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Amber Hinsley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Courses Taught

Multiplatform Journalism; Journalism News Writing; Media & Society; Media Lab; Social Media as Professional Tools; Contemporary Issues in Media (graduate); Research Methods in Communication (graduate)


Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 2010
M.S., Kansas State University, 2006

Research Interests

  • Online and social media
  • Media management

Publications and Media Placements

Hinsley, A. (2017). Developing new organizational identity: Merger of St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon. Journal of Radio and Audio Media, 24(1), 144-160.

Van Slette, S. & Hinsley, A. (2017). Public relations, politics, and rape culture: A case study of frames and counter-frames in the press. Media Report to Women 45(1), 6-11, 20-22.

Hinsley, A. & Lee, H. (2015). #Ferguson strategic messaging: How local journalists and activists used Twitter as a communication tool. #ISOJ, The Official Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, 5(1), 124-146.

Honors and Awards

  • Robert A. Johnston, S.J. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in the Social Sciences. 2017.
  • Innovative Teaching Fellowship, Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning. 2016.
  • Gil de Zuniga, H. and Hinsley A. (2013). The press versus the public: What is ‘good journalism?’ Journalism Studies 14(6), 926-942.
    • Article received honorable mention (second place) as outstanding journal article of the year by the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association.

Professional Organizations and Associations

Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

Community Work and Service

  • Leadership Council, Generation Listen STL (formerly Young Friends of St. Louis Public Radio), KWMU, St. Louis Public Radio: 2011-2016

  • Instructor, Video Journalism (Grades 5-8), Youth Learning Center, St. Louis, MO: Summer 2012, Summer 2011