John Haman is ABD in the School of Journalism at the University of Iowa. Haman’s dissertation examines the historical involvement of radical religious groups in issues related to equality and class in the Progressive Era, and social justice advocacy in relation to climate change today. While his dissertation takes a historical and cultural look at alternative social movement publications and their relationship to wider reform currents, his published work analyzes how oppositional messages are co-opted by advertising campaigns that utilize long-form digital video. In addition to my dissertation, Haman has demonstrated the ability to establish a robust research program by co-authoring multiple papers, including an article that appeared in Sport and Society, an essay that is forthcoming in American Journalism, and another study under review at Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.

His teaching areas relate primarily to the practices of journalism, especially multimedia storytelling and the numerous tools available to enhance journalistic stories with visual and analytic dimensions. He developed an enthusiasm for the hardware and software facets of reporting as an engineering major before ultimately switching journalism education. The extensive training Haman received in website and application coding languages continues to be very useful in the classroom. He has found that the effectiveness of online sharing tools like WordPress can be greatly enhanced by a working knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript, and can heighten the professionalism of a final product.

Haman’s experience includes serving as managing editor for the Journal of Communication Inquiry. JCI is a student-run, peer-reviewed academic journal in communication and media studies operated in partnership between the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism & Mass Communication and SAGE publications. He also participated actively in the UI’s Graduate Student Senate and was elected that organization’s Public Relations Officer.


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