Jessica McBride

Jessica McBride

Senior Lecturer

554 Bolton Hall
mcbridej@uwm.edu
Personal Website
Vita (pdf)

Degrees:

M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Research Interests:

Online media, coverage of crime, media and politics.

Teaching Areas:

Media Writing (print journalism, broadcast journalism, advertising, and public relations); Investigative Reporting; Critical and Opinion Writing; Computer-assisted Reporting, and Online Media

Other Activities:

  • Founder and editor of Frontpage Milwaukee, the department's new online newspaper
  • Founder and faculty advisor for the Minority Media Association of UWM
  • WTMJ 620 AM radio host
  • WTMJ Channel 4 current affairs panelist
  • Waukesha Freeman columnist
  • Blogger with emphasis on political and media criticism
  • Frequent media panelist, particularly on online media and the blogging phenomenon
  • Judge, Wisconsin Newspaper Association contests
  • Winner of numerous state awards for newspaper writing and reporting, and a national investigative reporting award
  • Former reporter, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
  • Former reporter, Waukesha Freeman

Selected Publications:

"Deep Throat Revives Memory of Better Respected Media," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Crossroads, June 12, 2005 http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=332795

"Racial Bias Reflected in Media Coverage on Runaway Bride," Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Crossroads, May 15, 2005 http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=325893

"Covering Crime: How the Media Covers Violence." Wisconsin Policy Research Institute. WI Interest, Winter 2005.

Selected Media Criticism

Blog
http://www.620wtmj.com/_content/talk/jessicamcbride/index.asp

Blog on fresh insights. Waukesha Freeman, Feb. 11, 2006
http://www.gmtoday.com/milwaukeetoday/editorials/mcbride/mcbride_02112006.asp

Have the media elected to ignore political races? Waukesha Freeman. Aug. 5, 2006.
http://www.gmtoday.com/milwaukeetoday/editorials/mcbride/mcbride_08052006.asp

Series that won a national investigative reporting award
http://www2.jsonline.com/news/state/oct00/prisonseries.asp

Reporting from New York on 9/11
http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=78918