- Ibold participates in conference on Central Asia media
- First spring Research Colloquium Jan. 24
- Ibold to address new media activists in Kyrgystan at next colloquium
Hans Ibold joined the IU School of Journalism faculty in January 2009. His current research takes up three lines of inquiry: how and why communities get things done using newer media; journalism performance and roles amid media and cultural convergence; and historical precedents for innovation and creative disruption in journalism.
In the industry, Hans was the technology reporter for the Los Angeles Business Journal and the arts editor for the Idaho Mountain Express in Ketchum, Idaho. As a tech reporter in Los Angeles, he covered the dot-com boom-bust cycle of 2001. His business stories reported on efforts of programmers, engineers, media moguls, venture capitalists and other entrepreneurs to tap the power of the Internet. More recently, Hans was an online editor and features writer for the J. Paul Getty Trust in Los Angeles. At the Getty, he oversaw editorial development of Getty.edu.
Prior to entering the doctoral program at Missouri in 2005, Hans taught English and civic education in Kyrgyzstan, where he served as a Peace Corps volunteer from 2003 to 2005. In Kyrgyzstan, Hans collaborated with several organizations focused on media, education and democracy, including the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Research and Exchange Board (IREX) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
Hans pursued a doctorate in journalism because of a broad question sparked by his experience in post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: How do news and information flow across cultural divides in an era of media globalization, and with what implications? His dissertation research took him back to Kyrgyzstan, where he used ethnographic tools to study media use, identity and citizenship in the everyday lives of urban youth in Kyrgyzstan.
Hans is a bicycle racer, Central Asian news junkie and wannabe-chef.
Ph.D., Journalism, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo. (2008)
M.S., Communication Studies, Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, Pa. (1998)
B.A., Liberal Arts, Evergreen State College, Olympia, Wash. (1993)