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Center for Environmental Filmmaking

  1. Christopher Palmer

    SOC - School of Communication

    Chris Palmer is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is also a speaker, author, and environmental and wildlife film producer. He has swum with dolphins and whales, come face-to-face with sharks and Kodiak bears, camped with wolf packs, an… More

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    (202) 885-3408

Center for Media & Social Impact

  1. Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. She i… More

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    (202) 885-2069

  2. Angelica Das, Associate Director, Center for Social Media

    SOC - CSM

    Angelica (Angie) Das is the new Associate Director at the Center for Social Media. Das comes to the Center with a background in nonprofit management, both at Machik, which supports the work of strengthening communities on the Tibetan plateau, and at … More

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    (202) 885-3641

Current Magazine

  1. Karen Everhart, Managing Editor, Current

    SOC - School of Communication

    Karen is a media reporter chronicling public broadcasting’s adaptations to the multiplatform world of digital media. A senior editor at Current since 2001, she covers public radio – its funding, distribution strategies, internal politics and programm… More

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  2. Laura Rogers, Business Manager, Current

    SOC - School of Communication

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Foreign Correspondence Network

  1. William Gentile, Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    Bill Gentile is a full-time professor of Film and Media Arts. He is an independent journalist and documentary filmmaker at American University, where he brings 30 years of field experience and professional contacts to the next generation of communica… More

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    (202) 885-2663

Investigative Reporting Workshop

  1. David Donald, Data Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    David Donald is data journalist in residence in the School of Communication and is data editor at the Investigative Reporting Workshop. Prior to joining American University, Donald was data editor at the Center for Public Integrity where his work ran… More

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    (202) 885-2067

  2. Charles Lewis, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Charles Lewis is a national investigative journalist; a former ABC News and 60 Minutes producer, best-selling author and founder of several nonprofit organizations, including the Investigative Reporting Workshop and before that the Center for Public … More

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    (202) 885-1997

  3. Lynne Perri, Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    Lynne Perri is a journalism professor and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the School of Communication at American University. She teaches reporting, visual journalism and online news p… More

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    (202) 885-6380

  4. John Sullivan, Journalist in Residence

    SOC - School of Communication

    John Sullivan is a full-time professor of Journalism. He is the Investigative Reporter-in-Residence at American University's School of Communication, an investigative reporter at The Washington Post and a Senior Editor at The Investigative Reporting … More

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    (202) 885-2075