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Jim Patten
Professor Emeritus
Email: jimpatten712@gmail.com

Jim Patten taught in the journalism program from 1983 to 2000 and served as department head from 1991-2000.

He became the first UA journalism professor ever to earn a named professorship when he was named the Soldwedel Family Professor of Journalism in 1998. Patten was cited for...
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Daniel Ramirez
Adjunct Instructor
Email: danramirez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7556
FAX: 520-621-7557

A former page designer for the Arizona Daily Star, Ramirez now is a production and design project coordinator at Learning A-Z.


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Jeannine Elisa Relly
Associate Professor
Email: jrelly@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-8680
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 326

Dr. Jeannine Relly's research focuses on global influences on news media systems, government information policy, press-state relations, and democratic institutions, including freedom of expression and access to public information in countries that often are in conflict or in political or...
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George Ridge
Professor Emeritus
Email: gwr@email.arizona.edu

Taught in the journalism program from 1968 to 1994 and served as department head from 1972 to 1978 and from 1985-1991.


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Lorraine Rivera
Adjunct Instructor
Email: lflorez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7556
FAX: 520-621-7557

Lorraine Rivera began teaching Jour 385 and Jour 490 in spring 2014. She graduated from the UA School of Journalism in 2004, with minors in English and Mexican-American Studies .

A self-proclaimed news junkie, Rivera has worked in the Yuma and Tucson television markets. She's the producer...
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Mort Rosenblum
Professor of Practice
Email: mortr@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-7609
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 360E

Mort Rosenblum, reporter, author, and educator, has covered stories on seven continents since the 1960s, from war in Biafra to tango dancing by the Seine. He was editor of the International Herald Tribune; special correspondent for The Associated Press; AP bureau chief in Africa, Southeast Asia...
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Renée Schafer Horton
Internship Coordinator
Email: rshorton@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-9219
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall 323A

Renée Schafer Horton is the internship coordinator for the School of Journalism. Schafer Horton spent two decades in journalism, reporting primarily on the education and religion beats before joining the School as the academic advisor from 2011 to 2014.

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William Schmidt
Professor of Practice
Email: wschmidt@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5909
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 335

Bill 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...
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Carol Schwalbe
Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies
Email: cschwalbe@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-300-0693
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 337

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. Teaches classes on editing and in 2011 launched a science journalism...
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Joe Sharkey
Adjunct Instructor
Email: joesharkey@email.arizona.edu

Joe Sharkey has been a journalist with major news organizations for 45 years, including 19 years (1996-2015) as a columnist for the New York Times. He previously was an assistant national editor at the Wall Street Journal in New York; the executive city editor at the...
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Jacqueline E. Sharkey
Professor Emerita
Email: sharkey@email.arizona.edu

Research areas include international journalism; U.S. military-media relationship; media ethics; legal and ethical challenges facing U.S. news media in a global information environment. Served as head of the School of Journalism since 2001 and taught as a member of the faculty  ...
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Nancy A. Sharkey
Professor of Practice, Associate Director, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Email: nsharkey@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-6385
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 332

Spent more than 25 years in various editorial positions at The New York Times. Teaches courses on reporting, editing and reporting public affairs. Also taught for more than 20 years as an adjunct professor in Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism...
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Nancy Stanley
Adjunct Instructor
Email: nstanley@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-7556
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 347

Nancy Stanley began teaching Jour 208 - Law of the Press in spring 2014. She is the assistant dean for advancement in the James E. Rogers College of Law at the UA.

Stanley spent nine years with KVOA-TV in Tucson, first as an assignment editor, then as community affairs director. She also...
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Susan Swanberg
Assistant Professor
Email: swanberg@email.arizona.edu

Dr. Swanberg teaches courses in science journalism. Dr. Swanberg has conducted research on "junk" DNA, telomere biology and autism genetics. She has published both peer-reviewed scientific articles and science articles for the public. As an incoming assistant professor at the University of...
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Terry Wimmer
Professor of Practice
Email: twimmer@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-626-6575
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 324

Teaches reporting classes and works with students on Arizona-Sonora News Service, which offers readers and media outlets the best journalism being produced by students in the UA School of Journalism. He was part of a team that won the Pulitzer Prize while working as an editor at the Orange...
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Maggy Zanger
Professor of Practice
Email: zanger@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 520-621-5710 or 520-661-2742
FAX: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 323D

Teaching and research focuses on international journalism, the Middle East and Islamic world, US-Mexico Border; media coverage of conflict and humanitarian crises; Iraq, Egypt, Kurdistan; media development; and community journalism. Am affialited faculty and serve on the Governing Board of the...
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