Susan Wiesinger

Professor | Chico State Journalism & PR

Professional Media Experience & Education

I am the third generation in a newspaper family and worked for newspapers in New Mexico, Texas, Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Indiana.

My academic research focuses on media; application and social impact of emerging technologies; corporate media ownership; and race, diversity and gender representations in the media.

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Professor, California State University, Chico

Journalism & Public Relations
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Ph.D., Purdue University

Media, Technology & Culture
Minor: Rhetoric & Kenneth Burke
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MA, Purdue University

Public Affairs & Issues Management (Public Relations)

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BA, Southern Oregon University

Major: Sociology / Minor: English
Random Facts
Days of teaching college classes

Since 2000 – and counting

Times I didn't have a cup of coffee

I have never finished a cup of coffee

Megabytes of songs on my phone

And too many song lyrics in my head


Steps per week

My Fitbit gives me credit for waking up and getting moving

Professional Growth & Achievement

What I Teach

Course specialties:
JOUR 211 – Women, Men & the Media
JOUR 260 – Writing for Mass Media
JOUR 327 – Copy Editing
JOUR 355 – Online Presentation, JOUR 411 – Race & Diversity in Media

Contact Dr. Wiesinger

Office Hours: 1 to 3 p.m. MW, THMA 207


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