Patricia Gallagher Newberry

Associate Lecturer of Journalism,
Area Coordinator

Patricia Gallagher NewberryPatricia Gallagher Newberry joined the Miami faculty in 1997 after a 15-year career in the newspaper industry. In addition to teaching an array of journalism classes – from introductory to senior capstone courses – Newberry coordinates special events for the program; chairs the Committee on Student Media Organizations, serves on a number of JRN/MJF committees.

On the teaching front, Newberry has created a range of different courses including ones related to ethics, business journalism, the media business, investigative reporting, Freedom Summer and New York-based "big media." She has also taught with Miami's "Inside Washington" program. During her newspaper years, Newberry worked mostly as a business reporter, editor and columnist for 10 papers in seven states, with about half of those years at The Cincinnati Enquirer.

She serves as the 2019-2020 national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, and remains active as a freelance writer, participates in community theater and a range of other school and church efforts. Newberry earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She and her family live in Cincinnati.

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