By JournalismDegree.org – To recognize the accomplishments of top-tier journalism and communications professors across the country, Journalism Degree.org has developed a list of the Top 50 Journalism Professors in 2012. By using the navigation bar above, you can locate professors in a specific region of the United States.

Traditionally, major news media channels were the chief transmitters of information about public affairs and pop culture. However, the role of journalism is changing as digital news media becomes more prevalent. We’ve seen a shift towards digital content with the launch of e-readers, smartphones, and other electronic devices. This challenges news organizations to adapt quickly to the changing nature of news coverage. Educators, too, must adapt their programs to train students to enter a digitally-evolving workforce.

We hope the educators featured here inspire future reporters and communicators to explore the field of journalism. The following list introduces 50 admirable professors, in no particular order. The list was created using independent research with the sole purpose of being a resource for our readers.

Midwest

  1. Barbara Iverson

    Barbara Iverson is an Associate Professor in the Journalism Department at Columbia College. Iverson began teaching interactive multimedia at Columbia in the late 80’s, and she enjoys seeing how technology can enhance communication. Barbara also co-founded the site ChicagoTalks.org, a non-profit, local news source for Chicago and its many neighborhoods.

    • Institution: Columbia College School of Media Arts
    • Recognition: Chicago Instructional Technology Foundation Board, 2009
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  2. Dr. Mitzi Lewis

    Dr. Mitzi Lewis is an Associate Professor in Mass Communication at Midwestern State University. Dr. Lewis instructs classes such as Web Design, The Internet and Society, and Fundamentals of Speech Communication. One of Dr. Lewis’s specialties is public speaking; she has had numerous articles presented at presentations and has been invited to sit on various panels.

  3. Dr. Janice Collins

    Dr. Janice Collins is an Assistant Professor for the Journalism Department at Eastern Illinois University. Having over 20 years of experience, Dr. Collins is a veteran journalist having won multiple Emmy awards from the top ten markets in writing, producing, editing, video journalism, and reporting. Dr. Collins has held positions ranging from anchor to manager and nine years of experience teaching at the university level.

    • Institution: Eastern Illinois University Journalism Department
    • Recognition: Teaching of Excellence award at Hampton University, Outstanding Faculty Award at Eastern Illinois University/Department of Minority Affairs
    • Publications: Living in the Madness
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  4. Yong Tang

    Yong Tang is an Assistant Professor of Journalism and Mass Media Law in the English and Journalism Department at Western Illinois University. Yong Tang’s major area of research is mass media law and he also conducts research in international journalism and global media studies. Before teaching at the university level, Yong worked for major newspapers in China and Washington D.C.

    • Institution: Western Illinois University Department of English & Journalism
    • Recognition: AEJMC Best Research Scholar-to-Scholar Presentation Prize, Penn State Graduate Assistantship Award, Penn State University Graduate Fellowship, George Washington University Freeman Fellowship
    • Publications: Flying Dragon Seeking Freedom of Information: A Critique of Chinese Open Government Information Regulations, Who Owns the “First Rough Draft of History”?-A Comparative Study of News Copyright in the United States and the People’s Republic of China, Avatar: A Marxist Saga in the Far Distant Planet
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  5. Marty Pieratt

    A visiting lecturer at Indiana University, Pieratt’s work has included coverage of the World Series, the Super Bowl, the NCAA Basketball Championship and the Pete Rose baseball betting scandal. He reported extensively on the nation’s worst DUI-related accident and the 9/11 terrorist attacks for both print and broadcast media.

    • Institution: Indiana University
    • Recognition: Emmy, Cincinnati’s NBC affiliate, WLWT
    • Publications: First Black Red: The Story of Cincinnati’s First African-American Baseball Player, Chuck Harmon
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  6. Dr. Jim Sernoe

    Dr. Jim Sernoe is an Associate Professor and Chair of Mass Communication at Midwestern State University. Dr. Sernoe teaches topics in Mass Communication Law, Mass Communication History, Media Ethics, News Writing, Editing, and Introduction to Mass Communication.

