Public Affairs

Faculty conduct research on issues and trends in public affairs and train students to produce accurate news coverage that helps audiences understand politics, government, courts and school boards.

Public Affairs

David Cuillier

David Cuillier

Director of Graduate Studies

Associate Professor

  • Access to government information
  • Data journalism
  • Quantitative research methods
Ruxandra Guidi

Ruxandra Guidi

Assistant Professor of Practice

  • Audio storytelling
  • Documentary and long-form reporting
  • Media collaborations and public engagement

Susan Knight

Professor of Practice

  • Reporting public affairs
  • Journalism ethics
  • Journalism pedagogy and mentoring
Jeannine Relly

Jeannine Relly

Professor

Director of Global Initiatives, Center for Border & Global Journalism

  • Freedom of expression/access to information
  • Democratic governance
  • Networks and collective action
Carol Schwalbe

Carol Schwalbe

Director, School of Journalism

Professor

  • Science and environmental journalism
  • Visual framing of war
  • News media and government accountability
Nancy Sharkey

Nancy A. Sharkey

Professor of Practice

  • Reporting and editing public affairs
  • Feature writing
  • Journalism education
Maggy Zanger

Maggy Zanger

Professor of Practice

  • Global media
  • Media and conflict
  • Iraqi/Kurdish news media