Contact and Overview
Wednesday 11:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5:00pm; or by appointment (all virtual)
Ph.D., Mass Communication
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, December 2010, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Dissertation: "The Andrea Yates effect: Priming of mental illness stereotypes through exemplification of postpartum disorders"
Chair: Rhonda Gibson, Ph.D.
The University of Texas at Austin, May 1995, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Thesis: "Technology, roles and gender in the business communications environment"
Thesis advisor: Paula Poindexter, Ph.D.
James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., May 1993, College of Fine Arts and Communication
Magna Cum Laude
Minor in journalism
Currently Teaching (Spring 2021)
COM 2618 Intro to Media Publishing
COM 3340 Journalism Ethics in the Free Society
COM 4310 Advanced Design Digital Storytelling
COM 2600 Introduction to Journalism
COM 2618 Introduction to Media Publishing
COM 3200 Internet Communication
COM 3340 Journalism Ethics and a Free Society
COM 3600 Feature Writing
COM 4220 Photojournalism
COM 4310 Layout and Design for Print and Interactive Media
COM 4420 Multimedia Storytelling (Examples of student work from this class: ASUCOM Narratives
Other links to student work can be found here: http://lynetteholmanmultimedia.com/
Visual Communication (COM 2618: Introduction to Media Publishing, COM 4310: Layout and Design for Print and Interactive Media)
News Writing (COM 2600: Introduction to Journalism)
Web Design and Programming (COM 3200: Internet Communication)
Feature Writing (COM 3600)
Multimedia Storytelling (COM 4420)
Photojournalism (COM 4220)
Professional Affiliations or Organizations
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
International Communication Association
Media effects (priming and exemplification)
Online journalism and digital storytelling
Journalism pedagogy and evolution of the profession
Technology, human-computer interaction
Holman, L., & McKeever, R. (2017). The Andrea Yates effect: Priming mental illness stereotypes through exemplification of postpartum disorders. Health communication, 32(10), 1284-1296.
Fuhlhage, M., Shaw, D. L., Holman, L., & Lee, S. Y. (2017). Blowing Embers: An exploration of the agenda-setting role of books. Journalism Studies, 18(12), 1593-1612.
El-Toukhy, S., Holman, L., & Gibson, R. (2017). Exemplifying Risk: Effects of Health Exemplars and Risk Prevalence on Perceived Susceptibility, Severity, and Vaccination Intentions. International Journal of Communication and Health, 12, 1-12. http://communicationandhealth.ro/upload/number12/SHERINE-EL-TOUKHY.pdf
Norwood, A. (Editor), Holman, L. (Executive Producer) (2013, Feb. 1). Saving the Places You Love (Video file). Blue Ridge Conservancy website. http://blueridgeconservancy.org/blue-ridge-conservancy-video-anna-norwood/
El-Toukhy, S., Holman, L. (2012). A Healthy Mix: A Case Study of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Health Certificate Program. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 67(3), 286-301.
Holman, L. (Winter 2011). Building Bias: Media Portrayals of Postpartum Disorders and Mental Illness. Media Report to Women, 39 (1), 12-19.
Owens, L.C., Tuggle, C.A., Holman, L. (2011). Should Certification of Meteorologists Serve as a Model for Broadcast Journalists? Electronic News, 5(2), 112-126.
