Welcome to the School of Communication.

Dr. John Huxford

Associate Professor
Journalism Program Coordinator
  • BIOGRAPHY
  • John Huxford (Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Pennsylvania) is a former journalist from Britain. His research interests include the visual and textual construction of news.
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • Ph D Communication / Journalism. Mass Media - 2004
  • Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania
  • Philadelphia
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: It’s The End of the World as We Know It: Journalism and the Prediction of Catastrophe.”
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Hopper, K.M. & Huxford, J. (in press). Emotion instruction in journalism courses: An analysis of introductory news writing textbooks. Communication Education.
  • Hopper, K.M. & Huxford, J. (2015). Gathering emotion: Examining newspaper journalists’ engagement in emotional labor. Journal of Media Practice, 16, 25-41.
  • Huxford, J. & Hopper, K.M. (in press). The shock of the new: A case study of technological innovation at a student run university television station. In Adamo, G. & DiBiase. A. (Eds.), Education in Action: The Crucible of College Media. Peter Lang Publishers.
  • Moore, M. A., Huxford, J., & K. M. Hopper (2014). Whistleblower as news source: A complex relationship examined through a survey of journalists’ attitudes. Journal of Applied Journalism & Media Studies 3:3, 359-378.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Hopper, K.M. & Huxford, J. (2015, April). Emotion instruction in journalism courses: An analysis of introductory news writing textbooks. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI. Presented on the Top Paper Panel.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Top Paper Award in Communication Ethics and Freedom of Expression division
  • Central States Communication Association
  • 2013