Kirstie  Hettinga

Kirstie Hettinga, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

khetting@callutheran.edu
(805) 493-3542
Swenson 242

Profile

Kirstie Hettinga joined the Cal Lutheran faculty in 2013. She earned her doctorate in mass communication from Penn State and her bachelor's and master's degrees from California State University, Fresno. Dr. Hettinga teaches courses in journalism and serves as the faculty adviser to the student newspaper, the Echo. Her research addresses news media, especially print journalism and its relationship with the Internet. She is particularly interested in issues regarding transparency and accountability.

Education

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, Communication

M.A., California State Univeristy, Fresno, Mass Communication

B.A., California State University, Fresno, Mass Communication & Journalism; Theater Arts

Publications

Hettinga, K. E. & Appelman, A. (2016) "Repeating error lowers perception of correction's importance." Newspaper Research Journal 37(3).

Hettinga, K. E. (2016) Student newspaper manuals need clarification on correction practices.” Published in the proceedings of the World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hettinga, K. E. (2016) Newswriting textbooks earn low grades for teaching accuracy.” Published in the proceedings of the World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hettinga, K. E. & Sell, A. (2016) Source perception of student journalists’ professionalism.” Published in the proceedings of the World Journalism Education Congress, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hettinga, K. E., Clark, R. & Appelman, A. (2016) “Exploring the Use of Corrections on College Newspapers’ Websites.” College Media Review 53. 

Hettinga, K. E. (2015)  “It’s Not Like We’re The New York Times…” Media Ethics. 27(1)

Appelman, A. & Hettinga, K. E. (2015) "Do News Corrections Affect Credibility? Not Necessarily." Newspaper Research Journal. 

Hettinga, K. E. (2014) “Initial Reactions to the New SPJ Code of Ethics.” Media Ethics 26(1).

Hettinga, K. E. & Appelman, A. (2014) "Corrections of Newspaper Errors Have Little Impact."  Newspaper Research Journal 35(1).

Hettinga, K. E. (2013). "Obooma: A Case of Getting It Right."  Media Ethics 25(1). 

Hettinga, K. E. (2013). "Experiencing Error: How Journalists Describe What It's Like When The Press Fails." Journal of Mass Media Ethics 28(1). 

Hettinga, K. E. (2013) "50 Shades of Gray... In Newspaper Accuracy." Media Ethics 24(1).

Hettinga, K. E. & Hardin, M. (2010)."Student Editors Need Help In Learning How To Use Codes of Ethics." Media Ethics 22(1).

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