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Classes beginning at 4pm today on the WKU Bowling Green campus are canceled. ALL Thursday and Friday classes on all campuses are also canceled. Online classes will proceed as scheduled. WKU offices will be closed on Thursday, with essential personnel reporting.

WKU Owensboro closed at noon today (Wed., 3/4).

WKU Glasgow evening classes that begin at 5 pm today will be canceled and the WKU Glasgow campus will close at 7 pm.

WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will close today at 3 pm and will remain closed Thurs., Fri, and Sat., March 5-7.

Should inclement weather make travel hazardous, residence halls will remain open until Saturday. Follow WKU Housing & Residence Life for updates.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for tonight have been canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

School of Journalism & Broadcasting Staff - Pam Johnson, Ph.D.

Pam Johnson, Ph.D.

Pam Johnson, Ph.D.


Office:  MMTH 124
Phone:  (270) 745-5836


News Reporting and Writing
Electronic Technologies
Gender Issues and the Media
Media Management


  • 2010-Present WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Faculty
  • 2003-2010 WKU Center for 21st Century Media, Director
  • 2003-2010 WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Director
  • 2002-2003 Kansas State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, R.M. Seaton Chair

Highlights of Experience

  • Teaching – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
  • Newspapers-Chicago Tribune, Reporter; Ithaca (NY) Journal, President/Publisher
  • Television: CBS Affiliate, Reporter; Wisconsin Public TV, Anchor, Madison, WI
  • Radio: WISM, News Reporter; WHA News Reporter, Madison, Wisconsin


  • Ph.D. Joint Ph.D. in Mass Communications and Educational Psychology
  • M.A. Major: Journalism, Minor: Educational Administration
  • B.S. Major: Journalism, Minor: Secondary Education


Professional Activities/Awards

  • Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, Elected VP
  • Fleischaker-Greene Scholars – Founder and Developer
  • First Amendment First – Founded and Implemented the First Amendment Forum
  • Pulitzer Prize Award Alumni Wall – Proposed Wall and Planned Unveiling
  • Turner Professorship in Multimedia – Proposed and Hired Professor
  • Dow Jones News Fund, Multimedia Residency Program, Director
  • Dow Jones News Fund, Multimedia Workshop for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Director
  • Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan; Curriculum Development
  • Pulitzer Prize Juror, Three Years
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Hearst Journalism Awards, Steering Committee
  • AEJMC Lifetime Achievement Award
  • World Journalism Education Council-Participant in first meeting in Singapore
  • White House Briefing on Drugs; Recognition of Laubach Literacy International and numerous Media Receptions

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 Last Modified 9/24/14