Brown James

PhD student, Journalism

Brown James is a first-year Ph.D. student at Grady College. Using primarily qualitative methods, such as discourse analysis and media ethnography, his research specifically examines the intersection of news media and the American legal system, ranging from the Supreme Court down to local law enforcement.

Before coming to UGA, Brown served as a court coordinator for the Piedmont Judicial Circuit in Georgia, and afterwards was a deputy executive director for an education based non-profit organization. Brown also served seven years in the United States Coast Guard Reserves where he was a coxswain and tactical boat crewman. He served in both the Carolinas and Mississippi, and was also deployed to Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Papers and Conference Presentations

James, M. B. (2023, March 3). Violent incongruencies: Analyzing the New York Times’s discourse on George Floyd demonstrations and the Capitol riot. Paper presented to the Newspaper & Online News Division at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium (SEC), Murfreesboro.

Educational Background

M.A., Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Political Science, The Citadel