Professor of Journalism and Media Studies John V. Pavlik has been named a Fellow of the International Communication Association (ICA). Fellow nominations for 2023 were announced on May 27 during the ICA’s annual conference, which was held this year in Toronto, Canada.
“I am delighted and honored to share with you that John Pavlik has been named an ICA Fellow,” SC&I Interim Dean Dafna Lemish wrote in an email to the SC&I community. “Fellow status is a recognition of distinguished scholarly contributions to the broad field of communication. John has researched and written widely on the impact of new technology on journalism, media, and society and has an impressive record of applying his expertise in news organizations and service to Rutgers and beyond. John is joining three other SC&I ICA Fellows: Jonathan Potter, Amy Jordan, and myself, all of us being very proud to have Rutgers on our name tags.”
Pavlik said, “I am humbled and deeply honored by being named a Fellow of the prestigious International Communication Association. It is an extraordinary recognition and I will draw upon it as inspiration for further scholarly achievement in the years ahead.”
Pavlik’s books include “Disruption and Digital Journalism,” published in 2021 by Routledge; “Journalism in the Age of Virtual Reality," "Converging Media, Media in the Digital Age,” “Journalism and New Media,” and “The People’s Right to Know.” He is co-developer of the Situated Documentary, a form of location-based storytelling using Augmented Reality and 360-degree video.
Pavlik has served as a judge of the Emmy Awards for excellence in television news and documentaries for more than three decades. He is past chair of the editorial board for Television Quarterly, the journal of the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences, which awards the Emmys. He is a former contributor to CNN.com, having written on the consequences of technological change for media and society. Pavlik has also authored more than a dozen computer software packages for education in journalism and communication, including newsroom reporting programs "Fire!", "Fatal!," and "NewsSim."
While on leave from Rutgers in 2013, he served as the inaugural Associate Dean for Research for Northwestern University in Qatar, where continues to conduct funded research on emerging media.
Pavlik’s Ph.D. in mass communication is from the University of Minnesota.
Photo credit: ICA. Courtesy of Professor John V. Pavlik.