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Jacob L. Nelson

Assistant Professor of Communication, University of Utah

Jacob Nelson is an assistant professor at the University of Utah, and a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University. He is the author of Imagined Audiences: How Journalists Perceive and Pursue the Public (Oxford University Press, 2021). His research explores the relationship between journalism and the public.


  • 2022–present
    Assistant Professor, University of Utah
  • 2018–2022
    Assistant Professor, Arizona State University