Areas of Expertise
Portrayal of Women in the Media
Ph.D. Communication, University of Southern Mississippi
M.A. Communication, University of West Florida
Dr. Beasley is a former award-winning daily newspaper reporter who teaches primarily in the journalism track. Her research interests include the media's portrayal of women, journalism history, and media ethics. Her research has been published in the Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Communication and Society, Journal of Radio Studies, ASJMC's Insights, the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, and the Florida Communication Journal. She co-edited the book Social Media and the Value of Truth, has authored several book chapters, and was named Outstanding Undergraduate Teacher of the year at UNF in 2004.
American Journalism Historians Association, board member, 2012-present
American Journalism, editorial board member
Sex Roles, manuscript reviewer
Publications & Presentations
Social Media and the Value of Truth, edited by Berrin A. Beasley and Mitchell R. Haney, Lexington Books: 2013.
“Navigating the Web of Morality: The Ethical Use of Social Media.” The Social Media Industries, edited by Alan Albaran, Taylor & Francis: 2013.
“Origins of Mass Communication,” in The Media in America: A History, edited by David Sloan, Vision Press: 2011.
“Weight Watching: The Ethics of Commoditizing Appearance for Profit,” in The Ethics of Entertainment Media, edited by Howard Good and Sandra L. Borden,
“Political Manipulation of the Media: Wag the Dog,” in Journalism Ethics Goes to the Movies, edited by Howard Wood, Rowan & Littlefield: 2007.
“Sob Sisters: Female Reporters Get Tagged for Sappy Copy,” in The Media in America: A History, edited by David Sloan, Vision Press, 2008.
“‘We Want Convenience, Not Credibility’: Trends in College Students’ Use of Primary and Secondary News Outlets,” Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, Beasley, Luce and Standley, Fall 2006.
“Too Much Celebrity and Opinion, Not Enough Actual News: College Students’ Perceptions of News Values,” Florida Communication Journal, Beasley and Davis, Spring 2006.
"Shirts vs. Skins: Clothing as an Indicator of Gender Role Stereotyping in Video Games," Mass Communication & Society, Beasley and Standley, Vol. 5, No. 3, 2002.
"Color Me Pink or Blue: Gender Stereotyping, Consumerism and Safety/Privacy Concerns on a Gender-Neutral Children's Website," Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, Beasley and Standley, Vol. 17, No. 2, 2002.
"Teaching Ethics in News Journalism: Do As I Say AND As I Do," ASJMC Insights, Fall 2001.
“Hier Ist 1212: Operation Annie, Psychological Warfare and the Capture of the Rhineland,” Journal of Radio Studies, Vol. 8, No. 1, Summer 2001.
"Narrative Writing vs. Inverted Pyramid: A Study of Journalists' Awareness, Attitude and Behavior." Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter 1998.
“History of Journalism to 1850,” 4,000-word entry for Encyclopedia of Journalism, edited by Christopher Sterling, Sage Publications, 2009 anticipated publication date.
"Everyman News: The Changing American Front Page," Michele Weldon. Journalism Studies, Issue 10, Volume 4, October 2009.
"The Global Dynamics of News: Studies in International News Coverage and News Agenda," edited by Abbas Malek and Anandam Kavoori, for Southern Communication Journal, Spring 2000.
Creative Works Published/Exhibited
“Newspaper Brief: Watching the Paper Trail,” in 904: Northeast Florida’s Business & Executive Life Authority, (magazine) January 2008.
“Of the Beholder,” juried documentary presentation at the Southern States Communication Association’s April 2006 convention in Dallas, Texas.