Research and Creative Interests
- Digital Media
- social media
- Visual Communication
- Social Movements
- Media Images
Danielle K. Kilgo (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is an assistant professor of journalism at The Media School. Her research primarily focuses on the entanglement of race, gender and ability issues in visual, digital and social media communication. Currently, she concentrates on the international media coverage of social movements, particularly recent protests against violence and racism in the United States. Kilgo has studied the influence of framing on audience interpretation, the affective responses to photographs, and the news redistribution practices of social media users. Her work appears in academic journals such as the Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, Social Media + Society, Mass Communication & Society, Health Communication, International Journal of Communication, Journalism Studies, Journalism Practice, Digital Journalism, and Journalism.
She currently teaches courses that merge theory and production, including, Social Media Movements, Social Media + Virality, Visual Communication, Graphic Design, and Content Analysis. She serves as the advisor for the Indiana University Student Chapter of the National Association for Black Journalists. Kilgo has previously instructed courses related to photography, entrepreneurial journalism, and international reporting. Previously, Kilgo worked as a photojournalist and public relations professional.
Recent Publications (2016-2019)
- Kilgo, D.K.& Mourão, R. R. (2019). Media Effects and Marginalized Ideas:
Relationships Among Media Consumption and Support for Black Lives Matter.The International Journal of Communication.
- Kilgo, D. K., & Harlow, S. (2019) Protests, Media Coverage, and a Hierarchy of Social Struggle. International Journal of Press/Politics.
- Kilgo, D.K., Ng, Y.M., Riedl, M. & Lacasa, I. (2018). Reddit’s Veil of Anonymity: Predictors of site engagement and participation in media environments with hostile reputations. Social Media + Society.
- Kilgo, D.K., Boulter, T.R., & Coleman, R. (2018). Face Value: Linking nonverbal cues to character traits in impression formation of politicians. International Journal of Communication.
- Kilgo, D.K.& Mourão, R. R. (2018). Martin to Brown: How time and platform impact coverage of the Black Lives Matter movement. Journalism Practice.
- Mourão, R.R.; Kilgo, D. K.; Sylvie, G. (2018) Framing Ferguson: The interplay of advocacy frames, journalistic frames, and sourcing in newspaper coverage of Michael Brown. Journalism.
- Kilgo, D. K., Harlow, S., García Perdomo, V., & Salaverría, R. (2018) From #Ferguson to #Ayotzinapa: Analyzing the Differences in Domestic and Foreign Protest News Shared on Social Media. Mass Communication & Society.
- Kilgo, D.K., Yoo, J., & Johnson, T. (2018) Spreading Ebola Hype: Newspaper and Social Media Coverage of the 2014 Ebola Health Crisis. Health Communication.
- Kilgo, D.K., Harlow, S., García-Perdomo, V., Salaverría, R. (2018). A New Sensation: An international exploration of sensationalism and social media recommendations in online news publications. Journalism, 19(11): 1497-1516.
- Kilgo, D.K., Lough, K., & Riedl, M. (2017) Emotional appeals and news values as factors of shareworthiness in Ice Bucket Challenge news coverage. Digital Journalism.
- Harlow, S., Salaverría, R., Kilgo, D.K., and García Perdomo, V. (2017). Protest Paradigm in Multimedia: Social Media Sharing of Coverage about the Crime of Ayotzinapa, Mexico. Journal of Communication.
- García Perdomo, V., Salaverría, R., Kilgo, D.K.& Harlow, S. (2017). To share or not to share: Influence of news values and topics on social media. Journalism Studies. 19 (8): 1180-1201.
- Suran, M.; Kilgo, D.K.(2017). Freedom from the press? How anonymous gatekeepers on Reddit covered the Boston Marathon Bombings. Journalism Studies, 18(8): 1035-1051.
- Kilgo, D.K.;Yoo, J.; Geise, S; Sinta, V.; Suran, M.; & Johnson, T. (2016). Led it on Reddit: Factors of Opinion Leadership on Reddit. First Monday, 21(9), doi:10.5210/fm.v21i9.6429.
- Kilgo, D.K.; Sinta, V. (2016) Six things you didn’t know about headline writing: Sensational form in headline writing of traditional and digitally native news organizations. Research Journal of the International Symposium of Journalism.
- Kilgo, D.K.(2016). Media Landscape on Tumblr: News organization convergence attributes in youth-oriented social medianetworks. Digital Journalism, 4(6): 784-800.