    • Institution: Midwestern State University Mass Communications Department
    • Publications: First Amendment Law, Popular Music, Mass Media/Minorities, Print Journalism
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  7. David Reed

    David Reed is an Associate Professor of Informatics & Computing Science and Director of the Informatics & Computing Science Program at Creighton University. Although David does not have a journalism background, he is the author of CS0 text, A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science, which is currently in its third edition and has been widely used at colleges and high schools.

    • Institution: Creighton University Department of Journalism, Media & Computing
    • Recognition: AP Computer Science program for nearly two decades, serving as Chief Reader from 2004 through 2008. Member of the Liberal Arts Computer Science Consortium, the Board of Directors of the Computer Science Teachers Association, and the ACM/IEEE Computer Science 2013 Steering Committee
    • Publications: A Balanced Introduction to Computer Science
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  8. Chris Snider

    Chris Snider is an Instructor of Practice in Multimedia for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Drake University. Chris focuses on innovative and creative ways of telling and presenting stories in print and online. Along with teaching, he also does public speaking for groups or businesses about how the digital world is shaping the future of media.

    • Institution: Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Recognition: Named the Top Digital Editor in the Gannett company in 2008, Named to Presstime Magazine’s 20 under 40
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  9. Joseph Weber

    Joseph Weber is an Associate Profess for the College of Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. For over 35 years, Joseph has worked in magazines and newspapers. Most of that time was spent reporting and writing for Business Week. Weber has also taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing as a visiting professor in the Global Business Journalism program.

    • Institution: University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications
    • Recognition: Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of CPAs, Two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Headline Club of Chicago, a Distinguished Editorial Achievement Award from McGraw-Hill, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Journalism Award, and the Morton Margolin Prize from the University of Denver
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  10. Chad Edwards

    Earning his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas, Edwards is an Associate Professor in the School of Communication at Western Michigan. His research interests include communication in the teacher-student relationship, new-media and student communication, and transformative communication practices.

    • Institution: Western Michigan University
    • Recognition: Distinguished Teaching Award from Western Michigan University
    • Publications: Communication Education, Communication Research Reports, Basic Communication Course Annual, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, Life in the Communication Age: Connecting and Engaging
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  11. Adina Schneeweis

    Adina Schneeweis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication and Journalism at Oakland University. She teaches visual journalism and storytelling courses, as well as introductory journalism classes. She is currently developing new courses in international journalism and documentary-making.

    • Institution: Oakland University Department of Communication and Journalism
    • Publications: Describing and explaining the Gypsy: Scholarly representations of the Gypsy problem
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website

Northeast

  1. Chris Daly

    Chris Daly is a Professor for the College of Communication at Boston University. Being a seasoned journalist, Chris has experience in wire services, newspapers, magazines, books and online. After graduating from Harvard, he spent 10 years at the Associated Press and also covered New England for the Washington Post. Chris has recently published a book on the history of U.S. journalism, Covering America: A Narrative History of U.S. Journalism.

    • Institution: Boston University College of Communication
    • Recognition: Co-author of the prize-winning 1987 book Like a Family
    • Publications: Co-author of Like a Family, published articles in Atlantic Monthly, Columbia Journalism Review, Parents, New England Monthly, Boston, American Prospect and other magazines
    • Connect: Blog, Faculty Page
  2. Brooke Kroeger

    Brooke Kroeger is the Director of Global and Joint Program Studies for the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute for New York University. Brooke is also the faculty liaison for The Local East Village, which is the collaborative community news and information site of NYU Journalism and the New York Times. Being an international journalist, Brooke has experience overseas, has authored several books and articles, and has done a variety of freelance work.

    • Institution: New York University Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
    • Publications: Author of Passing: When People Can’t Be Who They Are, Fannie: The Talent for Success of Writer Fannie Hurst, and Nellie Bly: Daredevil, Reporter, Feminist; Her freelanced work has appeared in various magazines as well as in The New York Times, Newsday, and The Los Angeles Times Book Review
    • Connect: Website, Faculty Page
  3. Nina Gilden Seavey

    Nina Gilden Seavey is an Associate Research Professor of History, Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. She is the director of The Documentary Center, which she founded in 1991, and also serves as co-director of the Center for Innovative Media. Nina is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker and has been making documentaries for over 25 years. Her work can be seen on television, in theaters, and in museum exhibitions across the world.