Refereed Conference Papers
- "Blowing Embers: An Exploration of the Agenda-Setting Role of Books," presented with co-authors Michael Fuhlhage and Sun Young Lee to the AEJMC National Conference Communication Theory & Methodology Division; San Francisco, Calif., August, 2015
- "Implementing Universal Design for Learning: Concept and Model Development in a Faculty Learning Community," presented with co-authors Leslie Cook, Nigel Davies and Sandi Lane to the Lilly Spring International Conference on College and University Teaching and Learning; Bethesda, Md., May, 2014
- "Exemplifying Risk: Contrast Versus Assimilation Effects in Risk Perception and Vaccination Intentions," presented to the AEJMC National Conference Communicating Science, Health, Environment and Risk Division; Washington, D.C., August 10, 2013 (Top Faculty Paper Award)
- "The Andrea Yates Effect: Priming of Mental Illness Stereotypes Through Exemplification of Postpartum Disorders," presented at the 2012 Kentucky Conference on Health Communication; Lexington, KY., April 20, 2012
- "Building Bias: Media Portrayals of Postpartum Disorders and Mental Illness Stereotypes," presented to the AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women; Denver, Colo., August, 2010
- "Voicing Opinions in the Face of Change: An Analysis of Norfolk Newspaper Readers' Feedback During Virginia's Massive Resistance" presented to the AEJMC National Conference History Division; Boston, Mass., August, 2009
- "Susan Faludi's Backlash: A Book's Role in Building the Media Agenda for Coverage of Sexual Harassment in the Early '90s" presented to the AEJMC National Conference Commission on the Status of Women; Boston, Mass., August, 2009
- "Photo Fixation: Evaluating Web Site Conventions in Online News Slideshows," co-authored with Laura Ruel and presented to the AEJMC National Conference Visual Communication Division; Boston, Mass., August, 2009 — a version of this paper was presented to the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium Open Division; Oxford, Miss., March, 2009
- "Priming Postpartum Prejudice: Can Exemplification and Voiceover Gender in News Story Slideshows Influence Activation of Stereotypes of Mental Illness?" co-authored with Francesca Carpentier, Ph.D., and presented to the International Communication Association National Conference Information Systems Division; Chicago, Ill., May, 2009
- "A Healthy Mix: UNC-Chapel Hill's Health Certificate: A Case Study of Interdisciplinary Programs," co-authored with Sherine El-Toukhy and presented to the International Communication Association National Conference Instructional/Developmental Communication Division; Chicago, Ill., May, 2009
- "A Question of Where in Cyberspace: Background and Conflicts of Jurisdiction Online," presented to the AEJMC National Conference Law & Policy Division; Chicago, Ill., August, 2008 — a version of this paper was presented to the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium Law & Policy Division; Auburn, Ala., March, 2008
- "Should Certification of Meteorologists Serve as a Model for Broadcast Journalists?," co-authored with Charlie Tuggle and Lynn Owens and presented to the AEJMC National Conference Radio-Television Journalism Division; Chicago, Ill., August, 2008
"Web 3.0 and Beyond: Customization, Synchronization and the Self" presented as part of a panel titled: "New Television – the TV Everywhere, All-The-Time, Multi-Screen, Multi-Delivery industry that we will all be facing in the very near future. Has The Long Tail come to fruition? What will be the 'New Free'? Where do we go from here?" at the Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, Nev., April, 2011.
THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT, Norfolk, Va., 2000 - 2005, Business Page Designer, Responsible for editing and designing business pages. I also served as art director and designer for feature section fronts, inside pages and special projects
BIRMINGHAM POST-HERALD, Birmingham, Ala., 1999 - 2000, Feature Page Designer, Responsible for editing and designing feature section fronts, inside pages and special sections, Redesigned the paper for a 50-inch web, launched in September 1999
THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT, Norfolk, Va., 1997 - 1999, Page Designer, Responsible for editing and designing news and feature section fronts, inside pages and special sections
PRICE WATERHOUSE, Arlington, Va., 1996 - 1997, Graphic Designer/Production Coordinator, Responsible for the design and coordination of major government and private client proposals, Created original illustrations, information graphics and presentation materials for clients, including the Department of Defense, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Designed the Gateway Connection, a monthly newsletter for more than 1,000 employees
THE COLUMBIA DAILY TRIBUNE, Columbia, Mo., 1995 - 1996, Feature Page Designer, Designed feature section fronts, special sections and produced illustrations, Served as an art director for projects
TATEAUSTIN ADVERTISING AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, Austin, Tx., 1994, Account Assistant, Assisted account executives and creative staff in accomplishing marketing and public relations objectives for various clients, including the Children's Advocacy Center, Randalls supermarkets and St. Edward's University, Duties included conducting research, writing press releases and public relations plans, preparing client presentations, photography and graphic design work.
Title: Associate Professor, Journalism
Department: Department of Communication
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-2487