Barbara Audet

Ph.D. Student

Career goal: Author, Researcher in Photojournalism 

Research interests: Studying the differences inherent in images captured by analog or film-based cameras and by digital cameras, where her research is centered on the theoretical exploration of the visual personalities of analog and digital imagery. She seeks to create a vibrant and programmatic scientific framework for undertaking content analysis studies of visual artifacts.  

Degree(s):Salisbury University, BA English with Film Concentration, 1984. The Ohio State University, MA, Public Affairs Journalism, Kiplinger Fellow in Public Affairs Journalism, 2000.

Journalism/media experience:  Barbara began her professional journalism career as the reporter and executive news producer in the early 1980s at WMDT-TV, a start-up television station on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. There she was instrumental in the design and formatting of the ABC affiliate’s six and 11 o’clock news broadcasts using the then innovative techniques of Electronic News Gathering (ENG). That initial effort won overall news operation awards from both the Associated Press and United Press International. Her career would also take her into the world of newspapers, with positions as bureau reporter, feature reporter and features editor in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Maine working for Thomson and Ogden Newspapers primarily. She also worked in master control operation and news production for WRIC-TV8 in Richmond, Va., and was assignment editor and fill-in on-air news anchor/reporter at WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, W.Va.

Publications/convention Papers:

Audet, B. “A Polar Shift in Human Behavior: Capturing Images in the Digital Environment” A Thousand Words: Visual Culture and the Humanities March 30-April 1, 2006. A conference sponsored by The Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research, Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas.

Audet, B. “Visualizing the Story Through the Reinvention of the American Scrapbook: A Crafted Narrative.” MIT4/The Work in Stories. The Fourth Media in Transition Conference, May 6-8, 2005. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.