Michael A. Beam

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I am an assistant professor in the School of Communication Studies at Kent 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 computer system administrator. I have worked in community radio for over a dozen years and produce a weekly radio show, The Beat Oracle.