Geoffrey Baym
Geoffrey Baym
Chair
Professor
Departments: Media & Communication, Media Studies and Production
Office: 215-204-5475
Annenberg Hall, Room 205A

Biography

Geoffrey Baym is professor and chair of the Department of Media Studies and Production. A former TV news producer, Baym explores the shifting styles and standards of broadcast journalism, public affairs media, and political discourse. His work particularly examines the melding of news and entertainment, and politics and popular culture.  His publications include the award-winning From Cronkite to Colbert: The Evolution of Broadcast News (Oxford University Press) and the edited collection News Parody and Political Satire Across the Globe (Routledge). His writing has appeared in numerous scholarly journals and anthologies, including Political CommunicationPopular CommunicationJournalismJournalism StudiesInformation Communication & Society and the Journal of Communication. He earned a PhD in communication from the University of Utah and teaches courses in media criticism, history and theory.

Education

Degree

Field

School

PhD

Communication/Media Studies

University of Utah

MA

Communication/Media Studies

University of Utah

BSJ

Journalism

Northwestern University