Carolyn Kitch
Carolyn Kitch
Chair
Professor
Departments: Journalism, Media & Communication
Office: 215-204-5077
Annenberg Hall, Room 335

Biography

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 DigestAmerican HealthVenture and New Jersey Monthly. Kitch previously taught at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Education

Degree

Field

School

PhD

Mass Media and Communications

Temple University

MA

American Studies

Pennsylvania State University

BS

Journalism

Boston University

Publications

Type

Publication Title

Co-Authors

Publisher

Location

Year

Misc.

Book

Pennsylvania in Public Memory: Reclaiming the Industrial Past

Penn State University Press

2012

Book

Journalism in a Culture of Grief

Janice Hume

Routledge

2008

Book

Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines

University of North Carolina Press

2005

Book

The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media

University of North Carolina Press

2001

Journal Articles

More than 30 articles published in scholarly journals including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs; Journalism: Theory, Culture, and Practice; Journalism Studies; American Journalism; Journalism History; Memory Studies; Critical Studies in Media Communication; the Journal of Popular Culture; the Journal of Magazines and New Media Research; Popular Communication; and Pennsylvania History

Awards

Title

Type of Award

Date

Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Senior Faculty Member

Teaching

2005

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching

Teaching

2004

School of Communications and Theater Award for Faculty Research

Research

2011

James W. Carey Media Research Award

Research

2007

James E. Murphy Memorial Award for Best Faculty Research

Research

2006

Hillier Kreighbaum Under-40 Award

Research

2000

Maurine Beasley Award for Research on Women’s Journalism History

Research

1999

Choice Award, Outstanding Academic Title

Creative

2006

Choice Award, Outstanding Academic Title

Creative

2002