Christopher Harper
Professor
Department: Journalism
Office: 215-204-8346
Annenberg Hall, Room 330B

Biography

Christopher Harper worked for more than 20 years in journalism at The Associated Press (Chicago), Newsweek (Chicago, Washington and Beirut), ABC News (Cairo and Rome) and 20/20. He writes a weekly column on the media for The Washington Times, and has taught at New York University, Rostov State University in Russia and Adam Mickiewiez University in Poland.

Education

Degree

Field

School

MJ

Journalism

Northwestern University

BA, Honors

English Literature/Journalism

University of Nebraska

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

JRN 3101

Journalism and the Law

Undergraduate

JRN 5005

Communication Law

Graduate

JRN 3254

International Reporting

Undergraduate

JRN 2101

Journalism Research

Undergraduate

Publications

Type

Publication Title

Co-Authors

Publishers

Location

Year

Misc.

Book

Flyover Country

Littlefield and Rowman

Lansdale, MD

2011

Book

What's Next in the Media

Various

Cognella

San Diego, CA

2010

Textbook

News Writing and Reporting: A Coaching Method

Carole Rich

Thomas-Wadsworth

San Francisco, CA

2006

Textbook

The New Mass Media

Houghton-Mifflin

Boston, MA

2001

Book

And That's The Way It Will Be: News and Information in a Digital World

NYU Press

New York City, NY

1998

Textbook

Journalism 2001

Various

CourseWise

Boulder, CO

1998

Book

What's Next in Mass Communication

Various

St. Martin's Press

New York, NY

1998

Lectures / Conferences

Title

Date

Covering Neighborhood Communities

June 2012

Adapting Hyperlocal Journalism to the Middle East

October 2011

Journalism Street by Street

April 2012

Media Criticism

May 2009

Neighborhood Stories

September 2008

Services

Name

Type of Service

Position

Dates Active

University Tenure and Promotion Advisory

University

Member

2013

Academic Initiatives for Campus Master Planning

University

Member

2013

Research Committee

University

Member

2011–2012

Library

University

Member

2008–2009

International

University

Member

2006–2009

Dean Search Advisory Committee

College

Member

2012–2013

Faculty Council

College

Chair/Member

2006–2011

Department Search Committee

Departmental

Co-chair

2013

Graduate

Departmental

Member

Tenure and Promotion

Departmental

Member

Philadelphia Neighborhoods

Community

Co-managing editor

2008-2013

Awards

Title

Type of Award

Date

Lindback

Teaching

2012

SCT Creative Award

Creative

2012

SCT Service Award

Service

2010

Grant-in-Aid

Research

2008–2009

Research and Study Leave

Research

2008