Terry Wimmer

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Professor of Practice

Telephone: 

520-626-6575

Fax: 

520-621-7557

Office: 

Marshall Room 324

Teaches reporting classes to undergraduate and graduate students and works with students to publish The Tombstone Epitaph, the community newspaper for that historic Arizona city. Was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize while working as an editor at the Orange County Register.                                           

Education

  • • B.A., West Virginia University;
  • • Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Courses Taught at the UA

  • • J 306 Advanced Reporting
  • • J 490A/590A Tombstone Epitaph
  • • J 506 Intro & Advanced Reporting

See course descriptions

Publications and Research

  • • "Correct This! A Content Analysis of 2003 Corrections Claimed by The New York Times," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2004.
  • • "Teaching Freedom of Information," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2004.
  • • "Sustained Outrage: Ned Chilton's Philosophy for Social Change and Responsibility that Graced an Era in West Virginia Journalism," American Journalism Historians Association, 1999.
  • • "Killing Physicians with Fighting Words: A Free-Speech Challenge to Internet Community Building," Communication Technology and Policy Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1999.
  • • "Captured Conversations: The Media's Romanticized Version of the Telephone Party Line," History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 1999.

Past Academic Positions

  • • Shott Chair in Journalism, West Virginia University, 2000 - 2006
  • • Atwood Professor of Journalism, University of Alaska, 1996 - 1997
  • • Visiting Professor, Federal University of Espirito Santo, Vitoria, Brazil, 1984

Past Professional Positions

  • • Online Editor, Orange County Register, 1997 - 1998
  • • Health/Technology Editor, Orange County Register, 1994 - 1996
  • • Night Editor, Orange County Register, 1989 - 1994
  • • Assigning Editor, Orange County Register, 1986 - 1989
  • • Executive Sports Editor, Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, 1984 - 1986
  • • Assistant City Editor, Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, 1980 - 1984
  • • Reporter, Charleston (W.Va.) Gazette, 1976 - 1980

Awards

  • • Hugh and Jan Harelson Excellence in Teaching Award, UA School of Journalism, 2012
  • • Roger Peabody Prize by the American Civil Liberties Union for championing First Amendment rights, 2003
  • • Induction into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni, West Virginia University, 1998
  • • West Virginia University School of Journalism Alumnus of the Year, 1997
  • • Mercer County Schools Academic Hall of Fame, 1997
  • • Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting (led a team that uncovered abuses at a fertility clinic), Orange County Register, 1996
  • • Investigative Reporters Best of Best Award, 1996
  • • National Headliners Award, 1996
  • • George Polk Award for Outstanding Medical Reporting, 1996
  • • Roy Howard Award for Public Service Journalism, 1996
  • • Freedom Communications Associate of the Year, 1996
  • • Society of Professional Journalists, first place, deadline reporting, 1994
  • • Freedom Communications Associate of the Year, 1994
  • • Orange County Register Editor of the Year, 1989

Terry Wimmer's Curriculum Vitae