George Pearson

Hi. I’m a researcher and teacher at The Ohio State University.

My research focuses on how consumers navigate online information environments.

Particularly, I am interested in how digital technologies allow people to consume news from multiple sources on a story-by-story basis (a process we called ‘way-finding’).

My research touches on information consumption, public opinion, human-computer interaction, and misinformation.

You can find more about my research here.

My teaching aims to install an appreciation for theoretical principles in my students, allowing them to apply scholarly knowledge to their lives, work and wider society. I am also a proponent of experiential learning, and seek to bridge the gap between the classroom and industry by including real-world experience in my assignments. I also have experiencing teaching online and in flipped-classroom design.

You can find more about my teaching here, including quotes from student evaluations and all my previous class syllabi.

In industry before graduate school, I worked briefly as a radio news reporter, writing and editing daily news stories. After this I worked for three years for a local government council in the UK, in charge of all corporate communications, including press relations, design, digital communication, and overseeing strategies and policies. I also worked in freelance design and web editing, utilizing software such as InDesign, Photoshop and Drupal, as well as programming in HTML and CSS, to design logos, brochures and websites for small businesses.

You can also follow me on social media on both Twitter and LinkedIn.

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