Ph.D. University of Alabama, 2008
MA University of Alabama, 2004
BA in Journalism, 1998
My research looks at how journalists make ethical decisions. I am particularly interested in what factors influence those decisions such as technology or pressure from the audience. I also study how technology influences journalism on a more general level.
Mackay, J.B. (in press). Finding Justice Online in A Tormented College Town: Virginia Tech And The Anonymous Commentary War. In Contemporary Media Ethics: APractical Guide for Students, Scholars and Professionals in the Globalized World, 2nd ed. Spokane, WA: Marquette Books.
Mackay, J.B. (in press). The Rise of The Techno-savvy Journalist. In Sloan, W. D. and Greer, J (Eds.), Contemporary Media Issues. Northport, AL: Vision Press.
Mackay, J.B. (2012). Journalistic Constraints: Weighing the pressures on ethical decisions. Newspaper Research Journal, 33, 24-37.
Mackay, J.B. and Lowrey, W. (2011). The Credibility Divide: Reader Trust of Online Newspapers and Blogs. Journal of Media Sociology ,3, 39-57.
Mackay, J. B. (2008). Journalist reliance on teens andchildren. Journalism & Mass Media Ethics, 23, 126-140.
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
International Communication Association (ICA)
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)