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Journalism & Public Relations


    Aaron Quinn

    Professor / Department Chair


    Phone: 530-898-4770
    Office: Tehama Hall 207


    Ph.D. 2007, Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Charles Sturt University, Australia
    MA 2002, University of South Florida
    BA 2000, Towson University

    Professional Experience

    Reporter, The Bradenton Herald
    Managing editor, The Pinellase News
    Freelance photography for numerous editorial publications and sports entities, including the National Football League and the National Hockey League

    Recent publications

    Virtue Ethics and Professional Journalism (Springer, forthcoming)
    Fake News, False Beliefs, and the Need for Truth in Journalism(opens in new window), International Journal of Applied Philosophy 31 (1), 21-29 (2017)
    Co-Regulation and Anti-Corruption in US Journalism(opens in new window), Journal of Media Ethics 31 (2), 116-129 (2016)
    Media, Markets, and Morals(opens in new window) (Wiley Blackwell, 2011)

    Course Specialties

    JOUR 353, Photojournalism
    JOUR 354, Multiplatform Storytelling for News & PR
    JOUR 424, Public Opinion & Propaganda
    JOUR 460, Ethical Problems in Mass Media

    Professional Achievement & Development

    The Poynter Institute, Teachapalooza Class of 2013

    Research Interests

    Journalism ethics, professionalism, media ownership, moral philosophy

    Life Interests

    Volleyball, photography, travel, mountain biking


    Baltimore, Maryland

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