    • Institution: The George Washington School of Media and Public Affairs
    • Recognition: Seavey’s film, A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America received the Erik Barnouw Prize for the Best Historical Film of the Year in 1998, Seavey was the 2006 Woman of Vision for Women in Film and Television in Washington, DC, Seavey received an Emmy nomination for Best Director for her film, The Ballad of Bering Strait in 2004
    • Publications: 4th And Goal, The Matador, A Short History of Sweet Potato Pie and How it Became a Flying Saucer, The Open Road: America Looks At Aging, The Ballad of Bering Strait, A Paralyzing Fear: The Story of Polio in America
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website, Website
  4. Jack Lule

    Dr. Jack Lule is a Professor, Chair of Journalism, and the Director of the Globalization and Social Change Initiative at Lehigh University. Dr. Lule has authored more than 50 scholarly articles and book chapters. He also contributes to numerous newspapers and periodicals, and has served as a commentator about the news on National Public Radio, BBC and other media outlets.

    • Institution: Lehigh University Department of Journalism and Communication
    • Recognition: Daily News, Eternal Stories: The Mythological Role of Journalism won the 2002 Lewis Mumford Award for Outstanding Scholarship, three-time winner of the James E. Murphy Award for research, awards include the Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Lehigh University Award for Distinguished Teaching
    • Publications: Daily News, Eternal Stories: The Mythological Role of Journalism, Globalization and Media: Global Village of Babel
    • Connect: Website, Faculty Page
  5. Tara George

    Tara George is an Associate Professor of Journalism at Purchase College, State University of New York. Most of Tara’s journalism experience was done at the New York Daily News. She has also written for The New York Times, Time magazine’s technology supplement, India Abroad, and Poynter Online. Tara also contributed two chapters in a book about Brooklyn.

    • Institution: Purchase College, State University of New York School of Humanities
    • Publications: Contributed two chapters to Brooklyn: A State of Mind, Reverse Commute, Big City Talent Performs Closer to Home – Millburn-Short Hills Magazine, The Local Nitpicker The Local
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  6. Sree Sreenivasan

    Sree Sreenivasan is a professor and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Sree teaches in the digital media program, including social media and digital entrepreneurship. Sree is an advocate of using technology to improve education and he has worked on distance-learning and other digital efforts for several years.

    • Institution: Columbia Journalism School
    • Recognition: Newsweek magazine named him one of the nation’s 20 most influential South Asians in March 2004, AdAge named him “one of 25 media people to follow on Twitter in 2009
    • Publications: Small Biz Web Strategies in Business Week, What it’s like to be a blind user of the Web, New York Times
    • Connect: Website, Faculty Page
  7. Jeff Howe

    Jeff Howe is an assistant professor who teaches multimedia journalism courses at Northeastern University School of Journalism. Jeff has written for U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post and Mother Jones. Jeff is also a contributing editor at Wired magazine and happens to be a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.

    • Institution: Northeastern University School of Journalism
    • Publications: Crowdsourcing: How the Power of Crowds is Driving the Future of Business
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  8. Christopher Harper

    Christopher Harper is a professor and co-director of the Multimedia Urban Reporting Lab for the School of Communications and Theater at Temple University. Chris has a lengthy resume having worked at the Associated Press, Newsweek, ABC News, and ABC 20/20. He also has taught at New York University, Rostov State University in Russia, and Adam Mickiewiez University in Poland.

    • Institution: Temple University School of Communications and Theater
    • Recognition: SCT Innovative Teaching in 2009, Lindback Award in 2012, and SCT Creative Award in 2012
    • Publications: Writing and Reporting the News, The New Mass Media, What’s Next in Mass Communication
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  9. Helen Benedict

    Professor Helen Benedict is a novelist and journalist specializing in issues of social justice at the Columbia School of Journalism. She has worked as a newspaper feature writer in London and California, has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, Poets & Writers, Huffington Post, In These Times, Ms., the Women’s Review of Books, as well as many other publications.

