Richard Campbell, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Journalism,
Former Department Chair

Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell is a professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film.  He is the author of 60 Minutes and the News: A Mythology for Middle America (University of Illinois Press, 1991) and co-author of Cracked Coverage: Television News, the Anti-Cocaine Crusade and the Reagan Legacy (Duke University Press, 1994). Campbell has also written for Columbia Journalism Review, Critical Studies in Mass Communication, Journal of Communication, and Television Quarterly. His most recent work, “The Decline of Modern Journalism in the Neo-Partisan Era,” is included in The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: Media Studies Futures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). For Bedford/St.Martin’s Press, he is the lead author of Media & Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age (9th ed.), the nation’s top media survey textbook; Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction (2nd edition); and Media in Society: A Narrative Approach. Campbell earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Radio-Television-Film and worked as print reporter and TV and radio news writer in Milwaukee. He also serves as Miami’s representative on the Board of Directors for Cincinnati Public Radio.

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