Kelly Kaufhold

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, 2011
Phone: +1.806.834.1766
Office: 405
Office Hours: Posted on Door
Classes Taught: 
  • EMC 6315 - "MoJo": Storytelling by Smart Phone
  • JOUR 4350 - Multiplatform News Delivery
  • JOUR 3311 - News Presentation II
  • MCOM 3300 - Mass Media Theories and Society

Research: Kelly's research interests revolve around all things at the intersection of information and informed democracy - especially the role of age in news consumption. He also has a keen interest in media economics, new media and the role of social media as an information source. He has published research in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Practice, the International Journal of Media Management, Newspaper Research Journal, Electronic News and International Journal of Internet Science, and he is co-editor of The Future of News, a book examining the ever-changing state of the media.
Find out more about Dr. Kaufhold's research

  • Assistant Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media, Texas Tech, 2011 - present
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Texas at Austin, 2007 - 2011
  • Manager of Media Relations, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, 2002 - 2007
  • Adjunct Instructor, Barry University, 2001-2002
  • Worked in radio, television, magazine and online journalism, as a reporter, videographer, photographer, editor and manager in print and broadcasting from 1983 - 2007, in Ohio, Texas and Florida

Leadership / awards:
  • Outstanding Dissertation Award, Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2012
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year for the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin in 2011
  • Top research paper honors twice, in 2008 and 2010, at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Patricia Witherspoon Research Award from the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Participation
  • Finalist for a Knight News Challenge grant in 2007

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