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Joel Gershon Adjunct Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

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SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - T-19
M.S. Journalism, Columbia University, 2003;

B.A. Comparative Politics, Wesleyan University, 1994

Joel Gershon is a journalist, documentary filmmaker and professor in media studies, currently teaching at the School of Communication at American University in Washington D.C. In 2017, he returned to the U.S. after 12 years in Bangkok, where he worked as a TV reporter and producer, magazine and newspaper writer, communications consultant for NGOs and private companies, and was a lecturer at three of Thailand’s leading universities. He has done reportage for CNN, Wired, Monocle, and many other news organizations, and recently completed his first feature-length documentary film, “Cirque du Cambodia.”
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Summer 2020

  • COMM-365 Digital Media and Culture

Fall 2020

  • COMM-359 Decisive Moments in Comm

  • COMM-365 Digital Media and Culture

Spring 2021

  • COMM-100 Understanding Media