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Roger Boye

Roger Boye

Associate Professor Emeritus-in-Service
Phone: 847-491-2069 | Email: r-boye@northwestern.edu

Roger Boye has written at least a thousand articles related to numismatics (the study and history of coins/medals/tokens/paper money) and is a contributing editor of The Numismatist magazine. He has taught news writing classes at Medill since the 1970s and is parliamentarian of the Northwestern University Faculty Senate.

Clarke Caywood

Clarke Caywood

Professor
Phone: 847-372-0462 | Email: c-caywood@northwestern.edu

Clarke L. Caywood has written extensively on corporate, government and NGO responses to the public during crises. His work on political communications and advertising has been quoted at the national, state and local level on broadcast, social and print media. He has spoken extensively in China, Japan and other countries.

Abigail Foerstner

Abigail M. Foerstner

Assistant Professor
Phone: 847-467-7664 | Email: a-foerstner@northwestern.edu

Abigail Foerstner is an award-winning reporter covering and teaching health, environment and science journalism. She teaches students how to bridge between an increasingly technological culture and general audiences who rely on science journalism to make critical decisions and understand the wonders around them. She teaches multimedia journalism.

Tim Franklin

Tim Franklin

Senior Associate Dean and Professor
Phone: 847-467-1651 | Email: timothy.franklin@northwestern.edu

Tim Franklin is leading the Medill Local News Initiative, a research and development project aimed at better understanding the behaviors of digital audiences and finding new approaches to sustainable local news business models.

Mei-Ling Hopgood

Mei-Ling Hopgood

Associate Professor
Phone: 847-491-2185 | Email: mhopgood@northwestern.edu

Mei-Ling Hopgood, author of Lucky Girl and How Eskimos Keep Their Babies Warm (Algonquin), has won awards for investigative journalism, travel reporting and writing. She is an expert in reporting and multilingual and international storytelling and narrative. She also works on improving diversity and equity in higher education, newsrooms, and coverage.

Donna Leff

Donna Leff

Professor Emeritus
Email: d-leff@northwestern.edu

Donna Leff studies media coverage of science. She is interested in the false balance created by journalistic norms of objectivity in reporting; such settled science as climate change, evolution and childhood vaccines. She looks at the cultural divide between scientists who accept the limits of research findings and journalists who value certainty.

Kari Lydersen

Kari Lydersen

Lecturer and Interim Director of Social Justice News Nexus Project
Email: karin.lydersen@northwestern.edu

Kari Lydersen's research focuses, among other things, on the intersection of economics, culture, environment, labor, history and social impacts in regards to extractive industries in Midwestern (specifically water, coal, copper, oil and gas) urban, rural and Native American communities.

Jon Marshall

Jon Marshall

Assistant Professor
Phone: 847-467-2450 | Email: j-marshall@northwestern.edu

Jon Marshall's research interests include the history of investigative reporting, the relationship between presidents and the media, and the African-American press. He is the author of "Watergate's Legacy and the Press: The Investigative Impulse." He has been interviewed as an expert source by news outlets around the world.

Joe Mathewson

Joe Mathewson

Associate Professor
Phone: 312-503-0770 | Email: m-joseph@northwestern.edu

Joe Mathewson is a former Supreme Court correspondent for WSJ and a practicing lawyer in Chicago. He stimulates coverage of business, finance and the economy. He is author of “A Quick Guide to Writing Business Stories;” “Law and Ethics for Today's Journalist: A Concise Guide;” and “The Supreme Court and the Press: The Indispensable Conflict.”

Rachel Mersey

Rachel Davis Mersey

Associate Dean of Research and Professor
Phone: 847-491-2196 | Email: rdmersey@northwestern.edu

Rachel Davis Mersey's research focuses on the motivations behind and behaviors associated with media use. She specializes in how people engage with media products, and how media organizations may thoughtfully respond. Her work attends to traditional print and broadcast channels, and also digital and social platforms, AR and VR, and new storytelling approaches.

Ellen Shearer

Ellen Shearer

William F. Thomas Professor; Co-Director, National Security Journalism Initiative; Washington Bureau Chief
Phone: 202-661-0102 | Email: shearer@northwestern.edu

Ellen Shearer has conducted research in several areas. In national security, she has focused on journalists' safety, conflict reporting, the military and the media and, more generally, national security issues. In political reporting, she has focused on civic engagement among millennials and among nonvoters.

Peter Slevin

Peter Slevin

Associate Professor
Phone: 847-467-7062 | Email: slevin@northwestern.edu

Peter Slevin is an experienced journalist who spent a decade on the national staff of the Washington Post. He traveled the country and the world for the Post and The Miami Herald and, at Medill, wrote a respected biography of Michelle Obama. He remains a Post contributor and often appears on television and radio.

Larry Stuelpnagel

Larry Stuelpnagel

Assistant Professor
Phone: 847-491-3468 | Email: lls768@northwestern.edu

Larry Stuelpnagel is a former political journalist. He is experienced with the economic and social pressures that impact the news that the public receives. He focuses on the lack of diversity in news staffing and how that impacts reporting on racial and economic issues.

Steven Thrasher

Steven Thrasher

Assistant Professor and Daniel H. Renberg Chair
Phone: 847-467-4476 | Email: steven.thrasher@northwestern.edu

Steven W. Thrasher's research uses journalistic and social science methods to study the intersection of LGBTQ history, racism, policing, incarceration, health disparities and HIV/AIDS. His most recent research focuses on the criminalization of HIV/AIDS and the Black Lives Matter movement in Missouri.

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