Amy Ross Arguedas is a postdoctoral researcher fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism. She works on the Trust in News Project.
Amy completed her M.A. and Ph.D. in the Media, Technology, and Society program in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University in 2020. Her dissertation combined a variety of methods (in-depth interviews, online ethnography, content analysis) to examine the production and circulation of information about an emerging medical diagnosis in the news media, social media, clinical practice, and scientific research. This project incorporated elements from media studies, medical sociology, science and technology studies, and gender studies to make sense of how new medical knowledges are produced in different social worlds. Her master’s thesis analyzed the changing standards of news production in a learning newsroom.
Her research has been published in academic journals such as Journalism, Journalism Practice, Digital Journalism, and Social Science and Medicine. Prior to pursuing her doctorate, Amy worked as a journalist for five years at the Costa Rican newspaper La Nación, where she covered various different beats. Between 2018 and 2020, she also worked as managing editor of Qualitative Sociology.
For more information about Amy and her work, you can visit her Google Scholar profile.