Jennifer Midberry

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

  • Office:
    FF M130K
  • Office Hours:
    MW 11:00am-12:00pm
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  • Research and Creative Interests

    Visual Communication, Photojournalism, Affective Responses to Visual Media, Media Stereotypes, Representaions of the Middle East and Islam,


    Jennifer Midberry, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in The Media School's Journalism unit. Her research focuses on affective responses to photojournalism of conflict, digital visual storytelling, and visual stereotypes, with an emphasis on depictions of Islam and the Middle East in U.S. media. She currently teaches Visual Communication and Photojournalism Reporting courses. She earned her doctorate in media and communication from Temple University, and holds a master’s degree in Near Eastern studies from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Messiah College. Previous to her academic career, she worked as a photojournalist at the Philadelphia Daily News and as a photo editor at AOL News and ABC News.


    Selected Publications

    Midberry, J. (2017). Photos of breastfeeding in uniform: contesting discourses of masculinity, nationalism, and the military. Feminist Media Studies. doi: 10.1080/14680777.2017.1283340

    Midberry, J. (2017). Photos of the day online galleries: Representing a more nuanced world. Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, 19, 700-715. doi: 10.1177/1464884916636124

    Midberry, J. (2017). “Only image I ever see”: U.S. media consumers’ perceptions of Iraqis. Journalism Studies, 18, 925-942. doi: 10.1080/1461670X.2015.1088399