Carol Schwalbe

About Carol Schwalbe

Research focuses on the role of images in shaping ideas and public opinion during 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 program for the School of Journalism. She became school director in July 2018 after serving as director of graduate studies.                                                         

Education

  • 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 Covering Science and the Environment
  • J472/572 Science Journalism 
  • J480/580 Multimedia Storytelling: Science and Technology
  • J506 Intro and Advanced Reporting
  • J589 Research Methods

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Selected Publications

  • Carol B. Schwalbe, Jeannine E. Relly, Sally Ann Cruikshank, & Ethan H. Schwalbe. (2018). Human Security as a Conceptual Framework: The case of Palestinian journalists. Journalism Studies. Published online November 2018. doi:10.1080/1461670X.2018.1543555
  • Jeannine E. Relly & Carol B. Schwalbe. (2016). How Business Lobby Networks Shaped the U.S. Freedom of Information Act: An examination of 60 years of congressional testimony. Government Information Quarterly, 33(3), 404–416. doi:10.1016/j.giq.2016.05.002
  • Carol B. Schwalbe, B. William Silcock, & Elizabeth Candello. (2015). Gatecheckers at the Visual News Stream: A new model for classic gatekeeping theory. Journalism Practice 9(4), 465–483. doi:10.1080/17512786.2015.1030133
  • 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. doi:10.1177/1750635215571204
  • 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. doi:10.1080/08900523.2013.795058
  • 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. doi:10.1080/01292986.2012.729149

Past Academic Positions

  • Director of Graduate Studies, University of Arizona, 2012 - 2018
  • 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

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Broadcast Education Association
  • International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences
  • International Communication Association
  • Online News Association

Selected Awards & Honors

  • GIFT Scholar, Great Ideas for Teachers (refereed competition), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2017  
  • Hugh and Jan Harelson Excellence in Teaching Award, School of Journalism, University of Arizona, 2017
  • GIFT Scholar, Great Ideas for Teachers (refereed competition), Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2016
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Teacher of the Year, Scripps Howard Foundation and Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 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 Summary

Research focuses on the role of images in shaping ideas and public opinion during the Cold War, ethical concerns about publishing violent images and the visual framing of the Iraq War on the Internet.

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Contact Information

Carol Schwalbe
School Director, Professor
Telephone: 520-300-0693
Fax: 520-621-7557
Office: Marshall Room 334B