Research

Published Work

“Managing Digital Products in a Newsroom Content,” ISOJ Journal, forthcoming Spring 2017.

“Preparing the Digital Educator/Scholar Hybrid,” Nieman Journalism Lab, Harvard University, Dec. 2016.

“Developing a New Major in Digital Media Innovation at Texas State,” MediaShift, Dec. 2016.

“How To Teach an Immersive Summer Code Camp,” MediaShift, Sept. 2016, .

“At #SXSW, Texas State Students Tracked Trends in Social Media, VR, Bots and Big Data,” MediaShift, March 2016.

“Developing a Digital Core in Mass Communication Curriculum,” co-authored with Jon Zmikly, Feb. 2016.

"Developing and Assessing Experiential Learning Opportunities," Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication, Summer 2015.

Cindy Royal and Dale Blasingame, "Data Journalism: An Explication," ISOJ Journal, Spring 2015.

"The Case for Coding in Journalism and Mass Communication Curriculum," Global Journalism Education in the 21st Century: Challenges and Innovations, editor Robyn Goodman. World Journalism Education Congress. Forthcoming 2017.

“What I Learned Meeting Innovators in East Coast Media,” Education Shift, PBS MediaShift, September 17, 2015.

“Innovation at #ISOJ: Mobile, Native Ads, Virtual Reality and Data,” Education Shift, PBS MediaShift, April 22, 2015.

"Why Universities Need to Embrace Coding Across the Curriculum," Education Shift, PBS MediaShift, March 25, 2015.

"Are Journalism Schools Teaching Their Students the Right Skills," Nieman Journalism Lab, April 17, 2014.

"Gender and Technology: Women's Usage, Creation and Perspectives" in Gender and Pop Culture: A Text-Reader, edited by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek and Patricia Leavy, 2014, Sense Publishers.

"From Blogs to Glass: Experiential Learning Through SXSW,", Education Shift, PBS MediaShift, March 27, 2014.

"Interactives of Olympic Proportions: Diffusion of Innovation at The New York Times," ISOJ Journal, Spring 2013.

We Need a Digital First Curriculum to Teach Modern Journalism,” PBS MediaShift, August 26, 2013.

At the Intersection of Journalism, Data Science and Digital Media: How Can J-Schools Prep Students for the World They’re Headed Into", Nieman Journalism Lab, July 26, 2013.

"Journalism Schools Need to Get Better at Teaching Tech Where the Girls Are,” Nieman Journalism Lab, October 9, 2012.

"The Journalist as Programmer: A Case Study of The New York Times Interactive News Technology Department," ISOJ Journal, Spring 2012.

"Making Media Social: News as User Experience - Revisited," The Future of News, Second Edition edited by Maxwell McCombs, Kelly Kaufhold, Amber Hinsley and Seth Lewis, 2012.

"Storify: Curating Stories with Social Media," JI Educator, May 9, 2012, jieducator.cqpress.com/storify-curating-stories-with-social-media.

"Thinking Critically About New Media," chapter in Teaching with Multimedia: Pedagogy in the Websphere, editor Roxanne O'Connell, 2011.

"Making Media Social: News as User Experience," The Future of News, edited by Maxwell McCombs, 2010.

Gendered Spaces and Digital Discourse: Framing Women's Relationship with the Internet, VDM Publishing, 2009.

Cindy Royal and Deepina Kapila, "What's on Wikipedia, and What's Not? Assessing Completeness of Information," Social Science Computer Review, Spring, 2009.

"Desktop Publishing," Encyclopedia of Journalism, Christopher Sterling, Sage Publications, September 25, 2009.

"Developing an Effective User Experience," Online Journalism Review, October 13, 2009.

"Educating Ourselves, So We Can Teach Our Students," Professor's Corner, Nieman Reports, August 26, 2009.

Four Authors/Five Books: A Reading Assignment for Media Educators and Scholars", AEJMC Hot Topics, August 19, 2009.

"Inspiring Students to Believe...They Can Do Anything," Online Journalism Review, August 18, 2009.

"Making Media Social: News as User Experience", Online Journalism Review, May 13, 2009.

"Introducing Women to the Internet: Digital Discourse in Women’s Media," Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, Fall 2008.

"Framing the Internet: A Comparison of Gendered Spaces," Social Science Computer Review, Summer, 2008.

James Tankard & Cindy Royal, "What's on the Web and What's Not," Social Science Computer Review, Fall 2005.

"Tech-savvy women seek support in classroom and newsroom," Online Journalism Review, April 14, 2005.

"Teaching Web Design in Journalism and Mass Communications Programs: Integration, Judgment, and Perspective," Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Winter 2005.

