider to be news, comparing that with traditional news values as espoused by journalists and taught in journalism schools.

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Mindy McAdams Publication



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Sourcefabric Webinar: How Technology is Shaping the Future of Accountability Journalism Mindy McAdams - TV Interview - „Ethics in Online Journalism“ (part 9) Knight Chair Mindy McAdams