Claudette G. Artwick Associate Professor of Journalism & Mass Communications

Claudette G. Artwick

Reid 304


Ph.D., Communications, University of Washington
M.A, Journalism & Communication, University of Florida
B.S., Journalism,  University of Illinois


The role of news and social media in setting the public agenda
Journalists and Twitter
Digital media and society
News framing and issue perception
Visuals images and construction of meaning
Diffusion of innovations


Courses (2013-2014):

JOUR 101: Introduction to Mass Communications

JOUR 202:  Introduction to Digital Journalism

JOUR 231:  Communication Theory

JOUR 232:   Research Methods in Mass Communication

JOUR 270:  Digital Media and Society

Other courses taught:

JOUR 263:  Reporting for Electronic Media

JOUR 295:  Public Service Media

JOUR 356:  In-depth Reporting

JOUR 362:  Advanced Electronic Journalism

Selected Publications

Artwick, C. G. (2013). News sourcing and gender on Twitter. Journalism.

Artwick, C. G. (2013) Reporters on Twitter: Product or Service?  Digital Journalism

Rockbridge Internet: Research on the role of the Internet in the Rockbridge area of Virginia

Artwick, C. G. (March/April 2010).  White, black and missing on Twitter:  Social media highlight disparities in news coverage of two missing Virginia womenQuill, 18-22.

Social Media Sphere (2010).  Commentary on the impact of social media.

Seasoned Voices  (2008).  Online project focusing on news FOR and BY the elderly in the Rockbridge area.

Artwick, C. G. (2004). Reporting and producing for digital media. Ames: Blackwell Publishing.

Artwick, C. G. (2002). Dismantling the silos: Moving toward a converged journalism curriculum at Washington and Lee University, Feedback, Vol. 43, No. 4,  28-31.

Artwick, C. G. and Gordon, M. T. (1998).  Portrayal of U.S. cities by daily newspapers,  Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter, 54-63.

Artwick, C. G. (1996). Blood, body bags, and tears: Remembering visual images from local television crime news,  Visual Communication Quarterly, Spring, 14-18.

Artwick, C. G. (July/August 1996). Media held hostage: TV faces harrowing times when broadcasts go live. Quill, pp. 20-23.

Professional media organization activities

Writing for the Web Teleconference, 9/2009 - Invited Speaker.  Sponsored by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Online News Association Conference 2006 and 2005 - Managed the Student Newsroom that produced the online conference coverage.