Figure/Ground latest interview is with Dr. Brooke Duffy. Dr. Duffy is an Assistant Professor in Temple University’s Department of Advertising and a faculty member in the School of Communication and Theater’s Mass Media & Communication doctoral program. Her research interests include media industry convergence, advertising and cultural production, gender/feminist studies of media, and online consumer culture. She is currently working on two projects. The first, Remaking the Magazine, peels back the curtain on the women’s magazine industry to show how producers are redefining their industries, their roles, their audiences, and their products in an era of media convergence. In addition, she is co-authoring a book on Media Industries with Joseph Turow as part of Routledge’s “Key Ideas in Media and Cultural Studies” series. Professor Duffy completed her Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania in 2011. She holds a B.A. in Advertising from the Pennsylvania State University (with honors and highest distinction) and a M.A. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Duffy was interviewed by Figure/Ground contributor Justin Dowdall: http://figureground.ca/interviews/brooke-duffy/
Additional note on Dr. Duffy:
Presented paper on “Jill-of-All-Trades: Media Convergence and the Professional Identities of Women’s Magazine Producers” at the 2012 International Communication Association.