Title: Associate Professor/Interim Associate Dean of CHESS
Department: Communication and Creative Arts
College: Humanities, Education and Social Science
Campus: Hammond and Westville
Building: Porter Hall Room: 114C
Dr. Neil Nemeth joined the faculty of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at the start of the 1997-1998 academic year. He teaches reporting, editing, law, ethics and mass media courses in the department.
His reporting experience includes work as an education and city hall reporter in Mansfield, Ohio, from 1980 to 1982 and as projects reporter at The Times from 1984 to 1985.
He has taught at Butler University in Indianapolis, Loyola University in New Orleans, and Pittsburg State University in Kansas.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the School of Journalism at Ohio University, a master’s degree in journalism from the Ohio State University and a doctoral degree in mass communications from Indiana University.
His principal research interest is in media accountability and he has focused most of his attention on the work of newspaper ombudsmen.
He has published scholarly articles in Newspaper Research Journal and Southwestern Mass Communication Journal. He has written book chapters for Holding the Media Accountable: Citizens, Ethics and the News, published by Indiana University Press in 2000.
In 2003, he published News Ombudsmen in North America: Assessing an Experiment in Social Responsibility (Praeger Publishers). The book is the most comprehensive examination of the work of news ombudsmen to date.
Introduction to Mass Media
Introduction to News Reporting and Writing
Advanced News Reporting and Writing
Mass Communication Law
Special Topics: Media Accountability