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Margot Susca

Professorial Lecturer
School of Communication

  • Additional Positions at AU

    Program Director, Interactive Journalism M.A.
  • Margot Susca (Ph.D., Florida State University) is a full time professorial lecturer in SOC's journalism division who also heads the weekend M.A. program in interactive journalism. She teaches courses in digital journalism, code, writing, reporting, children's media culture, and journalism ethics. Her academic work focuses on the U.S. military's use of violent video games for recruitment; violent video game regulation and policy; corporate media ownership and democracy; and the impacts of violence in society. Margot has presented work in these areas at conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe. She also has published articles on these subjects in First Amendment Studies, Global Media Journal, and the ICA journal Communication, Culture & Critique. Margot is a 2002 graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism where she studied the fundamentals of urban reporting, feature writing, and breaking news in the months after the September 11 terrorist attacks, which she covered from Lower Manhattan. Margot has worked as a reporter in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida, where the Society of Professional Journalists recognized her work on high school graduation rates and the GED.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D. (Mass Communication), Florida State University M.S. (Journalism), Columbia University B.A. (Journalism and Political Science), University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Favorite Spot on Campus:

    Woods-Brown Amphitheatre

  • SOC - School of Communication
  • McKinley - 311

  • (202) 885-3345 (Office)
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