Miya Williams Fayne

Miya Williams Fayne (@WilliamsFayne) is an assistant professor in the College of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. Her research interests include digital journalism, race and entertainment. Williams Fayne’s work examines how the black press is adapting to the new media age by looking at shifts in production and consumption practices. Her professional experience includes seven years in entertainment-related jobs in corporate communications, public relations and magazines, specifically at Disney, Bender/Helper Impact PR, BlastJet and Ebony magazines. She currently teaches courses in entertainment communications and entertainment public relations. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in media, technology and society, an M.A. from Emerson College in publishing and writing and a B.A. from the University of Southern California in print journalism.

Selected Publications:
  1. Williams Fayne, M. (2021). Advocacy journalism in the 21st century: Rethinking entertainment in digital Black press outlets. Journalism.
  2. Williams Fayne, M. (2020). The great digital migration: Exploring what constitutes the Black press online. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.