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Williams Fayne, Miya

Assistant Professor of Communications


Office: 657-278-3321

Department: 657-278-3517



Miya Williams Fayne in an assistant professor in the Department of Communications. She holds a Ph.D. from Northwestern University in media, technology and society, an master's degree from Emerson College in publishing and writing and a bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California in print journalism. Her research investigates the black press in the new media age via qualitative methodology and analyses of web metrics. She is particularly interested in how entertainment content operates in the digital black public sphere. Williams Fayne is an affiliate of the Center for Critical Race and Digital Studies and an executive board member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) Minorities and Communication Division. She advises the National Association of Black Journalists chapter at Cal State Fullerton. Her teaching areas include courses on entertainment communication, entertainment public relations and feature article writing.

Areas of Knowledge:
  • Black Press
  • Digital Journalism

  • African American Studies
  • Communications
  • Media
  • Public Relations
  • Journalism