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Richard F. Hanley

Associate Professor of Journalism

BA, University of New Haven; MA, Wesleyan University

School of Communications


JRN 580

Investigative Reporting - Spring 2018

JRN 495

Advanced Reporting - Spring 2018

JRN 450

Senior Seminar - Spring 2018

JRN 575

Critical Issues in Journalism - Spring 2018



Phone Number

(203) 582-8439

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Office Location

Center for Comm.&Engineer #256


Rich Hanley (B.A., 1978, University of New Haven; M.A., 1993, Wesleyan University) joined the Quinnipiac University School of Communications faculty in 2001 after a 23-year career as a journalist, including a stint at Time magazine. He is presently an associate professor of Journalism. In addition to his faculty role, Hanley, has served as director of the graduate Interactive Communications (now Interactive Media) and graduate Journalism programs. He is the founding faculty director of the graduate program in Sports Journalism. Hanley is a frequent contributor of opinion pieces in national and global media and is widely sought for his comments on the news media, the internet and popular culture, appearing on national news programs on MSNBC and Fox News, including the O'Reilly Factor. He served for six years as a panelist on the weekly WNPR political discussion program titled Politics, Burgers & Beer. Hanley also is a frequent guest on national panel discussions, appearing in 2009 on C-Span as part of coverage of his National Press Club presentation on Journalism and Social Media. He also has served as an official contest entry screener for the Online News Association's annual awards. He has been a judge for the National Association of Opinion Page Editors annual contest, among others. He is a seven-time Emmy nominee for his television documentaries, including national PBS works such as The 1964 World's Fair and Dreams Go By, a film about the 1965 Little League World Series that earned Hanley an AP award. Among the graduate and undergraduate courses Hanley teaches are The Practice of Journalism, Advanced Reporting, Writing for Magazines, and the Story of Football. Alumni from the Graduate Journalism program previously directed by Hanley are pursuing professional careers with news media organizations throughout the world, including the Associated Press, the Express-Tribune in Pakistan, ESPN, Fox News, the Hartford Courant, The New Haven Register and at television stations in New York and Philadelphia, among others.

Significant Administrative Duties

2008-Present: Chair, University Athletics Council; 2003-Present: Graduate Journalism Program Director, School of Communications; 2003-Present: Chair, Graduate Committee, School of Communications; 2003-2009: Graduate Program Director, School of Communications;

Courses Taught

Graduate Courses: JRN 601 - Master's Project; JRN 602 - Master's Thesis; JRN 502 - Introduction to the Practice of Journalism; JRN 538 - Reporting for the Web; JRN 552 - Media Law; JRN 570 - Writing for Magazines; ICM 506 - Writing for Interactive Media; Undergraduate Courses: JRN 495 - Advanced Print Reporting; JRN 305 - Reporting for the Web;