Rachel Davis Mersey

  • 158 Citations

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Personal profile

Research Interests

The focus of Professor Mersey's work is on the craft of journalism. She is intrigued, in particular, by journalism’s impact on identity, sense of community, and social capital. She believes that these relationships deserve to be understood in a manner that can enhance professional decision-making when it comes to new product development and ongoing news management. Her aim is to improve the practice of journalism in a manner that enhances news operations’ connections with individuals.

Education/Academic qualification

Mass Communication, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

… → 2007

Editorial Journalism, MS, Northwestern University

… → 2001

Communication and Studio Art, BA, Wake Forest University

… → 2000

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Research Output

Conducting research on the world's changing mediascape: Principles and practices

Pavlik, J. V., Dennis, E. E., Mersey, R. D. & Gengler, J., Jan 1 2019, In : Media and Communication. 7, 1, p. 189-192 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Open Access
  • 3 Scopus citations

    The changing magazine audience: Enriching the reader relationship

    Mersey, R. D., Jun 5 2015, The Routledge Handbook of Magazine Research: The Future of the Magazine Form. Taylor and Francis Inc., p. 519-533 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Focusing on the reader: Engagement trumps satisfaction

    Mersey, R. D., Malthouse, E. C. & Calder, B. J., Dec 1 2012, In : Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 89, 4, p. 695-709 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 20 Scopus citations

    Increase in non-contrast computerized tomography scans of the head following popular media stories about head injury

    Pirotte, M. J., Courtney, D. M., Schmidt, M. J. & Mersey, R. D., Dec 1 2012, In : Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13, 6, p. 548-550 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Can Journalism Be Saved? Rediscovering America’s Appetite for News

    Mersey, R. D., 2010, Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook