[Air-L] Choosing a Ph. D. program

live human.factor.one at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 10:36:27 PDT 2010


Good idea - UW has multiple great programs!
However, I could never get in due to low GRE scores; hence I would  
suggest including in your research schools that are appropriately  
weighted for the GRE score that you have.

Regards,
Sharon Greenfield


On Jun 25, 2010, at 9:55 AM, Ted Coopman wrote:

> Hi Theo,
>
> Before I flog my own program, I would suggest looking for existing  
> research
> on the areas that interest you and then seeing where the authors are
> located. Always make sure there are at least 3 people at any program  
> you
> apply to that you could work with since faculty come and go without  
> warning.
> Get that paper for AoIR submitted for publication asap, you want that
> submission on your vita when you apply. Finally, apply to multiple  
> programs
> (I applied to 7) to ensure you have choices and have a basis for  
> negotiation
> on funding and other perks.
>
> Now the plug: Pound for pound one the best programs in the US -
> Communication Studies at the University of Washington. Lots of heavy  
> hitters
> in new media both in Comm and at the I School. AoIR will be there  
> next year.
> Good funding with lots of TA slots (big program) and they are a  
> "tool box"
> program that allows space for a wide variety of research interests and
> theoretical and epistemological approaches. Good teacher training  
> which will
> give you an edge when you come out - can't stress that enough They  
> also have
> good relationships with the local tech sector. Seattle has an NFL  
> team with
> a rabid and tech savvy fan base and is a large metro area with a  
> small town
> feel. Good town/gown relationship, pretty, great mass transit, great  
> food.
> If you can put up with Chicago weather Seattle, will be a cakewalk.
>
> -TED
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:33 PM, Theodore Plothe
> <Z1593072 at students.niu.edu>wrote:
>
>> AoIR Peeps,
>>  Hello all. This is one of the stranger requests that will come  
>> down the
>> pipe, but Dr. Cornish said it was OK to ask, so here I go.
>>  I will be graduating from Northern Illinois in the Spring of 2011,  
>> so I
>> have to start looking at doctoral programs now. My research  
>> interests are in
>> new media and technology and its integration with social networking  
>> and
>> fandom with a journalism and sports media tint. (I'm really a quad)  
>> My
>> thesis, on NFL Players and Twitter, has been accepted for AoIR 11.0  
>> and I am
>> pretty stoked to see many of you there. AoIR 10 in Milwaukee really  
>> opened
>> my eyes to the field, and my research interests are brimming.
>>  I know I'm not going to find an exact fit, but can anyone give me  
>> some
>> advice? AoIR doesn't have a program database, and NATCOM is so  
>> vast, I'm
>> getting lost in it. I've found some programs with AEJMC, but I'd  
>> really
>> appreciate some guidance. Geography doesn't matter, but I have to  
>> stay in
>> the States. My iguana and fiancé don't want me to leave. :( Thanks  
>> for your
>> time and consideration!
>> Until next time,
>> Theo
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>
>
> -- 
> Ted M. Coopman Ph.D.
> Lecturer
> Department of Communication Studies
> Department of Television, Radio, Film, & Theatre
> San Jose State University
>
>
>
> -- 
> Ted M. Coopman Ph.D.
> Lecturer
> Department of Communication Studies
> Department of Television, Radio, Film, & Theatre
> San Jose State University
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