    • Institution: Columbia Journalism School
    • Recognition: James Aronson Award for Social Justice Journalism
    • Publications: The Lonely Soldier: The Private War of Women Serving in Iraq, Sand Queen, The Lonely Soldier Monologues
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  10. Dr. Carolyn Kitch

    Dr. Carolyn Kitch is a Professor for the Department of Journalism at Temple University. Most of Dr. Kitch’s research focuses on journalism history, media and memory, and public memory. Prior to teaching, Dr. Kitch was a magazine editor and writer in New York City for 11 years.

    • Institution: Temple University Department of Journalism
    • Recognition: Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Senior Faculty Member, School of Communications and Theater Award for Faculty Research, Maurine Beasley Award for Research on Women’s Journalism History
    • Publications: Pennsylvania in Public Memory: Reclaiming the Industrial Past, Journalism in a Culture of Grief, Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines, The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  11. William McKeen

    In addition to teaching in the department, William McKeen is also the Chair of Boston University’s College of Communication Department of Journalism. A frequently published author, his major teaching areas are literary journalism, history of journalism, reporting, feature writing and history of rock’n’roll.

    • Institution: Boston University College of Communication
    • Recognition: Gold Medal for Nonfiction, The Florida Book Awards 2012, Sustained Performance Award
    • Publications: Mile Marker Zero, Homegrown in Florida, Outlaw Journalist
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  12. Michael C. Keith

    Prior to joining Boston College as an Adjunct Associate Professor, Keith was the Chair of Education at the Museum of Broadcast Communications, taught at George Washington University and Marquette University, was director of the communication program at Dean College, and worked as a professional broadcaster for a about 12 years.

    • Institution: Boston College
    • Recognition: Nomination, PEN/O’Henry Award, Stanton Fellow Award, The Distinguished Scholar Award
    • Publications: Hoag’s Object , And Through the Trembling Air, The Radio Station, The Next Better Place
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  13. Joseph J. Marren Jr.

    Joseph J. Marren Jr. is the Chair and Associate Professor at Buffalo State College. He teaches newswriting, news editing and new media courses. Born in Buffalo, NY, his newspaper career began with an internship as a sportswriter with the Clarence Bee in 1984 before starting his full-time academic career in 2002.

    • Institution: Buffalo State College Communication Department
    • Recognition: Scripps Howard fellow
    • Publications: Buffalo’s Brush With the Arts: From Huck Finn to Murphy Brown
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  14. Jeremy Littau

    As an assistant professor of journalism and communication at Lehigh University, Jeremy Littau is a former journalist who specializes in teaching and researching digital media. He worked in newsrooms for 10 years as a reporter and editor before his academic career. His students learn how to apply theoretical and conceptual thinking to their media creation.

    • Institution: Lehigh University
    • Recognition: Second Place Paper, Mass Communication And Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Boston, MA
    • Publications: For God and country: The media and national security, Citizen journalism: A case study
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  15. Frankie Edozien

    Mr. Edozien was an award-winning New York Post reporter for 15 years before joining New York University as a Clinical Associate Professor in the Journalism Department and as the first Director of the ‘Reporting Africa’ program in 2008. His work focuses on reporting and writing on public health particularly HIV/AIDS as well as current culture.

    • Institution: New York University
    • Recognition: 2008 Kaiser Foundation fellow for Global Health Reporting
    • Publications: Editor-in-Chief of the AFRican Magazine
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website

South

  1. Kay Colley

    Kay Colley is an Assistant Professor of Mass Communications and the student Media Faculty Liaison at Texas Wesleyan University. Two of her favorite classes are Feature Writing and Public Relations Campaigns. Dr. Colley is specially trained in convergent journalism and is currently working on a couple of articles on convergent journalism and curriculum.

    • Institution: Texas Wesleyan University School of Arts & Letters
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  2. Paul Cuadros

    Paul Cuardros is an Assistant Professor for the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of North Carolina. Having over 10 years of experience, Paul is an award-winning investigative reporter who focused his career in journalism writing and reporting on issues of race and poverty. Paul is also a freelance writer for Time magazine and is working on a book about Latinos in the South.

