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Jeff Neely

Assistant Professor Jeff Neely - Photo by Rory Laverty
Morton Hall 122
(910) 962-3528
neelyj@uncw.edu

Degrees

Ph.D University of Florida
M.A. University of South Florida St. Petersburg
B.S. University of Florida
B.A. University of Florida

Academic Interests

Dr. Neely’s research interests involve how media, particularly journalism, intersect with the lives of people in local communities. His research has examined how youth-generated journalism online contributes to community attachment and community building in geographically bounded contexts. He has also conducted research examining the interactions between journalists, survivors and other community members in the immediate wake of the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting tragedy. Other veins of Dr. Neely’s research include how narrative is used as a vehicle for identity exploration and various issues related to media ethics. Dr. Neely incorporates his research into his classes, which have included:

Courses Taught

ENG 202: Introduction to Journalism
ENG 311: Professional Magazine Writing
ENG 315: Youth in the Media
ENG 508: Narrative Journalism

Major Publications

Neely, J.C. (in press). Plugging in: Possibilities for connecting teens and communities through scholastic and non-scholastic youth media websites. Manuscript slated to be published in Youth & Society.

Walsh-Childers, K., Lewis, N., & Neely, J.C. (2011) Listeners, not leeches: What Virginia Tech survivors needed from journalists. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 26(3), 191-205.

Lewis, N., Neely, J.C., & Gao, F. (2011). Few top editors blog about news decisions. Newspaper Research Journal, 32(2), 63-73.

Fernandes, J., Giurcanu, M., Bowers, K.W., & Neely, J.C. (2010). The Writing on the Wall: A Content Analysis of College Students’ Facebook Groups for the 2008 Presidential Election. Mass Communication and Society, 13(5), 653-675.

Bowers, K.W., Davis, D.Z., & Neely, J.C. (2010). Framing Second Life for use in higher education: An analysis of EDUCAUSE Review and The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Journal of Virtual Worlds and Education, 1(1), 136-167.

Neely, J.C., Bowers, K.W., & Ragas, M.W. (2010). Virtual possibilities: A constructivist examination of the educational applications of Second Life. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 21(1), 93-110.

Bowers, K.W. Ragas, M.W., & Neely, J.C. (2009). Assessing the value of virtual worlds for post-secondary educators: A survey of innovators, early adopters and the early majority in Second Life. International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 3(1), 40-50.

Conference Presentations

Neely, J.C. (2013). Finding Rick Bragg between the lines: A discourse analysis examining self-negotiation sand social identity theory in Bragg’s memoirs. . Paper to be presented at the annual conference for the Popular/American Culture Association in the South, Savannah, Ga.

Neely, J.C. (2012). In their own words: Teens find a voice in their community through working with youth news web sites. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

Neely, J.C. (2012). Youth connection: Promoting community attachment in scholastic journalism and youth media websites. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

Lewis, N., Neely, J.C., & Gao, F. (2010). Editor blogs: Ample commentary, little transparency. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver.

Bowers, K.W., Fernandes, J., Giurcanu, M., & Neely, J.C. (alphabetical order). (2010). The Writing on the Wall: A Content Analysis of College Students’ Facebook Groups for the 2008 Presidential Election. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Denver.

Neely, J.C. (2009). Second Life: An introduction for higher education instructors. First place Web site in the Teaching category of the AEJMC Best of the Web contest. Web site presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston.

Neely, J.C., Bowers, K.W., & Ragas, M.W. (2009). Virtual Possibilities: A constructivist examination of the educational applications of Second Life. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston.

Bowers, K.W., Davis, D.Z., & Neely, J.C. (2009). Framing Second Life for use in higher education. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston.

Bowers, K.W. Ragas, M.W., & Neely, J.C. (2009). Assessing the value of virtual worlds for post-secondary educators: A survey of innovators, early adopters and the early majority in Second Life. Top Student Paper presented at the annual conference for the International Communication Association, Instructional/Developmental Communication Division, Chicago.

Neely, J.C. (2008). Youth make the news: A case study of three youth-generated news Web sites. Top Student Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Civic and Citizen Interest Group, Chicago.

Walsh-Childers, K., Lewis, N., & Neely, J.C. (2008). Twice victimized: Lessons from the media mob at Virginia Tech. Paper presented at the annual conference for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago.

Neely, J.C. (2005). Martha Stewart, atoning for the sins of corporate corruption:  An examination of an American media scapegoat. Paper presented at the national conference for the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, San Antonio, TX.


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