Jeffrey Blevins

Jeffrey Layne Blevins , PHD


Professor of Journalism & Public and International Affairs

Professional Summary

Dr. Blevins is a Professor in the Department of Journalism (51%) & School of Public and International Affairs (49%). His recent book, Social Media, Social Justice, and the Political Economy of Online Networks (University of Cincinnati Press, 2022) won the 2023 National Indie Book Award for Non-Fiction E-Book, as it explores the role of social media in social justice and political campaigns.  In 2009 Dr. Blevins served as a federal grant reviewer for the Broadband Technology Opportunity Program administered by the National Telecommunication and Information Administration and the U.S. Department of Commerce.  He is a frequent media contact for national outlets, including The Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, VOA, and other venues.


Ph.D.: Ohio University 2001 (Telecommunication)

M.S.: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1998 (Mass Communication)

B.S.: Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, 1995 (Mass Communication)

Research Support

Grant: #1708-04721 Investigators:Blevins, Jeffrey; Culley, Theresa; Johnson, Arlene; Lee, James; Wang, Xuemao; Wu, Tzu-Yu 01-01-2018 -06-30-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation A Catalyst Model for Transdisciplinary Teams in Digital Scholarship: The University of Cincinnati’s Digital Scholarship Center Role:Collaborator $900,000.00 Awarded Level:Private Non-Profit

Grant: #R40527 Investigators:Bastos, Flavia Maria Cunha; Blevins, Jeffrey; Hughes, Sean; Iversen, Kristen; Lind, Amy; Torner, Evan 10-01-2019 -03-31-2020 UC's Urban Futures Digital Futures Anchor Development Program Story-telling & Social Justice Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Courses Taught

Media Law & Ethics

Sports Reporting

Principles of American Journalism

Political Reporting

Investigative Journalism

Seminar in Research

Politics on Film

Media and Politics in the United States

Media Policy Research and Reporting