    • Institution: University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Recognition: Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship in 1999, Inland Press Association Award sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Pew Charitable Trust Award for health care reporting, National Association of Hispanic Journalist award for on-line reporting
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  3. Dr. Michael Smith

    Dr. Michael Smith is a Professor of Communication Studies for the College of Arts & Sciences at Campbell University. Dr. Smith is leading the new media trend with his work with online and multimedia using the Web. Having written five books, and numerous articles, Dr. Smith is an award-winning journalist and photographer.

    • Institution: Campbell University College of Arts & Sciences
    • Recognition: Shippensburg University honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2008, Named one of the top 50 graduates at Prince George’s Community College in 2008, World Journalism Institute named him the John McCandlish Phillips Scholar for 2011, In 2012 Campbell University selected him from 216 professors for its first teaching excellence award. In 2001-2002 he was recognized as professor of the year
    • Publications: FeatureWriting.Net, The Jesus Newspaper explores, A Free Press in Freehand: The Spirit of American Blogging in the Handwritten Newspapers of John McLean Harrington 1858-1869
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  4. Mike Foley

    Mike Foley is a Master Lecturer for the Journalism Department at University of Florida. Foley’s classes focus on news reporting and writing. Having over 30 years of experience, Foley has worked on both sides of the newspaper, being both in the field and on the business side of the paper. Foley has also been involved in a wide variety of industry and community service.

    • Institution: University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
    • Recognition: Foley was appointed the first Hugh Cunningham Professor in Journalism Excellence in 2006 and honored as Teacher of the Year for 2006/2007. He was named as one of “The Best 300 Professors” by the Princeton Review in 2012
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  5. Jake McNeill

    Since joining the KSU Department of Communication in 2005, Dr. McNeill has taught a wide variety of digital media production courses including Photojournalism, Advanced Audio Production, and Multimedia Visions of Community. He also serves on the Department of Communication’s Digital Media Lab Committee.

    • Institution: Kennesaw State University
    • Recognition:Silver Dome by the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association, “Meritorious Service Award” from the ABA
    • Publications: Digital Symbiosis: New Media in Transition
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  6. Jacqueline Lambiase

    Jacqueline Johnson Lambiase, Associate Professor of Journalism, joined the faculty at the Schieffer School in 2009. She teaches writing, public relations and advocacy, cases in strategic communication, and research courses. Her research focuses on public relations ethics, representations of gender and sexuality in media and marketing, as well as on computer-mediated communication and social media.

    • Institution: Texas Christian University, College of Communication
    • Recognition:Finalist, Wassenich Award for Mentoring in the TCU Community
    • Publications: Co-author, Sex in Consumer Culture: The Erotic Content of Media and Marketing, Sex in Advertising: Perspectives on the Erotic Appeal
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  7. Buck Ryan

    An Associate Professor of Journalism at University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications, Buck Ryan is also the director of the Citizen Kentucky Project at the University of Kentucky’s Scripps Howard First Amendment Center.

    • Institution: University of Kentucky’s School of Journalism and Telecommunications
    • Recognition: Provost’s Award for Outstanding Teaching , 2003
    • Publications: Writing Baby, Editing Dog & You: A Friendly Place to Begin Improving Your Writing, The Editor’s Toolbox, A Reference Guide for Beginners and Professionals
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  8. Marquita Smith

    Marquita Smith is the head of the Department of Communications as well as an assistant professor of journalism at John Brown University. After completing her undergraduate coursework at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she attended graduate school at the University of Maryland.

    • Institution: John Brown University
    • Awards: National Association of Black Journalists, United Nations and the Knight Foundation Liberia Fellowship in 2005
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  9. Eddye Gallagher

    Eddye Gallagher is an Assistant Professor for Journalism/Mass Communications at Tarrant County College. Eddye is also the director TCC student publications. She received her bachelors of journalism at Texas Wesleyan University and her master’s in journalism at University of North Texas.

