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Journalism & Public Relations


    Susan Wiesinger

    Susan McMahon Wiesinger, Ph.D.



    Office: THMA 343
    Personal website(opens in new window)
    Twitter: @SusanWiesinger


    Ph.D. in Media, Culture & Technology, Purdue University
    MA in Public Affairs and Issues Management, Purdue University
    BA in Sociology, Southern Oregon University

    Professional Experience

    Newspaper reporter and editor for 12 years in Montana, Nevada and Indiana.

    Recent publications

    Digital Literacy: A Primer on Media, Identity and the Evolution of Technology(opens in new window) (Peter Lang, 2016)
    Media Smackdown: Deconstructing the News and the Future of Journalism(opens in new window) (Peter Lang, 2013)
    Editor, children's book – The Adventures of Terrible Tribble Ted(opens in new window) by Greg Tribble (2013)

    Course Specialties

    JOUR 255, Digital Literacy & Civic Engagement
    JOUR 327, Media Editing, Proofreading & Entry-level Layout
    JOUR 355, Online Presentation of News & PR
    JOUR 411, Race & Diversity in Media

    Professional Achievement & Development

    Global digital literacy fellow, Département Information Communication at Université de Haute Alsace in Mulhouse, France, 2015
    Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy fellow, 2013
    AEJMC-Scripps Social Media Fellowship at The Oregonian, 2012
    The Poynter Institute, "A New Curriculum for a New Journalism," 2011
    Indiana University Teaching Fellow, 2008

    Research Interests

    Media, technology and culture, digital information literacy, community, diversity, gender studies

    Life Interests

    Hiking, camping and reading. Not necessarily in that order.


    Los Alamos, N.M., and Winnemucca, Nevada