Dr. Karen McIntyre
Assistant Professor, Journalism
Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A., University of California, Berkeley
B.A., California State University, Chico
Dr. Karen McIntyre recently joined Virginia Commonwealth University as an Assistant Professor at the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, teaching journalism classes. Her research interests involve media processes and effects. Specifically, she focuses on constructive journalism – an emerging form of journalism that involves applying positive psychology techniques to news work in an effort to produce stories that are more productive. Karen has presented her research at conferences such as AEJMC, ICA, and AJHA and she has publications in journals including Newspaper Research Journal, the Journal of Social Media in Society, and Convergence. Before academia, Karen worked as a print and multimedia journalist in California and abroad. She received her Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, her M.A. from University of California, Berkeley, and her B.A. from California State University, Chico. Karen is originally from Lake Tahoe, CA.