About Carol Schwalbe
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, the visual framing of war and the role of the news media in advancing government accountability. Teaches classes on reporting, editing, science journalism and environmental journalism. In 2011 she launched a science journalism curriculum for the School of Journalism. Also serves as the School of Journalism director of graduate studies.
- B.A., Smith College;
- M.A., The George Washington University
Courses Taught at the UA
- J320 Editing
- J401B/501B Travel Writing
- J424/524 Magazine Photography
- • J455/555 Environmental Journalism
- • J465/565 Issues in CoveringScience and the Environment
- • J472/572 Science Journalism
- • J480/580 Multimedia Storytelling: Science and Technology
- • J506 Intro and Advanced Reporting
Recent Publications and Research
- Carol B. Schwalbe, B. William Silcock, & Elizabeth Candello. (2015). Visual Gatechecking: A new model for a classic theory. Journalism Practice, 9(4-6) (online in July 2015; in print in December 2015).
- • Carol B. Schwalbe & Shannon Dougherty. (2015). Visual Coverage of the 2006 Lebanon War: Framing conflict in three U.S. news magazines. Media, War & Conflict 8(1), 141-162.
- • Carol B. Schwalbe & David Cuillier. (2013). Ethics Pedagogy 2.0: A content analysis of award-winning media ethics exercises. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 28(3), 175-188.
- • Carol B. Schwalbe. (2013). Visually Framing the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq in TIME, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report. International Journal of Communication, 7, 239–262.
- • Jeannine E. Relly & Carol B. Schwalbe. (2012). Watchdog Journalism: India’s three largest English-language newspapers and the Right to Information Act. Asian Journal of Communication, 22(3), 284–301.
Past Academic Positions
- • Associate Professor, Arizona State University, 2008 - 2010
- • Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, 2002 - 2008
Past Professional Positions
- • Senior Articles Editor, National Geographic magazine, 1996 - 2002
- • Senior Producer, National Geographic Online, 1995 - 1996
- • Senior Articles Editor, National Geographic Traveler, 1989 - 1996
- • Senior Editor-Writer, Editor-Writer, Research-Writer and Researcher, National Geographic Book Service, 1974 - 1989
- • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
- • Broadcast Education Association
- • International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
- • International Communication Association
- • Online News Association
Recent Awards & Honors
- • Journalism & Mass Communication Teacher of the Year, Scripps Howard Foundation, 2014
- • First place, Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century, Newspaper Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2014
- • Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award, University of Arizona, 2014
- • Educator of the Year, Magazine Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013
- • GIFT Scholar, Great Ideas for Teachers (refereed competition), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2013
- • First place, 2012 Best Practices in Teaching Writing Across Media (refereed competition), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Elected Standing Committee on Teaching, 2012
- • GIFT Grand Prize, Great Ideas for Teachers (refereed competition), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2012
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.