Rodrigo Zamith is an Associate Professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of journalism and technology, with a focus on the reconfiguration of journalism in a changing media environment and the development of digital research methods for social scientists.
Zamith’s research has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including New Media & Society, the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Digital Journalism. He has received multiple research awards from AEJMC, ICA, and other organizations. Zamith is a Faculty Associate of UMass’ Computational Social Science Institute and a Faculty Affiliate of its Department of Communication.
Zamith’s teaching includes both conceptually-oriented and skills-oriented courses, ranging from a broad overview of journalism to data-oriented journalistic practices. He is a former Lilly Teaching Fellow, recipient of UMass’ College Outstanding Teaching Award, and finalist for the University’s Distinguished Teaching Award.
Zamith holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota, an M.S. in Mass Communication from Florida International University, and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Minnesota. Outside of work, he likes to exert himself on a tennis court, make odd gestures toward the television while watching Arsenal FC, and find reasons to end up on Stack Overflow.