Journalism & Public Relations


Aaron Quinn

Professor / Department Chair


Phone: 530-898-4770
Office: Tehama Hall 207
Office Hours: 
Monday 3:45pm-4:45pm 
Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm 
Wednesday: 11:30pm-1:30pm


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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