Karin Schwanbeck

Karin Schwanbeck

Associate Professor of Journalism

BA, Indiana University Bloomington; MS, Northwestern University; MS, Wesleyan University

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Karin Schwanbeck is an associate professor of journalism in the School of Communications. She and her husband, Bill, produce documentaries that reflect on current challenges facing broadcast journalism, receiving a New England Emmy nomination and national Broadcast Education Association Award of Excellence. Schwanbeck has also published articles for BEA's Feedback journal and News Photographer and Quill magazines. She is currently a board member of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government. She received the Morris Berman Teaching Award in 2001 by the National Press Photographers Association. Schwanbeck is the faculty adviser for the Quinnipiac University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She was a television reporter for 12 years prior to her teaching career.


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