Dr. Williams Fayne is an assistant professor in the Department of Communications at California State University, Fullerton. 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. 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. Dr. 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.