Michael A. Beam
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I am an assistant professor in the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. I completed my doctoral studies in the School of Communication at The Ohio State University.
Broadly, I am interested the impact of new media on the process of information creation, exposure, processing and ultimately, public opinion. Much of my independent research specifically focuses on personalized media. My research has also focused on news & entertainment media, user-generated content, and research methodology. I teach college courses covering digital communication technologies, multimedia content creation, and research methods. My interest in communication research stems from my experience working in media and information technology. Before entering graduate school, I spent over a decade working as a system administrator. I have worked in community radio for over a dozen years and produce a weekly radio show, The Beat Oracle. You can see more details on my CV. When not writing papers and teaching, I like to travel with my wife and son, go to shows, watch soccer, and play disc golf with my dog.