Public Engagement

  • Faculty


    Robert Berkman has over 25 years experience as an editor, author, and professor in the media and information industries. He is the founder and co-editor of The Information Advisor's Guide to Internet Research, an international monthly journal for professional researchers. He has also served as Director and Lead Analyst, for the information industry analyst firm Outsell Inc.  and Contributing Editor, for MIT Sloan Management Review's Innovation Hub: Social Business. Berkman also is a market analyst for the global market research firm, Euromonitor.

    He is author of several books, including Digital Dilemmas: Ethical Issues for Online Media Professionals (Iowa State Press, 2003; co-editor with Christopher Shumway); The Skeptical Business Searcher (Information Today, 2003) and Find It Fast: How to Uncover Expert Information on Any Subject (CyberAge 6th edition 2015; HarperCollins 1st-5th editions 1988-2000).

    Berkman has given seminars and workshops on online research, social media, digital media ethics, and information trends at organizations including the European Journalism Centre, Maastricht Netherlands; Accenture Europe; the Special Libraries Association, and other universities, institutes and companies.

    Recent Publications:

    Find it Fast: Extracting Expert Information from Social Networks, Big Data, Tweets, and More (6th edition; CyberAge, 2015)

    Research Interests:

    Media, ethics, social media, big data, emerging media, social enterprise, online research, search engines, business research

    Current Courses:

    Big Data and the Media

    Media Ethics

    Media Ethics (Spring 2019)

    Soc. Med:Content/Comm.Culture