Knight Chair of Public Affairs Journalism: A Leader in National Security Journalism
By DAVID OTTALINI | Published: OCTOBER 16, 2013
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Philip Merrill College of Journalism is seeking a distinguished journalist to become the third Knight Chair of Public Affairs Journalism. It is a tenured, full-professor position. The Knight Chair was previously held by the late Haynes Johnson, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author, and journalist Hodding Carter III.
“National security dominates the news. Washington is the epicenter. Maryland’s forward-looking vision will make it possible for a new generation of journalists to understand what may be the most difficult issue to report on in the digital age,” said Eric Newton, senior adviser to the president at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The new Knight Chair will have a background in reporting on national security and cybersecurity issues related to transparency, privacy and the First Amendment, as they affect both domestic and global affairs. The college is particularly interested in journalists with expertise in investigative reporting and data-driven journalism, as well as experience in multi-platform digital media.
“We believe the Knight Chair will be a signature player in helping the profession and journalism education define the future of national security journalism,” said Merrill College Dean Lucy Dalglish. We are looking for the best of the best – a distinguished journalist we can build an entire program around. Global security, physical and cybersecurity and defense are part of our blood here at Maryland. The Knight Chair will be our key faculty expert in those fields, working collaboratively across campus, creating opportunities for training, networking and conferences here and abroad.”
A master’s degree or Ph.D. and prior teaching experience would be a plus for this position but are not required.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
More information about the Knight Chair and the application process can be found on the University of Maryland’s ejobs site.
2013-10-16 17:47:54 UTC