Jim Foust, Ph.D.


Position: Professor & Chair, Journalism and Public Relations
Phone: 419-372-2077 Fax: 419-372-0202
Email: jfoust@bgsu.edu
Address: 320 Kuhlin Center


Dr. Foust’s teaching areas include broadcast journalism, journalism law and ethics, online journalism and media historiography. He has worked as a news videographer and editor at WYTV-TV in Youngstown, Ohio, where he also produced special projects. His background also includes video production and multimedia design. His research interests include electronic media history, technology of mass communication and communication law. He has written two books, Big Voices of the Air: The Battle Over Clear Channel Radio and Online Journalism: Principles and Practices of News for the Web, and is co-author of a video production textbook. His hobbies include computers and working on cars.


Ph.D., Mass Communication, Ohio University
M.S., Journalism, Ohio University
B.A., Speech, Youngstown State University


JOUR 4500: Journalism Law and Ethics
JOUR 2550: Multimedia Reporting
JOUR 3550: Online Journalism
JOUR 3150: Visual Editing