Alyssa Appelman

Alyssa Appelman, Media Professional

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Job Title: Assistant professor

Discipline/Program: Journalism program

Area of Expertise: Copy editing and data journalism

Bio: I am starting my fifth year as an assistant professor at NKU. I teach undergraduate journalism courses, including news writing, copy editing/design and data journalism. I also conduct research on journalistic message credibility. I have conducted projects on the effects and significance of grammatical errors, stylistic errors and factual errors in news articles. I have also conducted studies that specifically examine message effects and information processing in digital and social media.

Before joining NKU, I worked in print media as a copy editor, proofreader and page designer. In college, I interned at The Washington Times and The Washington Post, following training at my high school and college newspapers. I then worked for Freedom Communications as a copy editor and page designer on a consolidated/hub news desk for publications across the Florida Panhandle: Apalachicola Times, Crestview News Bulletin, The Destin Log, Gulf Defender, Holmes County Times­—Advertiser, Northwest Florida Daily News, (Panama City) News Herald, Santa Rosa Press Gazette, The (Port St. Joe) Star, Walton Sun, and Washington County News. I also worked as a freelance copy editor and proofreader for multiple organizations, including Voices of Central Pennsylvania, the Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc. and Samsung Research America.

I have bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and a Ph.D. in mass communications from The Pennsylvania State University.

Favorite Social Media: I like Facebook and Twitter.

Dream Job: This!

Fun Fact: I’ve been vegan for the past 17 years.

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