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About Ginny Whitehouse

Ginny Whitehouse is an associate professor of Journalism, teaching courses Writing and Reporting II (with a multimedia, interactive emphasis), Media Ethics, Media Law, and Media and Society. She co-coordinates the annual AEJMC Workshop on Teaching Media Ethics in Journalism, and researches media ethics, social media, and media diversity. She is the Cases & Commentaries editor for the Journal of Mass Media Ethics and serves on the journal’s editorial board. Her recent publications include the ethics and diversity chapter of the Mass Media Ethics Handbook and an article advocating clearer ethical standards for journalists using social media in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics. Before coming to EKU, Dr. Whitehouse taught for 15 years at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., where she also served as department chair. Previously, she chaired the Media Ethics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the National Journalism Education Committee for the Society of Professional Journalists. She earned both her master’s and doctorate from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Journalism, and served a journalist for newspapers in Tennessee and Alabama, as well as for a religion news service in Southeast Asia.


Present Associate Professor, Eastern Kentucky University

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  • Mass Media & Society
  • Writing & Reporting News II
  • Media Law
  • Media Ethics
  • Feature Writing

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