Cortland - Communication Studies
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John C. Hartsock
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Office Location: Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 231
Phone Number: (607) 753-4103
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    • Ph.D. SUNY Albany
    • M.A. University of Maryland
    • B.A. Prescott College

Courses Taught:

    • Communication Law and Ethics
    • Communication History
    • News Editing and Design
    • Literary Journalism
    • Readings in Journalism

Areas of Expertise:
    • Journalism
    • Editing and design
    • Feature writing
    • Communication law and ethics
    • Critical and cultural theory
    • Media history
    • Narrative literary journalism

Research Interests:

    • Narrative literary journalism

Recent Publications and Creative Works:

    • A History of American Literary Journalism: The Emergence of a Modern Narrative Form, University of Massachusetts Press (2000). Book of the Year Award, American Journalism Historians Association (2001). History Award, AEJMC History Division (2001).
    • "Telling News Naturally," Points of Entry: Cross Currents in Story Telling (Winter, 2003).
    • "Caught between the Rhetoric of Scene and the Rhetoric of Polemic," Points of Entry: Cross Currents in Story Telling (Winter, 2004).


    • Former Washington correspondent covering Congress, Supreme Court, and federal agencies for United Press International and reported for States New Service. Copy reappeared in New York Times, Baltimore Evening Sun, San Diego Tribune, San Francisco Examiner, Miami Herald, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, among other newspapers.
    • Fulbright scholar, Kiev State University, Ukraine (Spring 1993).
    • News reporter covering local government, police, other beats for Democrat & Chronicle, Rochester, NY, The Capital, Annapolis, MD, and the Winchester Star, Winchester, VA.
    • News Editor and Wire Editor covering foreign news with overseas bureaus.


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