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Cornerstone Donors: Richard Campbell

Richard Campbell, Ph. D.
Professor Emeritus of Journalism 
Former Department Chair
Miami University

Richard Campbell is a professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Media, Journalism and Film at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.  He is the author of 60 Minutes and the News: A Mythology for Middle America (University of Illinois Press, 1991) and coauthor of Cracked Coverage: Television News, the Anti-Cocaine Crusade and the Reagan Legacy (Duke University Press, 1994). Campbell has also written for Columbia Journalism ReviewJournal of Communication, and Television Quarterly.  IHis most recent work, The Decline of Modern Journalism in the Neo-Partisan Era, is incuded in The International Encyclopedia of Media Studies: Media Studies Futures (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). For Bedford/St. Martn’s Press, he is the lead author of Media and Culture: Mass Communication in a Digital Age (9th ed.), the nation’s top media survey textbook; Media Essentials: A Brief Introduction (2nd ed.); and Media in Society: A Narrative Approach. 

Campbell earned his Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film from Northwestern University and worked as print reporter and TV and radio news writer in Milwaukee. He also serves as Miami’s representative on the Board of Directors for Cincinnati Public Radio.

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