Professor - Department of Journalism
Knight Chair, journalism technologies and the democratic process
New School for Social Research (New York), 1993
B.A., Penn State University, 1981
Office: 3049 Weimer
Phone: (352) 352-392-8456
I am traveling away from Gainesville for most of the summer. I will always check my UF email, but sometimes it might take a few days before I reply to you. If you need to meet with me, please send an email, and I'm sure we can work something out.
New communication technologies -- online, mobile and multimedia journalism -- digital reporting, newsgathering, editing and production -- curation, aggregation, blogs, social media -- the changes in societies that are related to the adoption and diffusion of new communication technologies.
Mindy McAdams teaches production and theory courses about interactive media and online journalism. Her book Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages was published by Focal Press/Elsevier in 2005. She has trained more than 200 journalists in multimedia skills (at the Miami Herald, Orlando Sentinel, Montreal Gazette, Austin American-Statesman, various state newspaper associations, Nieman Fellows at Harvard, two National Writers Workshops, and several Poynter seminars).
She has led journalist training workshops in South Africa, Argentina, Vietnam, and Bulgaria on missions for the U.S. State Department. She has also given presentations about online journalism in Britain, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland, Thailand, and Canada. In 2011-12 she was a Fulbright Senior Scholar on a teaching grant in Indonesia for 10 months. Her first Fulbright award was in 2004-05, for teaching/research in Malaysia for eight months.
A pioneer in online newspapers, she was No. 15 on the Online Journalism Review's list of 50 "Names to Know" in new media in 1998. She joined the UF faculty in 1999.
Before moving to Florida, she worked on the Metro desk at The Washington Post and at TIME magazine in New York. In 1994, she was the first content developer at Digital Ink, The Washington Post’s first online newspaper. In the mid-1980s she was a business editor and reporter covering personal computers, and earlier, a copy editor at Dell Publishing in New York.
She is also co-author of the book The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers and Journalists (1997, 2nd ed. 2000, 3rd ed. 2002), published by Guilford Press.