William C. Powers Graduate Fellow | Doctoral Candidate
*Avery E. Holton was selected as a William C. Powers Graduate Fellow for the 2012-2013 academic year. The fellowship is one of the most competitive and prestigious honors awarded by the University of Texas.
Research interests: (Full Profile via Academia.edu) Avery is a doctoral student currently teaching Writing for Online Publications (J349T) for undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin. His research areas include emerging social and digital communication and journalism, communication in health and risk, and the intersection of journalism and strategic communication. In addition to the Powers Fellowship, he has been a David Bruton Fellow, a two-time recipient of the Ada Francis Miller Award, a Pic Wagner Endowed Graduate Scholar, and is also pursuing a doctoral certification through the Texas Center for Disabilities Studies. Avery has also worked closely with several new digital media initiatives in the School of Journalism, leading the resdign conceptualization of the school's home page in 2009-2010 and serving as editor for the Carnegie-funded Reporting Texas website in 2010-2011.
Degree(s): Master of Arts, Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 2004. Bachelor of Journalism w/Honors, University of Texas at Austin, 2003.
Education experience: Assistant Instructor, J349T "Writing for Online Publications," School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, Summer, Fall, and Spring Sessions, July 2011 - present; Editor, Reporting Texas, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2010 - present; Graduate Research Assistant, Reporting China Maymester - Digital Reporting in China, University of Texas at Austin, January 2011 - June 2011; Web Director, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, September 2009 - August 2010; Teaching Assistant, Multiple undergraduate courses, School of Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, August 2003 - May 2004.
PEER-REVIEWED ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
Holton, Avery (in press). Case of the #UTShooter: Citizens working around, with, and for traditional news media. Journal of Applied Journalism and Media Studies.
Holton, Avery & Love, Brad. (in press). Lonely no more: Remembering text messaging in mHealth conversations. Health Communication.
Holton, Avery & Chyi, Iris. (in press). Information surplus, information overload, and multiplatform news consumption: Updating considerations of influential factors. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking.
Holton, Avery, Lee, Na Yeon, and Coleman, Renita. (in press). Commenting on health: A framing analysis of user comments in response to health articles online. Journal of Health Communication.
Champlin, Sara, Mackert, Mike, Holton, Avery, Munoz, Isaac, & Damasio, Manuel (in press). Methodologies in e-Health research for low health literate audiences. Journal of Computer Mediated Communication.
Guo, Lei, Hsu, Sandra, Holton, Avery & Jeong, Sun Ho (in press). A case study of the Foxconn suicides: An international perspective to framing the sweatshop issue. International Communication Gazette.
Holton, Avery (2012). Negating nodes & liquid fragmentation: Extending conversations of diffusion, social networks, and fragmentation. Communication Theory, 22(3), 279-298.
Holton, Avery (2012). Baseball’s digital disconnect: Trust, credentialing, and the independent blogger in professional baseball. Journal of Sports Media, 7(1), 39-58.
Holton, Avery & Coddington, Mark (2012). Recasting social media users as brand ambassadors: Opening the doors to the first ‘Social Suite’. Case Studies in Strategic Communication, 1, 3-23. Available online: http://cssc.web.unc.edu/cases/v1/art2/
Holton, Avery, Weberling, Brooke, Clarke, Chris, & Smith, Michael (2012). The blame frame: Media attribution of blame during the MMR-autism vaccination scare. Health Communication, online advance, pp. 1-12.
Guo, Lei, Holton, Avery, & Jeong, Sun Ho. (2012). Transnational comparative framing: A model for an emerging framing approach. International Journal of Communication, 6, pp. 1918-1941.
Lasorsa, Dominic, Lewis, Seth, & Holton, Avery (2012). ‘Normalizing’ Twitter: Journalism practice in an emerging communication space. Journalism Studies, 13(1), pp. 19-36.
Holton, Avery & Lewis, Seth (2011). Journalists, social media, and the use of humor on Twitter. Electronic Journal of Communication, 21(1-2).
Holton, Avery, Love, Brad & Mackert, Mike (2011). Exchanging health for commercialization: The news media’s mediation of the baby carrots campaign. Cases in Public Health Communication & Marketing, 5, pp. 2-25.
Baek, Kang, Holton, Avery, Harp, Dustin, & Yaschur, Carolyn (2011). Motivational influences of linking: Factors guiding behaviors on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 27(6), pp. 2243-2248.
Mackert, Michael, Love, Brad, & Holton, Avery (2011). Journalism as health education: Media coverage of a non-branded pharma website. Telemedicine and e-Health, 17(2), pp. 88-94.
ACADEMIC BOOK CHAPTERS
Holton, Avery (in press). The lights never go out: Information overload, ambient news, and future practices. In McCombs, M. E., Hinsley, A. W., Kaufhold, K., and Lewis, S. C. (Eds.), The Future ofNews: An Agenda of Perspectives (2nd Edition). Cognella Academic Publishing.
Holton, Avery, Harlow, Summer and Lewis, Seth (in press). The evolution of participatory journalism. In McCombs, M. E., Hinsley, A. W., Kaufhold, K., and Lewis, S. C. (Eds.), The Future of News: An Agenda of Perspectives (2nd Edition). Cognella Academic Publishing.