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Meet new PhD student Pamela Walck

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

A native of Allentown, Pa., Pamela E. Walck graduated from Liberty University in 1995 with a degree in journalism. She spent 15 years working in newsrooms – three years in Pennsylvania and 12 in Savannah, Ga., where she enjoyed some of her most rewarding years as a journalist covering the military and the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division for the Savannah Morning News.

In 2010, Walck decided to leave the newspaper trenches and return to the classroom. She moved to Pittsburgh to attend Point Park University, where she received her master’s degree in journalism and mass communication. As a student she worked as a graduate assistant, advised the campus newspaper, and wrote freelance stories for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Walck’s current research interests include journalism history, particularly the role that the black press in America has played in integrating the armed forces, as well as society as a whole. She is also interested in the women of the black press and the roles they have played compared with their white counterparts.

In her spare time, Walck enjoys taking her dog, Kaiyo, for walks (especially when lakes or the ocean are involved), spending time with family, running, traveling abroad, taking pictures and camping with her best friend and family at Lake Pymatuning.

(Written by MS student Jennifer Doyle)

posted in: Walck PhD
September 11, 2012

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