Dr Robert Gutsche Jr SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Critical Digital Media Practice

Research Overview

Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr., Ph.D. (University of Iowa), is a leading scholar in the field of Journalism Studies where he applies critical cultural theory to investigate issues of power in journalism. He is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University in the UK. As a journalist, his work appeared in The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and various other regional and local news outlets in the U.S. Gutsche has led digital innovation related to multimedia journalism, including through the use of virtual reality and other immersive media in storytelling and research at Florida International University in Miami, as well as dynamic storytelling at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, and non-profit news collaborations with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa. He was also a 2018 Digital Journalism Research Fellow in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at Oslo Metropolitan University in Norway. The year before, he was a Tow-Knight Disruptive Educator at the City University of New York’s Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism. Gutsche, an award-winning educator, leading initiatives in community engagement and collaboration with journalists, is an Associate Editor of Journalism Practice and author of several books, including Media Control: News as an Institution of Power and Social Control (Bloomsbury, 2017). Most recently, he is editor of Trump, Journalism, and Democracy (Routledge, 2019)and co-editor of Reimagining Journalism and Social Order in a Fragmented Media World (Routledge, 2020) and Journalism Research in Practice: Perspectives on Change, Challenges, and Solutions (Routledge, 2020). Gutsche has done more than 100 TV and radio interviews about his research and frequent speakers for international news stations about U.S. politics and media. He is joined in life with his wife, their son, and their dog, Stella. Visit robertgutschejr.com.

He invites research students interested in journalism, power, race, and geography.

Journalism research in practice: Perspectives on change, challenges, and solutions
Gutsche Jr, R., Brennen, B. 14/07/2020 London : Routledge. 162 p. ISBN: 9780367469665.
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Who (and where) is credible?: Using virtual reality to examine credibility and bias of perceived race/ethnicity in urban/suburban environments
Marino, M.I., Bilge, N., Gutsche Jr, R., Holt, L. 1/07/2020 In: Howard Journal of Communications. 31, 3, p. 297-315. 19 p.
Journal article

“Placeification”: The transformation of digital news spaces into “places” of meaning
Gutsche Jr, R., Hess, K. 1/07/2020 In: Digital Journalism. 8, 5, p. 586-595. 10 p.
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“Going offline”: Social media, source verification, and Chinese investigative journalism during “information overload"
Xu, N., Gutsche Jr, R. 11/06/2020 In: Journalism Practice. 17 p.
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Journalism and the “social sphere”: Reclaiming a foundational concept for beyond politics and the public sphere
Hess, K., Gutsche Jr, R. 4/06/2020 In: Reimagining Journalism and Social Order in a Fragmented Media World. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780367366056.
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#DiminishingDiscrimination: The symbolic annihilation of race and racism in news hashtags of “calling 911 on black people"
Gutsche Jr, R., Cong, X., Pan, F., Sun, Y., DeLoach, L. 9/05/2020 In: Journalism. 19 p.
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Journalism Research in Practice: Strategies, Innovation, and Approaches to Change
Brennen, B., Gutsche Jr, R. 7/05/2020 In: Journalism Research in Practice. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780367469665.
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Total eclipse of the social: What journalism can learn from the fundamentals of Facebook
Gutsche Jr, R., Hess, K. 7/05/2020 In: Journalism Research in Practice. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780367469665.
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Contesting communities: The problem of journalism and social order
Gutsche Jr, R., Hess, K. 21/04/2020 In: Reimagining Journalism and Social Order in a Fragmented Media World. London : Routledge ISBN: 9780367366056.
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Reimagining journalism and social order in a fragmented media world
Gutsche Jr, R., Hess, K. 21/04/2020 London : Routledge. ISBN: 9780367366056.
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The future of news as power and propaganda
Gutsche Jr, R. 2020 London : Bloomsbury Academic.
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Trumpled: Trump's fight with the press and the rise of media control
Gutsche Jr, R. 2020 London : Bloomsbury Academic.
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Climate change, media & culture: Critical issues in environmental communication
Pinto, J., Gutsche Jr, R., Prado, P. 14/10/2019 Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.. 176 p.
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Goodbye, Miami?: Reporting climate change as a local story
Jacobson, S., Pinto, J., Gutsche Jr, R., Wilson, A. 14/10/2019 In: Climate Change, Media & Culture. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 9781787699687.
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Introduction: Critical challenges in communicating climate change
Pinto, J., Gutsche Jr, R., Prado, P. 14/10/2019 In: Climate Change, Media and Culture. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. ISBN: 9781787699687.
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The state and future of television news studies: Theoretical perspectives, methodological problems, and practice
Gutsche Jr, R. 1/10/2019 In: Journalism Practice. 13, 9, p. 1034-1041. 8 p.
Journal article

Total Eclipse of the Social: What Journalism Can Learn from the Fundamentals of Facebook*
Hess, K., Gutsche, R. 14/09/2019 In: Journalism Practice. 13, 8, p. 1013-1017. 5 p.
Journal article

Journalism Research in Practice: Strategies, Innovation, and Approaches to Change
Brennen, B., Gutsche, R. 1/09/2019 In: Journalism Practice. 13, 8, 4 p.
Editorial

Elevating problems of journalistic power in an age of Post-truth
Gutsche Jr, R. 1/06/2019 In: Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. 74, 2, p. 240-248. 9 p.
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From the shipping news to Snapchat: Problems of space, place, and power in journalism
Gutsche Jr, R. 1/06/2019 In: Journalism & Communication Monographs. 21, 2, 8 p.
Comment/debate

Introduction: Teaching in Post-truth—Challenges, Lessons, and Innovations in Journalism Education
Gutsche, R.E. 1/06/2019 In: Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. 74, 2, 3 p.
Editorial

North American Journalism
Gutsche Jr, R. 14/05/2019 In: The International Encyclopedia of Journalism Studies . Wiley ISBN: 9781118841679. Electronic ISBN: 9781118841570.
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“Nobody really wants to be called bossy or domineering”: Feminist critique of media “industry speak”
Black, S., Estrada, C., de la Fuente, M.C., Orozco, A., Trabazo, A., de la Vega, S., Gutsche Jr, R. 2/01/2019 In: Journalism Practice. 13, 1, p. 35-51. 17 p.
Journal article

When local is national: An analysis of interacting journalistic communities in the coverage of sea rise
Gutsche Jr, R., Shumow, M. 2019 In: Journalism Studies. 20, 3, p. 442-462. 21 p.
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Geographies of journalism: The imaginative power of place in making digital news
Gutsche Jr, R., Hess, K. 31/07/2018 London : Routledge. 132 p. ISBN: 9781138554368 .
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Journalism and Geography
Gutsche Jr, R., Rafikova, A. 22/05/2018 In: Journalism. Mouton de Gruyter p. 335-352. 18 p. ISBN: 9781501510380. Electronic ISBN: 9781501500084.
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Should there be an app for that?: An analysis of interactive applications within longform news stories
Jacobson, S., Marino, J., Gutsche Jr, R. 1/04/2018 In: Journal of Magazine Media. 18, 2, 21 p.
Journal article

Contesting communities: Reimagining journalism and social order in a fragmented world
Gutsche Jr, R., Hess, K. 2/02/2018 In: Journalism Practice. 12, 2, p. 136-145. 10 p.
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Journalism and the ‘social sphere’: Reclaiming a foundational concept for beyond politics and the public sphere
Hess, K., Gutsche Jr, R. 2/02/2018 In: Journalism Studies. 19, 4, p. 483-498. 17 p.
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News Boundaries of ‘Fakiness’ and the Challenged Imaginative Power of Journalistic Authority
Gutsche Jr, R. 2/02/2018 In: The Trump Presidency, Journalism and Democracy. Routledge ISBN: 9781138307384.
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The Trump Presidency, Journalism, and Democracy
Gutsche Jr, R. 29/01/2018 London : Routledge. 336 p. ISBN: 9781138307384.
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Introduction: Translating trump: How to discuss the complications of covering new presidential politics
Gutsche, R.E. 24/01/2018
Foreword/postscript

