Media / Public Scholarship

Dylan believes strongly in sharing our research and expertise outside of the academy, in a manner that makes it useful to practitioners and everyday people. That’s why his teaching goes beyond the classroom, through popular and trade publications.

With years of broadcasting experience and perspective grounded in theory and data, Dylan is a great fit when you need an on-air expert to talk all things at the intersections of media, tech, politics, religion, sports, and First Amendment law. Reach out to him today.

Popular/Trade Articles and Broadcast Pieces

SiriusXM Canada on Facebook’s PR response to leaks (LISTEN)

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on communicating after COVIDon online filter bubbleson coronavirus misinformation

KUAR 89.1 FM, NPR Affiliate, Little Rock, AR on generational anger and the role of social media (LISTEN)

NewsLab on fake news and Facebook

Facing South (Institute for Southern Studies) on social identity and white evangelical response to COVID-19

Relevant Magazine on Christianity and the Capitol riotson social identity and religious political partisanship

Metamorphosis on Christian nationalism after the Jan. 6 insurrection (LISTEN)


CNN on cultivation theory and news coverage of radicalism | on Cumulus Media misapplying the FCC’s equal time rule | on Trump’s Twitter ban | on Dan Le Batard leaving ESPN | on 2018 resolutions for news media | on ESPN layoffs | on Trump’s tweets and the press | on press coverage of the Trump campaign

Washington Post on the academic job market | on internet hoaxes

Essence on equal time rules as censorship

(U.K.) Press Gazette on Stop Hate for Profit Facebook ad boycott

Vox on Trump’s pandemic rally in Tulsa

Ad Age on The Onion’s mass shooting satire

THV 11, CBS Affiliate, Little Rock, AR on young voterson global media coverage of Arkansas executions

Arkansas Business on Tucker Carlson | on PR ethics


Book Smarts, Meet Mic Skills

Dylan knows what it’s like to conduct live interviews up against the clock, cover breaking news, and write in concise journalistic style.

Before earning his Ph.D., Dylan was a radio personality hosting drivetime shifts, moonlighting in the production room of the city’s ABC affiliate, and calling as many ballgames as humanly possible (see his sports coverage here). In all, he received ten Excellence in Broadcasting awards from the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters.

The height of his modest celebrity was either being voted the third-best radio personality in the Best of Jackson (Mississippi) awards (behind that unbeatable Top 40 morning show duo!) or when John Cooper from Skillet led a crowd of thousands in wishing him a happy birthday.

Here, he even saved an old DJ air check for you:

Air Check

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