Carolyn Kitch teaches or has taught courses in the Department of Journalism (History of Journalism, Magazine Editing and Design, Intro to Magazines, Gender and American Mass Media, Critical Perspectives on Journalism), as well as the SMC doctoral program in Media and Communication (Media and Social Memory, Critical Analysis of Mass Media, and Qualitative Research Methods), and she has served as faculty director of SMC’s programs in London and Dublin. Kitch’s research focuses on journalism history, media and public memory, gender and media, and magazines. She authored or co-authored four books and many journal articles on these subjects (listed below).
Kitch also serves on the editorial boards of 10 academic journals and is associate editor of Journalism & Mass Comunication Quarterly. For 11 years, she was a magazine editor and writer in New York City, holding staff positions at McCall’s and Good Housekeeping, where she served as senior acquisitions editor, and publishing freelance writing in magazines including Reader’s Digest, American Health, Venture and New Jersey Monthly. Kitch previously taught at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.