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Karin Schwanbeck

Associate Professor of Journalism

BA, Indiana University Bloomington; MS, Northwestern University; MS, Wesleyan University

School of Communications


JRN 311

Reporting for Television II - Spring 2018

JRN 590

Newsroom Clinical (SPS 490) - Spring 2018

JRN 263

Broadcast News Writing - Spring 2018

JRN 524

TV Reporting - Spring 2018

COM 140

Storytelling - Spring 2018



Phone Number


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Office Location

Center for Comm.&Engineer #262


Karin Schwanbeck is an associate professor of journalism in the School of Communications. She and her husband, Bill, produce documentaries that reflect on current challenges facing broadcast journalism, receiving a New England Emmy nomination, a national Broadcast Education Association Award of Excellence and a first place award in the 2016 BEA Super-Regional Conference Faculty Documentary competition. Schwanbeck has also published articles for BEA's Feedback journal and News Photographer and Quill magazines. She became a board member of the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government in 2009. She received the Connecticut Council on Freedom of Information Champion of Open Government award in 2017. She received the Morris Berman Teaching Award in 2001 by the National Press Photographers Association. She was a television reporter for 12 years prior to her teaching career.

Website created to house two documentaries that promote the public service mission of journalism.

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