Ed Trayes is a professor of journalism. He directs the Master of Journalism program and the photojournalism sequence in the Department of Journalism. Trayes joined the Temple faculty in l967 and has taught a wide range of courses, including news editing, photography, media management, communication research, publication graphics and design, and electronic information gathering. He co-founded and has headed the MA and PhD. in communications programs within the School of Media and Communication. He is the first recipient of the Freedom Forum Journalism Teacher of the Year Award. He also has been honored as a Temple University Great Teacher.
The Journalist’s Compass, a journalism internet hub with more than 4,000 links, is an outgrowth of his interest in EIG and reflects a desire to involve faculty, students and journalism professionals in the exploration of cyberspace.
Trayes is co-founder and director of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund Editing and Minority Intern Program (1967 to present). This effort seeks to upgrade the editing talent pool nationwide. Participating newspapers include The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal and Newsday.
Trayes also is the founding editor of Mass Communication Review, an international journal he edited from 1972 to 1986. His main research and writing interests are in media management, newspaper content, editing, and minority hiring and recruiting in the mass media.
A consultant for more than 35 years in the areas of publications (writing/editing, photography and presentation), media content and research, Trayes has worked with newspapers, broadcast operations, corporations and not-for-profit organizations across the U.S. and in Mexico, Central America and South America.
Trayes is also a founding member of the School of Media and Communication faculty.