Global Journalism: Faculty

Shahira Fahmy

Associate Professor Shahira Fahmy teaches a media and terrorism seminar and a course on global media systems to undergraduate and graduate students. She chairs numerous M.A. theses at the School of Journalism and  has collaborated and co-authored research with Journalism M.A. students. The most recent co-authored work focusing on the Middle East won two top paper awards (First place) at AEJMC 2012 and was recently published in the international journal The International Communication Gazette  by Sage in 2014.

Fluent in four languages, combined with Middle Eastern, European and U.S. citizenships, Fahmy has been a world-renowned scholar with more than 130 refereed books, journal articles, special issues, and conference presentations on the national and international levels. In fall 2013 she addressed an International Symposium at the University of Hamburg, Germany, as its keynote speaker. She has been the associate editor for Mass Communication & Society and has been a manuscript reviewer for more than 30 refereed publications. She also has served as guest editor and has been on the board of more than a dozen scholarly journals on the national and international levels. Most recently this spring 2014 she has been invited to lecture on international media at the university in Munich, Germany."

Celeste González de Bustamante

Associate Professor Celeste González de Bustamante teaches courses on covering the U.S. Mexico borderlands, Latin America, and television journalism. She holds a dual courtesy appointment and is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Latin American Studies. She covered politics, economics, social, and cultural issues and events along the U.S.-Mexico border on commercial and public television for 16 years. Her research interests include: the history of news media, and violence against journalists in Mexico, Brazil, and the U.S./Mexico borderlands.

She and UA colleague Jeannine Relly published two groundbreaking articles in 2014 on the changing news practices among journalists, and social media use in Mexico and the U.S. as a result of increasing threats of violence. Dr. González de Bustamante is author of “Muy buenas noches,” Mexico, Television and the Cold War (2012), and co-editor of Arizona Firestorm: Global Immigration Realities, National Media, and Provincial Politics (2012). She is the current president of the Border Journalism Network/La red de periodistas de la frontera, and Head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She spent the 2013-3014 academic year as a distinguished invited professor at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City, where she is continuing to conduct research on violence and journalism in Mexico.

Linda Lumsden

Linda Lumsden spent most of the 2012-2013 academic year in Malaysia on an S. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship. She worked in the National University of Malaysia and doing research on how the Internet has affected Malaysian politics.

Her research focus areas are radical journalism history, women’s journalism history, Progressive Era, and American women's suffrage history. Lumsden has taught course on introductory reporting, journalism history and journalism ethics.

Kim Newton

Kim Newton, an associate professor of practice, has 26 years' experience in photojournalism, beginning as a freelance photojournalist based in Tokyo and Seoul.

Newton worked for Reuters News Pictures in London as picture editor for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He also was senior photo editor for international news at Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service in Washington, D.C.

Jeannine Relly

Assistant Professor Jeannine Relly is an affiliated faculty member with the Center for Latin American Studies at the university. Her research examines the environment for information access and freedom of expression in developing nations with access-to-information laws. Relly has reported from the Mexico-U.S. border and the Caribbean. Her news reports have covered human trafficking, drug smuggling, political corruption, and other political, social and economic issues.

Her report,"Polluting Paradise," investigated health hazards at an unlined landfill in one of the U.S. territories. "Gateway to America" and other articles chronicled how U.S. policy on political asylum had stimulated growth in the trafficking of Chinese nationals through the Caribbean. She also covered international trade and economic development along the Mexico-U.S. border, including reporting on  foreign-owned factories - maquiladoras -- in Mexico. 

Mort Rosenblum, Co-director, Center for Border & Global Journalism

Professor of Practice Mort Rosenblum teaches International Reporting. He left the Arizona Daily Star  to join The Associated Press in 1965. Since then, he has reported on peace and war from 200 countries, eventually becoming the AP's chief international foreign correspondent. From 1979 to 1981 was editor of the International Herald Tribune.

Rosenblum has written a series of books about U.S. press coverage of international affairs, as well as books about political and economic issues in Africa and France. His latest book is Little Bunch of Madmen: Elements of Global Reporting, which is being used in journalism programs around the country. Rosenblum has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize eight times, and has won a major award from the Overseas Press Club.

William Schmidt, Co-director, Center for Border & Global Journalism

William Schmidt is the former deputy managing editor of The New York Times. He teaches courses in advanced reporting and feature writing. Schmidt spent 32 years with The Times before retiring in April 2013. As a correspondent, he was based in Times bureaus in the US and in London, and ran foreign bureaus for Newsweek in Cairo and Moscow. He spent 16 years as a member of senior management in The Times newsroom, which included responsibility for managing newsroom resources.

Schmidt also serves on the board of directors of the Maynard Institute of Journalism Education. From 1969 to 1973, Schmidt was a reporter with The Detroit Free Press.

Carol Schwalbe

Carol Schwalbe's research focuses on the role of images in shaping ideas and public opinion during the early years of the Cold War, ethical concerns about publishing violent images and the visual framing of the Iraq War on the Internet. She teaches classes on editing and magazine photography and in 2011 launched a science journalism curriculum for the School of Journalism.

Schwalbe won the UA Foundation's Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award in 2014. She also serves as the School of Journalism's director of graduate studies.

Maggy Zanger

Professor of Practice Maggy Zanger focuses on Middle East journalism and is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Middle Eastern Studies. She is Project Director of the School of Journalism’s partnership with Nangarhar University in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, a three-year effort to develop a journalism department at the Afghan university.

She was the Iraq country director of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting in Iraq for nearly two years, starting centers in Baghdad and Sulaimani to train Iraqi journalists to work for independent news media. Zanger previously was a faculty member at the American University in Cairo, for nearly four years and the coordinator of the publications program of the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.

Zanger has developed several new global journalism classes at the UA, including Media Coverage of International Crises, International Opinion Writing and Reporting the Middle East. She led students on an eight-week study abroad program in Egypt, funded by Fulbright, and has worked on developing other study abroad programs in the Middle East. She has also conducted research on the work attitudes of Iraqi journalists with UA colleagues.

Zanger has served as the faculty adviser to El Independiente, a student-produced publication that serves the city of South Tucson and is one of the bilingual publication in the country produced by students in a real community on a regular basis. She also spearheaded the School’s border safety efforts which developed workshops for students on how to report safely along the border, and was a founder of the Border Journalism Network, which functions as a hub through which professionals, educators and their students can gather, develop and share knowledge to improve the quality of border reporting. 


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