Jim Foust, Ph.D.


  • Position: Professor
  • Phone: 419-372-2077
  • Email: jfoust@bgsu.edu
  • Address: 320 Kuhlin Center


Dr. Foust’s teaching areas include broadcast journalism, journalism law and ethics, online journalism and media history. He has worked in television news and corporate production as videographer and editor. 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 listening to music and working on computers and cars.


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

Courses Taught:

Journalism Law and Ethics
Journalism History
Multimedia Reporting
Online Journalism
Visual Editing

Select Representative Works:

Foust, J.C. and Bradshaw, K.A. (2020). Pushing Boundaries: How Coding is (and isn’t) Taught in Accredited Journalism Programs. Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 75(3):335-347. doi:10.1177/1077695820912953

Foust, J. C. “We Need This Television Just Like Any Other American Citizen”: The Battle Over Western TV Boosters, 1952–1961. American Journalism 35:1 (2018): 27-49.

Foust, J.C., Fink, E., & Gross, L.S. (2018). Video Production: Disciplines and Techniques, (12th ed.). New York: Routledge.

Foust, J.C. (2018). The paternalistic eye: Senator Edwin Johnson and the U.S. television freeze. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, 38(3): 584-602. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2017.1357254

Updated: 08/27/2022 04:59PM