Media control: News as an institution of power and social control
Gutsche Jr, R. 3/12/2017 London : Bloomsbury Academic. 400 p. ISBN: 9781628922967.
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Behold the monster: Mythical explanations of deviance and evil in news of the Amish school shooting
Gutsche Jr, R., Salkin, E. 1/09/2017 In: Journalism. 18, 8, p. 994-1010. 17 p.
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‘NO OUTLET’: A critical visual analysis of neoliberal narratives in mediated geographies
Gutsche Jr, R., Shumow, M. 02/2017 In: Visual Communication. 16, 1, p. 109-137. 29 p.
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Reciprocal (and reductionist?) newswork: An examination of youth involvement in creating local participatory environmental news
Gutsche Jr, R., Jacobson, S., Pinto, J., Michels, C. 2017 In: Journalism Practice. 11, 1, p. 62-79. 18 p.
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Renewing the lease: How news characterizations of Baltimore realigned white reign of US cities
Gutsche Jr, R., Estrada, C. 2017 In: News of Baltimore. London : Routledge ISBN: 9781138651067. Electronic ISBN: 9781315624952.
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Urban Policy, Press and Place: City-Making in Florida’s Miami-Dade County
Shumow, M., Gutsche Jr, R. 28/11/2016 In: Journal of Urban Affairs. 38, 3, p. 450-466. 17 p.
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News, neoliberalism, and Miami’s fragmented urban space
Shumow, M., Gutsche Jr, R. 11/2016 Lexington. 210 p. ISBN: 9781498501989. Electronic ISBN: 9781498501996.
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Visual culture for a global audience
Gutsche Jr, R., Rafikova, A. 06/2016 Cognella. 406 p. ISBN: 9781516504107.
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The digital animation of literary journalism
Jacobson, S., Marino, J., Gutsche Jr, R. 1/05/2016 In: Journalism. 17, 4, p. 527-546. 20 p.
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Who lost what?: An analysis of myth, loss, and proximity in news coverage of the Steubenville rape
Gutsche Jr, R., Salkin, E. 1/05/2016 In: Journalism. 17, 4, p. 456-473. 18 p.
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A transplanted Chicago: Race, place and the press in Iowa City
Gutsche Jr, R. 2015 McFarland & Co Inc. 236 p. ISBN: 9780786473670.
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Boosterism as banishment: identifying the power function of local, business news and coverage of city spaces
Gutsche Jr, R. 2015 In: Journalism Studies. 16, 4, p. 497-512. 17 p.
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News place-making: applying ‘mental mapping’ to explore the journalistic interpretive community
Gutsche Jr, R. 1/11/2014 In: Visual Communication. 13, 4, p. 487-510. 24 p.
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’Now we can talk’: The role of culture in journalistic boundary work during the boycott of Puerto Rico’s La Comay
Gutsche Jr, R., Naranjo, C., Martinez-Bustos, L. 10/10/2014 In: Journalism Practice. 9, 3, p. 298-313. 16 p.
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‘Life between fingers’: A response to news photography of an ‘urban ghetto.’
Gutsche Jr, R. 16/04/2014 In: Visual Communication Quarterly. 21, 1, p. 14-23. 10 p.
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There’s no place like home: Storytelling of war in Afghanistan and street crime ‘at home’ in the Omaha World-Herald.
Gutsche Jr, R. 2014 In: Journalism Practice. 8, 1, p. 65-79. 15 p.
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Zombies, drugs & Florida weirdness: ‘Imaginative power’ & resonance in coverage of Miami’s ‘Causeway Cannibal.’
Gutsche Jr, R. 12/03/2013 In: Journalism Studies. 14, 4, p. 555-567. 13 p.
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‘It’s better than blaming a dead young man’: Creating mythical archetypes in local coverage of the Mississippi River drownings
Gutsche Jr, R., Salkin, E. 1/01/2013 In: Journalism. 14, 1, p. 61-77. 17 p.
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Drawing lines in the journalistic sand: Jon Stewart, Edward R. Murrow and memory of news gone by
Berkowitz, D., Gutsche Jr, R. 1/12/2012 In: Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. 89, 4, p. 643-656. 14 p.
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Change that couldn’t happen: News medias’ commitment to hegemonic masculinity through collective memory in the 2008 presidential election
Gutsche Jr, R., Carviou, J., Arif, R. 2012 In: The Iconic Obama, 2007-2009. McFarland & Co Inc ISBN: 9780786446025.
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Building boundaries: a case study of the use of news photographs and cultural narratives in the coverage of local crime and in the creation of urban space
Gutsche Jr, R. 7/09/2011 In: Visual Communication Quarterly. 18, 3, p. 140-154. 15 p.
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Missing the scoop: Exploring the cultural and sociological influences of news production upon college student journalists
Gutsche Jr, R. 2011 In: Journalism Education, Training and Employment . London : Routledge ISBN: 9781138774889.
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News stories: An exploration of independence within post-secondary journalism
Gutsche Jr, R., Salkin, E. 2011 In: Journalism Practice. 5, 2, p. 193-209. 17 p.
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