    • Institution: Tarrant County College Journalism/Mass Communications
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  10. Mindy McAdams

    Mindy McAdams teaches at the College of Journalism and Communications in the department of journalism at the University of Florida. Mindy is also a Knight Chair for journalism technologies and the democratic process. Mindy has conducted journalism training or given presentations in Argentina, Britain, Bulgaria, Canada, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Vietnam and Thailand.

    • Institution: University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
    • Recognition: No. 15 on the Online Journalism Review’s list of 50 “Names to Know” in new media in 1998
    • Publications:Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages, Co-author of The Internet Handbook for Writers, Researchers and Journalists
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  11. Dr. Ginger Carter Miller

    Dr. Ginger Carter Miller is a Professor of Mass Communications at Georgia College. Dr. Miller’s expertise and interests are print journalism, newspaper reporting, public relations and special event planning, and media history. She is an explorer of social media and anything to do with mass communications.

  12. Bob Stepno

    Bob Stepno is an Assistant Professor for the School of Communication at Radford University. Bob teaches journalism, Web production and other media studies topics. Along with teaching, Bob is an advocate of social media, which he hosts his own blend of blogs. Prior to teaching, Bob was a reporter for The Hartford Courant.

  13. Edward Wasserman

    Edward Wasserman is a Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University. Edward writes and speaks regarding matters of professional rights and wrongs, technological change, and media ownership and control. His academic expertise includes plagiarism, source confidentiality, and conflict of interest.

    • Institution: Washington and Lee University Department of Journalism and Mass Communications
    • Publications: Since 2001, Edward has written a biweekly column on the media for The Miami Herald
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog

West

  1. Peter W. Klein

    Peter Klein is the Acting Director and Associate Professor for the Graduate School of Journalism at The University of British Columbia. Klein is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and filmmaker. Being a seasoned journalist, Peter has written for The New York Times, reported for National Public Radio, worked for 60 minutes, and he is currently working on a book about domestic war on terror, with St. Martin’s Press, due out this year.

    • Institution: The University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
    • Recognition: In 2000, Klein won on an Emmy for his 60 Minutes investigation into the former Soviet Union’s smallpox weapons program, Klein shared an Emmy in 1996 for a documentary about global health, Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism fellowship in Atlanta in 2003, Emmy-nominated History Channel series Beyond Top Secret in 2010
    • Publications: Various articles for The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, The Miami Herald, The Vancouver Sun and other publications
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  2. Karen A. Foss

    Dr. Foss has been at the University of New Mexico since 1993. She’s served as chair of the Communication and Journalism Department, director of graduate studies for communication and journalism, and director of Women Studies. Currently, she serves as the department’s associate chair.

    • Institution: University of New Mexico
    • Recognition: Regents Professor at UNM for 2006-2009, Presidential Teaching Fellow for 2004-2006,
    • Publications: Constricted and Constructed Potentiality: An Inquiry into Paradigms of Change, Theories of Human Communication
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  3. Alan Abrahamson

    Lecturer at USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Abrahamson is an award-winning sportswriter, best-selling author and in-demand television analyst. He launched his own website in 2010. He taught journalism and new media reporting as part of the IOC’s “Young Reporters” initiative at the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.

    • Institution: USC Annenberg School of Journalism
    • Recognition: Emmy for “outstanding new approaches [in] sports event coverage” with NBCOlympics.com, 2002 National Headliner Award for sports writing, Los Angeles Press Club’s 2004 sports journalist of the year
    • Publications: Co-wrote Michael Phelps’ “No Limits: The Will to Succeed,” and Apolo Ohno’s “Zero Regrets: Be Greater than Yesterday,” both New York Time’s best-sellers.
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  4. Bill Celis

    Bill Celis, an award-winning teacher and author, is a former education correspondent for The New York Times and a former reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal. At USC Annenberg, he has taught American media history, advanced magazine writing, and writing and reporting classes at the graduate and undergraduate level. He was named.

    • Institution: USC Annenberg School of Journalism
    • Recognition: Overseas Press Club fellowship, Outstanding Print Professor by the Annenberg Graduate Student Association
    • Publications: Battle Rock: The Struggle Over A One-Room School in America’s Vanishing West
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website
  5. Bill Loving

    With interest are media law, First Amendment law, and media writing and reporting, Loving has extensive teaching and publication experience, along with a notable background as a working journalist. He joined the faculty at Cal Poly in 2008.

