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Michael Douglas

Doctoral Student
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Summary

Michael began his professional journalism career while a student at The University of Texas at Austin as a Summer Reporting Internship at WOAI-AM News Radio in San Antonio, Texas.

After earning a Bachelor of Journalism from The University of Texas at Austin, he began his full-time reporting career at the CBS affiliate in the Mississippi Delta.

Douglas enrolled in graduate school at Northwestern's University's Medill School of Journalism.  He served as a Washington Correspondent for Orange County News Channel and WMAQ-AM Radio (Chicago).

After graduate school, Douglas worked as a full-time journalist in Kansas, Alabama, Georgia and Texas.  As a freelancer, he has worked in several markets including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Los Angeles and New York City.

Douglas ventured into higher education as a visiting instructor at Florida Memorial University, where he launched the campus's new Broadcasting program.  His teaching experience also includes stints at California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo, Florida A&M University, Jackson State University, and Miles College, where he was an adjunct while a full-time reporter.

Teaching

Interests:

Broadcast writing; multimedia reporting; media management; radio-TV production; public speaking; media ethics; radio reporting; TV reporting; public relations and media; media imagery

Research

Interests:

Media messages--this media operations, as well as companies and governmental entities--and media liability of the individual journalist, news management, as well as the corporate entity.


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