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Craig LaMay

Craig LaMay


Office: NU-Q and Fisk B7B in Evanston

Craig LaMay is a journalist, professor at Medill and former acting dean at Northwestern University in Qatar.

He began his career as a newspaper reporter in North Carolina. For several years, he was the editorial director of the Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University and editor of the Media Studies Journal. He has worked a reporter and editor in Southeast and Central Europe, Central America and Southeast Asia. He is a long-time practitioner in the field of international media development and is an advisory board member of the Center for International Media Assistance in Washington, D.C.

LaMay's essays and articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Newsweek, US News and World Report, Federal Communications Law Journal, Health Policy, Communications and the Law, and many other publications.

At Medill, LaMay teaches courses on communications law and sports media, and he has taught communications law at Northwestern Law School. At the Qatar campus he teaches courses in sports media, sports diplomacy, sport and human rights, and comparative media law. He is a member of the International Society of Sports Sciences in the Arab World, and Middle East editor of the International Journal of Sports History.

LaMay is also a faculty associate at Northwestern’s Institute for Policy Research.