Kudos go to one of my advisees, Jack Rosenberry, who today successfully defended his dissertation, entitled (for now!) The Fourth Estate in the Networked Age: How Online Journalism Can Promote Civic Discourse. Despite some slight videochat irregularities (one of the committee members was distant), the defense went pretty smoothly. Jack has already presented a few papers out of this at AEJMC, and will be presenting at AoIR in Chicago. A version of one of the papers is also to be printed in Journalism and Mass Comm Quarterly. Congratulations Prof. Rosenberry!