"A Meta-analysis of Journal Articles Intersecting Internet and Gender," Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Vol. 35, No. 4, 2005.

James Tankard & Cindy Royal, "Finding Out What's On the World Wide Web," Communication Impact: Designing Research that Matters, Susanna Hornig Priest, Ph.D., Editor, 2005.

"Framing the Internet in Gendered Spaces: An Analysis of iVillage and AskMen.com," Media Report to Women, Fall 2004.

Cindy Royal & James Tankard, "Literary Journalism on the World Wide Web: The Case of Blackhawk Down" Newspaper Research Journal, Memphis, TN, Fall 2004.

"Framing the Internet," in Communication in the Millennium: A Dialogue Between Turkish and American Scholars, Anadolu University, Turkey, 2003.

Review of Excellence in Online Journalism: Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment, in Journalism, 2013.

Review of Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good, in Global Media Journal, Summer 2008.

Review of Convergence Culture and Information Please, in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Spring 2008.

Review of Writing for Multimedia and the Web: A practical guide to content development for interactive media, in Journalism Studies, August 2007.

Review of Computer-Mediated Communication: Social Interaction on the Internet and Human Communication on the Internet, in Journalism Studies, August 2006, forthcoming.

Review of Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women in Computing by Jane Margolis and Allan Fisher, in Women's and Gender Studies in Review Across Disciplines, Issue 1, Spring 2003.

Doctoral Dissertation

"Gendered Spaces and Digital Discourse: Framing Women's Relationship with the Internet," a framing and discursive analysis of the ways that gendered Web sites construct women's relationship with Internet technology, March 2005.

Papers Presented

"Data Journalism: An Explication," International Symposium in Online Journalism, Austin, TX, April 2015.

"Creating Collegiate Media Opportunities in the Classroom Using Social Media: A Case Study of Experiential Learning," presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Chicago, August 2012.

"The Journalist as Programmer: A Case Study of the New York Times Interactive News Technology Department," International Symposium in Online Journalism, April 2010.

"User-Generated Content: How Social Networking Translates to Social Capital," presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Chicago, August 2008.

"What Do People Do Online? Implications For the Future of Media," International Symposium in Online Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, March 2008.

Cindy Royal & Deepina Kapila, "Wikipedia: Completeness of Information on the Online Collaborative Encyclopedia," presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Washington, DC, August 2007.

Cindy Royal & Deepina Kapila, "What's on Wikipedia and What's Not," International Symposium in Online Journalism, The University of Texas at Austin, March 2007.

"Introducing Women to the Internet: Digital Discourse in Women’s Media" - presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, San Francisco, August 2006.

"Visualizing Technology: Images in Google and Yahoo News Aggregators" - presented at the International Symposium on Online Journalism, April 8, 2006.

"Framing the Internet in Gendered Spaces: An Analysis of iVillage and AskMen.com" - presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Toronto, August 2004.

"A Meta-analysis of Social Science Scholarship on Internet and Gender" - review of social science journal articles intersecting Internet and Gender - presented at the International Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 2004.

"What's on the Web, and What's Not" - with Dr. James Tankard - an analysis of gaps in content represented on the Web - paper presented at the International Communications Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 24, 2003.

"Representations of Race and Sexuality on Feminist Web Sites" - paper presented at the International Communication Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 26, 2003.

"Comparison of Computerized and Traditional Content Analysis Techniques: A Case Study of the Texas Democratic Gubernatorial Primary" - paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Kansas City, MO, August 2003 .

"Framing the Internet: Before and After the Tech Bust" - a look at how newspapers framed discussions of Internet technology before and since March 2000 - paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Kansas City, MO, August 2003 .

"Narrative Structure in Sex and the City" - an analysis of narrative structure in the popular HBO series: voice-over, central theme/multiple meanings, and relationship to technology - paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Kansas City, MO, August 2003. Winner of Second Place Student Paper.

"Teaching Web Design in Journalism and Mass Communications Programs: Integration, Judgment, and Perspective" - a case study of a Web Design course that converges skills and theory; accompanying video, to be presented at the Expanding Convergence: Media Use in a Changing Information Environment Conference, Columbia, SC, Nov. 6-8, 2003; accompanying Web site at www.cindyroyal.com/teaching highlighting student projects.

"The Convergence of Literary Journalism and the World Wide Web: The Case of Blackhawk Down" - co-written with Dr. James Tankard, presented at the Dynamics of Convergent Media Conference, Columbia, SC, Nov. 14-16, 2002.

"Mind the Gender Gap: Gender Differences in Motivation to Contribute Online Content" - paper presented at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Miami, FL, August 2002.