Richard F. Hanley

Richard F. Hanley

Associate Professor of Journalism
Director of the Graduate Program in Journalism

BA, University of New Haven; MA, Wesleyan University

Journalism - Print & Broadcast
Lender School of Business  273B

(203) 582-8439

JRN 362   The Story of Football (SPS 362)   -   Fall 2014
JRN 502   The Practice of Journalism   -   Fall 2014
JRN 531   Graduate Internship   -   Summer 1 2014
JRN 601   Master's Project   -   Fall 2014
SPS 362   The Story of Football (JRN 362)   -   Fall 2014


Rich Hanley (B.A., 1978, University of New Haven; M.A., 1993, Wesleyan University) joined the Quinnipiac University School of Communications faculty in 2001 after a 23-year career as a journalist, including a stint at Time magazine. He is presently an assistant professor of Journalism and Graduate Journalism Program Director for the School of Communications. Hanley is a frequent contributor of opinion pieces in national and global media and is widely sought for his comments on the news media, the internet and popular culture, appearing on national news programs on MSNBC and Fox News, including the O'Reilly Factor. He is a panelist on the weekly WNPR political discussion program titled Politics, Burgers & Beer. Hanley also is a frequent guest on national panel discussions, appearing in 2009 on C-Span as part of coverage of his National Press Club presentation on Journalism and Social Media. He also serves as an official contest entry screener for the Online News Association's annual awards. He has been a judge for the National Association of Opinion Page Editors annual contest, among others. He is a seven-time Emmy nominee for his television documentaries, including national PBS works such as The 1964 World's Fair and Dreams Go By, a film about the 1965 Little League World Series that earned Hanley an AP award. Among the graduate and undergraduate courses Hanley teaches are Reporting for the Web, Introduction to the Practice of Journalism, Advanced Print Reporting, and Writing for Magazines. Alumni from the Graduate Journalism Program directed by Hanley are pursuing professional careers with news media organizations throughout the U.S. including the Associated Press, ESPN, Fox News, the Hartford Courant,, and at television stations in many top 10 markets, including Dallas and Philadelphia, among others.

Significant Administrative Duties

2008-Present: Chair, University Athletics Council; 2003-Present: Graduate Journalism Program Director, School of Communications; 2003-Present: Chair, Graduate Committee, School of Communications; 2003-2009: Graduate Program Director, School of Communications;

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses: JRN 601 - Master's Project; JRN 602 - Master's Thesis; JRN 502 - Introduction to the Practice of Journalism; JRN 538 - Reporting for the Web; JRN 552 - Media Law; JRN 570 - Writing for Magazines; ICM 506 - Writing for Interactive Media; Undergraduate Courses: JRN 495 - Advanced Print Reporting; JRN 305 - Reporting for the Web;


Updated May 2009.