Jill Hopke joined the College of Communication in the fall of 2015 as an assistant professor of Journalism
. She teaches courses in multimedia and online reporting, social media and environmental communication.
She started her career as a community radio news director. She went on to work in both print and digital platforms.
She completed her doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, along with her BA and MA degrees. While in graduate school she worked as a consultant in the UW-Madison DesignLab, a digital media lab and design consultancy service with the mission of improving students’ digital communication skills.
Her research focuses on participatory and networked uses of emerging digital and mobile media platforms, with an emphasis on the ways in which environmental activists use these tools. Methodologically, she is interested in how social network analysis and related digital methods can enrich traditional communication research methods.
Her research has appeared in Environmental Communication, the Journal of Radio and Audio Media and the Revista Latinoamérica de Opinión Publica. In addition, she has presented research at national and international communications conferences, including: the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the Conference on Communication and the Environment (COCE), the International Communication Association (ICA) and the World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)-Latin America.
She is excited to work with DePaul students and explore Chicago.
Her website can be found at jillhopke.com.
- Hopke, J. “To Have Impact, the People’s Climate March Needs to Reach Beyond Activists” (The Conversation)
- Hopke, J. E. & Simis, M. (2015). "Discourse over a contested technology on Twitter: A case study of hydraulic fracturing." Public Understanding of Science, 0(0), 1-16. DOI: 10.1177/0963662515607725
- Hopke, J. E. (2015). "Hashtagging politics: Transnational anti-fracking movement Twitter practices." Social Media + Society, 1(2), 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/2056305115605521
- Hopke, J. E. "Occupy is not a place: A cross-case comparison of the #15M and #Occupy movements." Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies.
- Hopke, J. E. (2015). “In the world, from our world”: Shared values and meanings in transnational participatory radio practice. Journal of Radio & Audio Media, 22(1), 77-95. doi: 10.1080/19376529.2015.1015866
- Hopke, J. E. (2012). Water gives life: Framing an environmental justice movement in Salvadoran mainstream and alternative news sources. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture. 6(3), 365-382. doi: 10.1080/17524032.2012.695742
- Rojas, H. & Hopke, J. E. (2010). Socializados para la autocensura: Comunicación autoritaria y opinión pública [Socialized for self-censorship: Authoritarian communication and public opinion]. Revista Latinoamérica de Opinión Publica, 0, 145-156.
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)
International Communication Association (ICA)
International Environmental Communication Association (IECA)