Mensing, Donica

Donica Mensing

Mensing, Donica

Associate Dean and Associate Professor

Office Location: RSJ 303D

Office Phone Number: (775) 784-4198

Donica Mensing is the Associate Dean for the Reynolds School. She is also an Associate Professor teaching a variety of courses, from the introductory class in journalism to a graduate seminar in interactive publishing. Recently her focus has been on networked journalism and what it means for journalism education, for journalists and for communities.

Donica is an accomplished researcher and has presented a variety of research papers at recognized journalism-focused conferences. A sample of her research papers include: “Popularity Is Not The Same Thing as Influence: A Study if the Bay Area News System,” “Rethinking Journalism Education,” “Participatory Journalism and the Transformation of News,” and “Doing Journalism Together: Experiments in collaborative news gathering.”

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Google Scholar Citations

The evolution of online newspapers: A longitudinal content analysis, 1997-2003

J Greer, D Mensing
Internet newspapers: The making of a mainstream medium, 13-32
159 2006
Rethinking [again] the future of journalism education

D Mensing
Journalism Studies 11 (4), 511-523
105 2010
US news web sites better, but small papers still lag

J Greer, D Mensing
Newspaper Research Journal 25 (2), 98-112
61 2004
Online revenue business model has changed little since 1996

D Mensing
Newspaper Research Journal 28 (2), 22-37
32 2007
Realigning journalism education

D Mensing
Journalism education, training and employment, 15-32
20 2011
Journalism education, training and employment

B Franklin, D Mensing
20 2010
Citizen journalism in a historical frame

DM Ryfe, D Mensing
Public Journalism 2.0: The Promise and Reality of a Citizen-Engaged Press, 32-44
17 2010
Blueprint for Change: From the Teaching Hospital to the Entrepreneurial Model of Journalism Education

D Mensing, D Ryfe
#ISOJ The Official Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online …
13 2013
Above the fold: A comparison of the lead stories in print and online newspapers

D Mensing, JD Greer
Internet Newspapers: The making of a mainstream medium, pp. 283-302
12 2006
Prospects for profit: The (un) evolving business model for online news

D Mensing, J Rejfek
International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, Texas
11 2005
Editors at small newspapers say error problems serious

D Mensing, M Oliver
Newspaper Research Journal 26 (4), 6
10 2005
The economics of online newspapers

D Mensing
81th annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass …
10 1998
Passing through journalism? Journalism as a temporary job and professional institutions in decline

G Nygren
Journalism Education, Training and Employment, London: Routledge, 207-221
6 2011
Doing Journalism Together: experiments in collaborative newsgathering

D Ryfe, D Mensing
Future of Journalism Conference, Cardiff, Wales
5 2007
Popularity is not the same thing as influence: A study of the bay area news system

D Ryfe, D Mensing, H Ceker, M Gunes
Journal of the international symposium of online journalism (# ISOJ) 2 (2)
4 2012
Prospects for profit: The economics of online newspapers

DH Mensing
University of Nevada, Reno
4 1997
Mapping emerging news networks: a case study of the San Francisco bay area

D Ramos, M Gunes, D Mensing, D Ryfe
Complex Networks, 237-244
3 2013
Introduction: Journalism education, training and employment

D Mensing, RA Franklin
3 2011
Online news: A comparison of traditional and online media coverage of a presidential primary election.

DH Mensing
3 2003
What is the meaning of a news link?

D Ryfe, D Mensing, R Kelley
Digital Journalism 4 (1), 41-54
2 2016