Brant Burkey

Brant BurkeyBRANT BURKEY, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communications

LIB 5075
(310) 243-2681

Ph.D. in Media Studies, with a certificate in New Media and Culture, University of Oregon, 2014
M.S. in Communication Studies, University of Oregon, 1997
B.A. in Communications, Sonoma State University, 1993

Dr. Burkey teaches a variety of journalism option and core courses for the Communications Department curriculum, including those related to news and features reporting, media production, media literacy, communication theory, research methods, and the writing-intensive senior seminar.

Dr. Burkey’s research consistently focuses on digital practices in journalism, cultural heritage, digital humanities, and social media. His projects have examined how millennials’ digital news practices present a new media logic for newsgathering and gatekeeping, as well as explored the effects of social media platforms on cultural heritage institutions and collective memory practices. Other areas of specialty in his research and teaching include media memory studies, digital culture, media literacy, media criticism, media history, media ethics, multimedia reporting, and media production. His work has appeared in Explorations in Media Ecology and he has presented research at the International Communications Association (ICA), Western States Communication Association (WSCA, LSI Division), Pacific Sociology Association (PSA), and several regional academic conferences on journalism and media studies.

Dr. Burkey has also consulted as a resident journalist with the CSUDH school newspaper, The Bulletin, and appeared as a guest speaker on the public radio show, “AirTalk,” on KPCC (89.3 FM), talking about social media trends.

Prior to coming to CSUDH, Dr. Burkey worked for more than ten years as a professional journalist for a variety of news, education, lifestyles, and business publications; spent eight years as a secondary school instructor, where he developed a distinguished journalism program for a Title I high school in an urban public school district; and has lectured at the university level for CSU Dominguez Hills, University of Oregon, and CSU Long Beach.