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Katy June-Friesen

University of Maryland
PhD Candidate, Journalism/Media Studies
My research looks at the public discourse and news coverage surrounding gentrification, neighborhood change, and spatial inequality. In particular, my dissertation examines accelerating development and neighborhood change along the Route 1 corridor in Prince George’s County, just outside D.C. My primary interest is how people talk about neighborhood changes; what narratives become dominant; how journalistic coverage of these places adheres to or refutes these narratives; and what this says about how journalism works and whose voices are included. How do different actors construct place identity, and what are the implications?