Meet the Research Scholars: Irie Crenshaw

Irie Crenshaw is a Political Communication senior from Austin, Texas. Her interests include, but are not limited, to citizen journalism, fake news, social media, and political campaigns and advertisements. She became interested in ethics after taking Dr. Stroud’s Communication Ethics course and was fascinated with different theories of solving ethical dilemmas involving the media. She is looking forward to being a Research Scholar to utilize her critical thinking skills to analyze different ethical dilemmas in the media.
Media Ethics Initiative Research Scholars earn credits and research experience by working with the Media Ethics Initiative to promote reflection on media ethics among students and faculty at the University of Texas at Austin. They gain valuable skills by assisting the organizing and promotion of Media Ethics Initiative events, as well as by researching and writing case studies in media ethics. Interested UT Austin students can sign up for a 1, 2, or 3 credit internship for the fall or spring semester. For more information on the Media Ethics Initiative Research Scholar program, visit here. The Media Ethics Initiative is based in the Center for Media Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin.