Jim Foust, Ph.D.


Position: Professor & Chair, Journalism and Public Relations
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 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

Courses Taught:

Journalism Law and Ethics
Multimedia Reporting
Online Journalism
Visual Editing

Select Representative Works:

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

Foust, J.C. (2017). The paternalistic eye: Senator Edwin Johnson and the U.S. television freeze. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television. https://doi.org/10.1080/01439685.2017.1357254