Meet the Authors

Romayne smiling in front of faculty building

Dr. Romayne Smith Fullerton is an associate professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at the University of Western Ontario, where she has taught in the professional Masters in Journalism and undergraduate, Masters and PhD programs in Media Studies in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies for more than 20 years. Holding an undergraduate degree in Journalism and graduate degrees in English, Smith Fullerton is an award-winning teacher and internationally recognized interdisciplinary scholar whose research focus has been on the ethics of reporting on women and marginalized people, with a special emphasis on crime.

Romayne at the University of Western Ontario

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Maggie Jones Patterson is a professor of journalism at Duquesne University, is a former reporter for the Pittsburgh Press. She has co-authored four books, including Murder in our Midst: Comparing the Ethics of Crime Coverage in a Globalized Age (2021, Oxford University Press). She teaches Investigative Reporting, Media Ethics, Media Writing, and a course about gender in media, entitled Sex, Myth, and Media. She chairs the Duquesne University Student Publications Board, is President of the Pittsburgh Society of Professional Journalists chapter and sits on the Board of PublicSource, an online nonprofit news service for the Pittsburgh area.

Maggie at Duquesne University