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Kristal B. Zook

Professor of Journalism, Media Studies, and Public Relations


Degrees

PHD, 1994, Univ Calif Santa Cruz; BA, 1987, Univ Calif Santa Barbara


Bio

With 20+ years of experience as an award-winning journalist and author, Dr. Kristal Brent Zook has skills in reporting, writing, editing, teaching, public speaking, and media analysis. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Essence Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, The LA Weekly, The Village Voice, and many other outlets. Dr. Zook has also worked as a producer and on-air commentator for National Public Radio, and she continues to appear periodically as an on-air commentator providing analysis of media, social justice issues, and politics for NPR, CNN, BET, Fox, TV-One, MTV, and MSNBC. Her expertise is at the intersections of journalism, cultural reporting, race, gender, and media studies.

Dr. Zook has served most recently as a mentor for the Op-Ed Project in New York, and a judge for the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Awards and The New York Press Club Awards. In 2013, she was appointed to the Board of Directors for the Alicia Patterson Foundation in Washington DC.

For more information on Dr. Zook's recent articles or appearances, visit www.kristalbrentzook.com


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
JRNL 011 NEWS WRITING AND REPORTING Undergraduate
JRNL 013 ADVANCED NEWS WRTNG & RPTNG Undergraduate
JRNL 170 INTERNSHIPS Undergraduate
JRNL 211 ADV NEWS REPORTING & WRITING Graduate
JRNL 230 NEWSROOMS TODAY Graduate
JRNL 250 ADVANCED FEATURE WRITING Graduate
JRNL 271 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP Graduate
JRNL 299 CAPSTONE PROJECT Graduate
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