Bob Papper is professor and chair of the Department of Journalism, Media Studies,and Public Relations at Hofstra University. A graduate of Columbia College and theColumbia Graduate School of Journalism, he has worked as a producer, writer andmanager at television stations in Minneapolis; Washington, D.C.; San Francisco; andColumbus, Ohio.
He is the author of Broadcast News & Writing Stylebook, which is just going into itsfourth edition, and has won more than 100 state, regional and national awards,including four regional Edward R. Murrow Awards and an Alfred I. duPont-ColumbiaUniversity Award for “Excellence in Broadcast Journalism.”He is a past president of the Maine Association of Broadcasters and a longtimemember of the national education committee of the Radio-Television News DirectorsAssociation (RTNDA).
Professor Papper is founder and co-editor of Electronic News: A Journal of AppliedResearch & Ideas and was the originator and lead researcher for the MiddletownMedia Studies. For the last 15 years, he has overseen what is now called theRTNDA/Hofstra University Annual Survey on the state of radio and television news inthe United States.
Hofstra Horizons Articles
- Fall 2008: Peering Into The Future of News