Arthur D. Santana, Ph.D.

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Arthur D. Santana is a former newspaper journalist who spent 14 years as a reporter and editor in newsrooms across the country, including the San Antonio Express-News, The Seattle Times and The Washington Post. He’s been the recipient of journalism awards from the D.C. Press Association, the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

In 1993, he received his B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin. He received his M.S. from Columbia University in 1996, and in June 2012, he earned his doctorate from the University of Oregon.

Much of his research examines the vital issues of the day concerning the evolution of journalism. He is particularly interested in online anonymity, interactive/participatory media as well as news industry trends, including professional roles and the institutional structure of media. His research has appeared in Newspaper Research Journal and Journalism Practice.


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