Once someone develops the raw passion for reporting, he may never fully recover. I worked as a television journalist in Tennessee and later as a newspaper reporter in North Carolina and Virginia. I still suffer from the journalism addiction, but instead of chasing cop cars or investigating scandals, I try to help my Virginia Tech students find the same love for journalism that I still have.
My primary research interest is journalistic ethics. I've recently focused my research on political cartoonists and the role they play in society. I've also studied influence of technology on journalists.
I am the new co-editor for Electronic News, the scholarly journal of the Electronic News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). I currently am a member of the standing committee for Professional Freedom and Responsibility for AEJMC. I'm a former chair of the Media Ethics Division of the AEJMC. Please browse around my site to learn more about me and my work.