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AU Experts: Media Issues

Media Issues

The media world is changing daily. The Internet, blogs, Twitter, social networking, and HDTV have transformed the media landscape. With experts on issues ranging from the Internet, social networking, and blogs to newspapers, mass media, broadcast, and more, American University experts can paint a picture of what is really happening in the media world.

To arrange an interview with one of the experts below or other AU Experts, contact University Communications at 202-885-5950 or


Patricia Aufderheide

Patricia Aufderheide, professor of communication

Director, Center for Social Media

Can discuss: Copyright and creativity; media criticism; mass media; telecommunication policy;  independent films; documentary film and video

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Amy Eisman

Amy Eisman, director of writing programs, School of Communication

Director of Writing Programs, School of Communication

Can dicuss: Media landscape; convergent media; online and print publications; print versus Web journalism; citizen media

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Kathryn Montgomery

Kathryn Montgomery, professor of communication

Professor of Communication

Can discuss: Children and media; media policy; media criticism; Internet and youth; media and politics; online marketing and advertising

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Gemma Puglisi

SOC Assistant Professor Gemma Puglisi

Assistant Professor of Communication

Can discuss: Media relations, women in the media, public relations and tactics, crisis communications, media coverage of celebrities,

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Richard Benedetto

Richard Benedetto, instructor in the School of Communication talking on Fox News.

Adjunct Professor of Communication

Can discuss: Media performance and criticism, national politics and elections, White House and the presidency, American political parties, political polling

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W. Joseph Campbell

Professor Joe Campbell discusses media myths on C-SPAN's Q&A.

Professor of Communication

Can discuss: News media influence; media myths; yellow journalism and American journalism history; U.S. news coverage of international affairs; Web logs

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Larry Kirkman

Larry Kirkman, Dean, School of Communication

Professor of Communication

Can discuss: Strategic communication; social media; Internet; public television and radio; communications education and research

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Jane Hall

Jane Hall, Associate Professor of Communication

Associate Professor of Print Journalism

Can discuss: Depiction of women in the media, war media coverage, media ethics and criticism, television news

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Angie Chuang

Angie Chuang (pictured) will present a paper she co-authored with AU librarian Robin Chin Roemer. It took third place in the Minorities and Communication Division competition.

Assistant professor of Communication

Can discuss: Representations of racial and ethnic minorities in news media; ethnic media; ethnic community reporting

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Leonard Steinhorn

Leonard Steinhorn, Professor of Communication

Professor of Public Communication

Can discuss: Mass media role in the political system, communication, public relations, American culture, baby boom generation, race relations, social  movements, civil rights, popular culture

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Charles (Chuck) Lewis

Charles Lewis, distinguished journalist in residence

Executive Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop

Can discuss: Investigative journalism; political corruption; the future of journalism; journalism ethics, political corruption

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Jill Olmsted

Jill Olmsted, professor of broadcast journalism

Associate Professor of Journalism; Journalism Division Director,

Can discuss: Broadcast and online journalism, news media criticism, television news, producing for television

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