Recently, when reading an article by Chelsea Lonsdale in the Slughorne Journal titled The “Intimate Public” of Mommy Blogs, I was reminded of the concept of “the intimate public” first introduced by Lauren Berlant. It’s a helpful concept as you consider how online communities can be used to prevent or manage illness, as well as […]
About Jean Sandlin
Dr. Jean Kelso Sandlin is an associate professor, communication, at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, California. She joined the CLU faculty after more than 20 years of professional experience in advertising, public relations and journalism.
Prior to joining CLU in 2007, she served as creative director for Hive Strategies from 2000. She has directed campaigns for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, government development initiatives, environmental management companies, healthcare clinics and hospitals, and green retailers.
In 2012, Sandlin was named CLU Professor of the Year. In 2013, she was awarded first place for Best Practices in Teaching With Tools and Technologies by The Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
Entries by Jean Sandlin
With discussions of healthcare reform permeating our hospitals and clinics, I’ve been on a quest to read “success stories” to gain insight into how organizations have achieved improved care with reduced costs. My quest uncovered an article in Health Affairs by Arnold Milstein and Elizabeth Gilbertson who highlighted four care sites in the United States […]
I remember the old days of media monitoring (notice I did not say the good old days) when sentiment was measured through press clippings. As archaic as it seems today, one of my jobs as an undergraduate college intern was sorting and measuring the monthly press clips that were delivered in a large envelope from […]
When my mom, who has dementia, broke her hip and required surgery, I was allowed into the surgical prep area. The nurse even gave me a marker and invited me to write on my mom’s leg as a safety step to make sure they operated on the correct one. It felt odd at first, but […]
A few years ago, researchers in Baltimore teamed up with their city’s Experience Corps (EC), a volunteer program that recruits adults who are 55 or older to volunteer in the public schools to tutor and mentor children. The EC mainly focuses on increasing literacy among children who are in kindergarten through 3rd grade. However, the […]