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Lancaster University, UK

Robert (Ted) Gutsche, Jr., Ph.D. (University of Iowa), is a leading scholar in the field of Journalism Studies where he applies critical cultural theory to investigate issues of power in journalism. He is Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Critical Digital Media Practice at Lancaster University in the UK. As a journalist, his work has appeared in The Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the Guardian, and various other regional and local news outlets in the U.S. Gutsche has led digital innovation related to multimedia journalism, including through the use of virtual reality and other immersive media in storytelling and research at Florida International University in Miami, as well as dynamic storytelling at the University of Missouri’s Reynolds Journalism Institute, and non-profit news collaborations with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa. Gutsche is Associate Editor and Engagement Editor of Journalism Practice where he hosts and produce’s the journal’s podcast, The J Word. Gutsche is also a frequent media guest in international news and has done more than 100 TV and radio interviews, speaking about Trump, media, and U.S. politics. Visit


Recent Publications:

Xu, N. & Gutsche, Jr., R. E. (2020). “Going offline”: Social media, source verification, and Chinese investigative journalism during “information overload.” Journalism Practice. 


Gutsche, Jr., R. E. , Cong, X., Pan, F., Sun, Y., & DeLoach, L. (2020). #DiminishingDiscrimination: The symbolic annihilation of race and racism in news hashtags of “calling 911 on black people.” Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism. 


Marino, M. I., Bilge, N., Gutsche, Jr., R. E. , & Holt, L. (2020). Who (and where) is credible?: Using virtual reality to examine credibility and bias of perceived race/ethnicity in urban/suburban environments. Howard Journal of Communications, 31(3), 297-315.


Gutsche, Jr., R. E. & Hess, K. (2020). “Placeification”: The transformation of digital news spaces into “places” of meaning. Digital Journalism, 8(5), 586-595.