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  • Hans Meyer, Assistant Professor

Biography

Meyer received his Ph.D. in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2009, a Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Missouri in 2006 and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Brigham Young University. He worked as general manager of The Desert Dispatch in Barstow, Calif., overseeing employees and operation of the 6,000-circulation daily newspaper, where he refocused the newspaper’s coverage on local news. He was editor of The Hesperia Star (Calif.), where he created a 15,000-circulation weekly newspaper from the ground up, including layout design, editorial content, and day-to-day business operations.

At The Spectrum in St. George, Utah, he served as city editor, coordinating daily news coverage for the 25,000-circulation newspaper, including assignment of stories, beats and photographs.

His paper, "Citizen Journalism: A Case Study" (2007) was published in Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Media (Routledge: London). He was also the lead author of a chapter on online community news in Foundations of Community Journalism.

His blog can be found here.

He is currently running a survey of online and Web editors at newspapers. If you’d like to participate, please click here.