    • Institution: Cal Poly Journalism Department
    • Publications: Law of Mass Communications: Freedom and Control of Print and Broadcast Media
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  6. Jennifer Floto

    Jennifer Floto is a Professor of Professional Practice for the Annenberg School for communication and Journalism at University of Southern California. Jennifer is a seasoned public relations specialist who has worked on both corporate and agency assignments. Some of Jennifer’s clients include Acura, GTE, Mattel, and Xerox.

    • Institution: University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
    • Recognition: Public Relations Society of America’s Silver Anvil, The International Association of Business Communicators’ Communicator of the Year, Named “Professor of the Year” in 2006
    • Connect: Faculty Page
  7. Andrew Lih

    Andrew Lih is an Associate Professor of Journalism and Director of New Media for the Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Andrew taught for ten years at Columbia University and Hong Kong University in new media and journalism. He also happened to found one of the first dot-com companies in New York in 1994.

    • Institution: University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism
    • Recognition: Recognized as a Young Leader by the American Swiss Foundation in 2000 and by the Asia Society in 2007
    • Publications: The Wikipedia Revolution: How a Bunch of Nobodies Created the World’s Greatest Encyclopedia
    • Connect: Faculty Page Website
  8. Elaine Gale

    Elaine Gale is an Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism at California State University, Sacramento. She is also the Writing Center Director for Antioch University’s PhD program in leadership and change. In her 20 years of professional writing, she’s published around 1,000 newspaper and magazine stories.

    • Institution: California State University, Sacramento
    • Publications: Choosing the News: How Newspaper Editors Define Newsworthy and Decide Front Page Stories
    • Connect:Website
  9. Alfred Hermida

    Alfred Hermida is an Associate Professor for the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia. For over 16 years, Alfred has worked for the BBC and was a founding news editor of the BBC News website. Alfred’s expertise and interests include the impact of digital communications technology on journalism and new models of journalism education.

    • Institution: University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
    • Recognition: Named an IBM CAS Canada Research Faculty Fellow in 2010, Finalist in the New Media BC 2009 PopVox Individual Stand Out Awards in the Digital Education category, Won a 2010 Canadian Online Publishing Award for best blog for Reportr.net, British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards for the best news website four years running, from 1998 to 2001, NetMedia Award for Technology Reporting in 2003, NetMedia Award for the Best Story Broken on the Net in 2000
    • Publications: Co-authored Participatory Journalism: Guarding Open Gates at Online Newspapers, Tweets and Truth: Journalism as a Discipline of Collaborative Verification
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website, Blog
  10. Lauren Kessler

    Lauren Kessler is a Professor and Director of the Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program at University of Oregon. Along with being an educator, Lauren is the author of several books. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Los Angeles Times Magazine, O magazine, Utne Reader, Ladies Home Journal, Woman’s Day, The Nation, newsweek.com and salon.com. She is also a national speaker and workshop leader.

    • Institution: University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication
    • Recognition: Pacific Northwest Book Award winner for her book Dancing with Rose, Oregon Book Award winner for her book Stubborn Twig
    • Publications: My Teenage Werewolf: A Mother, A Daughter, A Journey Through the Thicket of Adolescence, Dancing with Rose, Stubborn Twig, Clever Girl, The Happy Bottom Riding Club
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Blog
  11. Dr. Ross Collins

    Dr. Ross Collins is a Professor for the Department of Communication at North Dakota State University. Dr. Collins is also the director of the master’s program, and coordinator of the department’s interdisciplinary major and minor in New Media and Web Design. Being a media historian, Dr. Collin’s expertise covers World Wars I and II, United States frontier journalism during the Long Drive Era, and French journalism.

    • Institution: North Dakota State University Department of Communication
    • Recognition: Scholar of the Year, Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota in 2008, Outstanding Teacher, College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences in 1999
    • Publications: Children, War and Propaganda, Debating the Issues in World War I, The Rise of Western Journalism, World War I. Volume 5, The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting
    • Connect: Faculty Page, Website

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