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About Department: Faculty & Staff

Carolyn Carlson

Assistant Professor of Communication

Contact Information

Office: Social Sciences (SO 22), Room 5090
Email: ccarls10@kennesaw.edu
Phone: 678-797-2417
Fax: 770-423-6740


Profile

Carolyn S. Carlson is an Assistant Professor of Communication in the Journalism and Citizen Media concentration at KSU. She has been researching the relationship between reporters and government public relations professionals. A report on her research received widespread attention during national Sunshine Week in March 2012. She teaches the reporting and writing classes, advanced media writing, the capstone course and media law. In August 2012, she took a group of Communication students to the Republican National Convention to report on it for a campus website.

Before entering academia, Dr. Carlson worked as a political press secretary and as a longtime reporter and editor for The Associated Press. She was also a reporter for 5 years on The Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle and the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel. While at the AP, she served as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists, which is the oldest and largest professional organization serving the news media. She is a former chair of the SPJ Ethics Committee and is currently a member of the SPJ Freedom of Information Committee. She is also adviser to the SPJ chapter at Kennesaw State.

Dr. Carlson is the recipient of many awards, including SPJ’s highest honor for a member, the Wells Key, which she received in 1993, and the SPJ First Amendment Award, which she received in 1998 for founding the multi-organizational Campus Courts Task Force for its success in changing federal law to increase public access to college disciplinary records involving serious crime.



Faculty and Staff

Allison, Audrey
Alvarez, Teresa
Aust, Chuck
Aust, Philip
Azriel, Josh
Barron, Cait
Barton, Kris
Beach, Donna
Booth, Lauren
Boyer, Alan
Brooks, John
Carlson, Carolyn
Channel, Amani
Crotts, Rick
Diakite, Yvette
Duffy, Matt
Ellison, Soyia
Gainey, Barbara
Gao, May
Gibson, Chad
Gillman, Tim
Glick-Smith, Judy
Gray, Thomas
Gregory, David
Grindel, Trisha
Hammiller, Meghan
Harvill, Karla
Heflin, Kristen
Holler, Emily
Holloway, Eldridge
Howes, Pauline
Hutcheson, Peggy
Hutchins, Amber
Jackson, Alisa
Jersey, Valerie
Johnson, Sarah
Jones, Jeannine
Jordan, Jeannette
Kelly, Bert
Kim, Heeman
Kperogi, Farooq
LaLonde, Danielle
Latino, Pete
Mallory, James
Manguno, Joe
Marsh, David
Mayo, Buddy
McDonald, Jim
McNeill, Jake
Milligan, Cindy
Phillips, Jan
Pressley, Karen
Quinn, Jessica
Redmon, Jeremy
Rinker, Sue
Ryan, Erin
Schill, Ryan
Smith, Alyssa
Thomas, Joan
Toepfer, Shane
Ward, Consuela
Welborn, Kerry
Wertz, Emma
Williamson, Shannon
Witt, Len
Womack, Deanna
Wood, Vallorie