Michigan State's School of Journalism is known for innovative research and creative work that help shape the standards and changes of the media industry.
In an unusual but successful team-up, School of Journalism students partnered with the MSU Police Department to produce “100 Questions and Answers About Police Officers,” the 13th volume in the Bias Busters guidebook series. The guides are created as part of a journalism course under the supervision of Editor in Residence Joe Grimm. They provide basic information about different groups of people to encourage larger in-depth conversations. The books offer an open door to those who may not ask questions about diversity and differences because they are unsure how to approach sensitive subjects due to their lack of knowledge.Read more
Eric Freedman is Professor of Journalism and former Associate Dean of International Studies and Programs. During his 20-year newspaper career, he covered public affairs, environmental issues and legal affairs for newspapers in New York and Michigan, winning a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a legislative corruption scandal.
Geri Alumit Zeldes, Ph.D., is a tenured professor in MSU’s School of Journalism and the Faculty Excellence Advocate for the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Her anthology includes journal articles, documentary films, radio documentaries, book chapters and a comic book - many works recognized by international communication associations such as the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and the Broadcast Education Association.
Employing both quantitative and qualitative methods, Dr. Mourão focuses on how journalists cover political events in a changing media ecosystem. Her projects have focused on elections and protests, both in the United States and in Brazil. At MSU, she teaches courses on social media, media literacy, media theory and multimedia reporting.