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Dr. Marcus Messner

Associate Professor and co-ordinator
 Journalism and Research and Innovation
Virginia Commonwealth University
United States Virgin Islands


Dr. Marcus Messner has been an associate professor at the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture since 2007, teaching journalism and mass communications classes. He serves as the Robertson School’s Coordinator for Research and Innovation.He has presented more than 70 research papers at national and international conferences and has published more than 30 articles in academic journals such as Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Mass Communication & Society, Corporate Communications, and Public Relations Journal as well as in various books. His research studies have won top paper awards at the conferences of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the International Communication Association (ICA) as well as at the International Public Relations Research Conference (IPRRC).

Research Interest

influence and adoption of social media in journalism, public relations and health communication.


  • "Legitimizing Wikipedia: How US national newspapers frame and use the online encyclopedia in their coverage M Messner, J South - Journalism Practice, 2011 - Taylor & Francis"

  • "Wikipedia versus Encyclopedia Britannica: A longitudinal analysis to identify the impact of social media on the standards of knowledge M Messner, MW DiStaso - Mass Communication and Society, 2013 - Taylor & Francis "

  • "Global health and social media: using Instagram and Twitter in an open online class for global service-learning projects M Messner, V Medina-Messner… - Communication …, 2016 -"

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