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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

Dr. Kristal Brent Zook is a professor of journalism in the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University and has nearly 30 years of experience as an author and award-winning journalist. She is a former contributing writer for The Washington Post and Essence and her work on race, women, culture and social justice has been published by dozens of magazines, newspapers and digital outlets, including The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The New York Times Book Review, and the Guardian. Her most recent work is a series of seven commissioned articles about biracial and multiracial identity that was published on Medium.com. Dr. Zook has provided on-air commentary for NPR, CNN, BET, MTV, MSNBC, and C-Span and recently appeared on CNN’s “The Nineties” where she discussed black television. A highlight of her career was interviewing Oprah Winfrey, who she found to be warm and genuine. She also enjoyed an interview that took place in the private bathroom of a young Jada Pinkett-Smith, who talked about weighty topics like social justice and the international politics of breastfeeding while waiting for the blue hair dye on her eyebrows to dry. Follow @KristalZook on Medium and Twitter. For more information 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 271 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP Graduate
JRNL 281 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
JRNL 299 CAPSTONE PROJECT Graduate
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