Jesse Holcomb


Jesse Holcomb

Education

M.A., Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University – 2009
B.A., Sociology; English Language and Literature, Gordon College – 2003

Publications

Book chapters and reference articles

Holcomb, J. (2016). Anti-social media: Watching, hearing and talking about politics in US cable news channels. In Stephen Cushion and R. Sambrook (eds.). The Future of 24- Hour News: New Directions, New Challenges (2nd edition). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Holcomb, J. (2009). Social networking websites. In C. Sterling (ed.). The Encyclopedia of Journalism. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.

Book Projects (research assistance)

2012-2013: Research assistant, Tom Rosenstiel and Bill Kovach. (Conducted research and conceptual input to revised edition of the Goldsmith Book Award winner, The Elements of Journalism.)

2007-08: Research assistant, Robert Entman, PhD. The George Washington University, School of Media and Public Affairs, Washington, D.C. (Conducted literature review, research design, and content analysis of framing bias in the news, including related topics on presidential campaign coverage and global warming coverage.)

Selected Pew Research Center publications

Barthel, M., Mitchell, A., Holcomb, J. (2016). Many Americans believe fake news is sowing confusion. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2016/12/15/many-americans-believe-fake-news-is-sowing- confusion/

Barthel, M., Holcomb, J., Mahone, J., Mitchell, A. (2016). Civic engagement strongly tied to local news habits. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2016/11/03/civic-engagement-strongly-tied-to-local-news- habits/

Mitchell, A., et al. (2016). Election 2016: Campaigns as a direct source of news. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2016/07/18/election- 2016-campaigns-as-a-direct-source-of-news/

Mitchell, A., Holcomb, J. (2016). State of the news media 2016. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2016/06/15/state-of-the-news-media- 2016/

Barthel, M., Stocking, G., Holcomb, J., Mitchell, A. (2016). Seven-in-ten Reddit users get news on the site. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2016/02/25/seven-in-ten-reddit-users-get-news-on-the-site/

Holcomb, J., et al. (2015). Today’s Washington press corps more digital, specialized. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2015/12/03/todays- washington-press-corps-more-digital-specialized/

Matsa, K., Holcomb, J., Mitchell, A. (2015). News coverage of the papal visit: Narrative made room for the personal, not just the political. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2015/10/07/news-coverage-of-the-papal-visit/

Holcomb, J., Mitchell, A. (2014). The revenue picture for American journalism. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2014/03/26/the- revenue-picture-for-american-journalism-and-how-it-is-changing/

Olmstead, K., Mitchell, A., Holcomb, J., Vogt, N. (2014). News video on the web. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2014/03/26/news-video- on-the-web/

Holcomb, J., Hitlin, P., Vogt, N. (2014). Media coverage of Pope Francis’ first year. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2014/03/06/media- coverage-of-pope-francis-first-year/

Holcomb, J., Gottfried, J., Mitchell, A. (2013). News use across social media platforms. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2013/11/14/news- use-across-social-media-platforms/

Holcomb, J. (2013). What’s next for nonprofit journalism? Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2013/10/03/whats-next-for-nonprofit- journalism/

Mitchell, A., Jurkowitz, M., Holcomb, J., Enda, J., Anderson, M. (2013). Nonprofit journalism: A growing but fragile part of the U.S. news system. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2013/06/10/nonprofit-journalism/

Holcomb, J, Mitchell, A., & Cooperman, A. (2012). The media, religion and the 2012 campaign for president. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2013/06/10/nonprofit-journalism/

Holcomb, J. (2012). Religion in the news: Islam and politics dominate religion coverage in 2011. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2012/02/23/religion-news-0/

Holcomb, J., Gross, K., & Mitchell, A. (2011). How mainstream media outlets use Twitter. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2011/11/14/how-mainstream-media-outlets-use-twitter/

Holcomb, J., et al. (2011). Non-profit news: Assessing a new landscape in journalism. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2011/07/18/assessing-field-nonprofit-news/

Holcomb, J. (2010). The pope meets the press: Media coverage of the clergy abuse scandal. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2010/06/11/pope-meets-press/

Rosenstiel et al. (2010). How news happens: A study of the news ecosystem of one American city. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2010/01/11/how-news-happens/

Holcomb, J. (2009). The starting line: Media coverage of the faith-based initiative in the first six months of 2001 and 2009. Pew Research Center. Available online at: http://www.journalism.org/2009/08/12/starting-linemedia-coverage-faithbased-initiative- first-six-months-2001-and/

Selected journalistic publications

Holcomb, J. (2017). Information disorder, coming to a congressional district near you. Nieman Journalism Lab.

Holcomb, J. (2007). Memory in the age of MySpace: Remembering who we are in a digitally fragmented world. Sojourners, 36(7).

Holcomb, J. (2007). Tortured logic: Do shows like 24 help make torture acceptable? Sojourners, 36(6).

Holcomb, J. (2005). Marriage and the common good. Sojourners, 35(7). Holcomb, J. (2005). A preacher’s last rites. Sojourners, 35(3).

Holcomb, J. (2004). Community.com. Sojourners, 33(5). Holcomb, J. (2004). A refuge from Tyranny. Sojourners, 32(5).

Refereed Conference Papers and Presentations

Holcomb, J. (2017). What is the ROI on news? Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Chicago, IL.

Holcomb, J. (2015). Social news ecology at the neighborhood level: A case study of Denver, Colorado. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association (ICA), San Juan, PR.

Holcomb, J. (2013). Overstating the ‘Mormon problem’: Media coverage of Mitt Romney’s faith identity in the 2012 presidential campaign. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Washington, DC.

Holcomb, J. (2011). A bigger footprint: Religion coverage by another name. Presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), St. Louis, MO.

Holcomb, J. (2010). Faith, science and trust: Climate change framing effects and conservative Protestant opinion. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Phalen, P. & Holcomb, J. (2007). A history of Family Theater and religious broadcasting in the Cold War. Presented at the annual meeting of the Broadcast Education Association, Las Vegas, NV.

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