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Margot Susca Professorial Lecturer School of Communication

Contact
Send email to Margot Susca
(202) 885-3345 (Office)
SOC - School of Communication
McKinley - 311
Additional Positions at AU
Program Director, Journalism and Digital Storytelling M.A.
Associate Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
Complex Problems Fellow
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
Book Currently Reading
"Salvage the Bones" by Jesmyn Ward
Bio
Margot Susca (Ph.D., Florida State University) is a professorial lecturer in SOC's journalism division who also heads the weekend M.A. program in Journalism and Digital Storytelling. She teaches courses in reporting, journalism ethics, children's media culture, mass media and society, and code. Her academic work and research focus on journalism and society; corporate media ownership and democracy; lobbying and its effect on media policy; and U.S. military recruitment video games. Dr. Susca has published articles on these subjects in The New Republic, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and Salon through her work with The Conversation. First Amendment Studies, Global Media Journal, and the ICA journal Communication, Culture & Critique have published her peer-reviewed research. She also has presented work in these areas at conferences in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Dr. Susca is a frequent guest and expert for radio, TV and online news outlets around the world, discussing media ownership, media mergers and consolidation, journalism and democracy, and fake news in The Des Moines Register, Wisconsin Public Radio, BYU Radio, RT America, Hearst, WUSA9, ARD (Germany), and Norway's Dagbladet. Dr. Susca 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. She has worked as a reporter in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida, where the Society of Professional Journalists recognized her investigative work on high school graduation rates and the GED. She lives on Capitol Hill with her 7-year-old daughter, who wants to grow up to be an investigative journalist.