Patrick Walters is a first-year student in the Media & Communication program whose scholarly work focuses on journalism – including literary journalism, media ethics, and the changing ways breaking news is covered. His research has appeared in the Newspaper Research Journal, Literary Journalism Studies, Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication and other publications. Walters is an assistant professor of English at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, where he teaches journalism, mass communication and literary journalism. A former reporter for The Associated Press, Walters’ journalistic work has appeared in the USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday and other publications. He holds an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from Goucher College and a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia.