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Jill Hopke

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

Selected Publications

Media Coverage

  • Focus on Faculty: Jill Hopke (DePaul University Newsline)

Professional Affiliations

  • 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)