The Journalism Department is the founding department and current home of Newspaper Research Journal, a refereed research journal of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass
Our faculty and graduate students have presented their research at international,
national and regional academic conferences including the annual conferences of International
Communication Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
and World Association for Public Opinion Research.
Associate Professor Joe Hayden published two books. The first concerns presidential-press
relations— A Dubya in the Headlights: President George W. Bush and the Media (Lexington Books, 2009.) The other is a history examining the role of American journalists
at the end of World War I—Negotiating in the Press: American Journalism and Diplomacy (LSU Press, 2010). Dubya has won a glowing review in Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.
In May 2013 Professor David Arant was visiting professor at the Johannes Gutenberg
University in Mainz, Germany, where he taught a three-week course, “A Global Ethic
for Journalism in the Digital Age.”
In 2013 Professor Rick Fischer was visiting scholar for the master’s program in public
relations at Switzerland’s University of Lugano, a program he has worked with for
more than a decade.
In 2012 Professor Joe Hayden published The Little Grammar Book: First Aid for Writers and Pam Denney published Food Lovers' Guide to Memphis.