Western Kentucky University

School of Journalism & Broadcasting Staff - Pam Johnson, Ph.D.

Pam Johnson, Ph.D.

Pam Johnson, Ph.D.


Office:  MMTH 124
Phone:  (270) 745-5836
Email:  pam.johnson@wku.edu


News Reporting and Writing
Electronic Technologies
Gender Issues and the Media
Media Management


  • 2010-Present WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Faculty
  • 2003-2010 WKU Center for 21st Century Media, Director
  • 2003-2010 WKU School of Journalism & Broadcasting, Director
  • 2002-2003 Kansas State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, R.M. Seaton Chair

Highlights of Experience

  • Teaching – University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin; Norfolk State University, Norfolk, VA
  • Newspapers-Chicago Tribune, Reporter; Ithaca (NY) Journal, President/Publisher
  • Television: CBS Affiliate, Reporter; Wisconsin Public TV, Anchor, Madison, WI
  • Radio: WISM, News Reporter; WHA News Reporter, Madison, Wisconsin


  • Ph.D. Joint Ph.D. in Mass Communications and Educational Psychology
  • M.A. Major: Journalism, Minor: Educational Administration
  • B.S. Major: Journalism, Minor: Secondary Education


Professional Activities/Awards

  • Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, Elected VP
  • Fleischaker-Greene Scholars – Founder and Developer
  • First Amendment First – Founded and Implemented the First Amendment Forum
  • Pulitzer Prize Award Alumni Wall – Proposed Wall and Planned Unveiling
  • Turner Professorship in Multimedia – Proposed and Hired Professor
  • Dow Jones News Fund, Multimedia Residency Program, Director
  • Dow Jones News Fund, Multimedia Workshop for Faculty at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Director
  • Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan; Curriculum Development
  • Pulitzer Prize Juror, Three Years
  • Distinguished Alumni Award, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Hearst Journalism Awards, Steering Committee
  • AEJMC Lifetime Achievement Award
  • World Journalism Education Council-Participant in first meeting in Singapore
  • White House Briefing on Drugs; Recognition of Laubach Literacy International and numerous Media Receptions
 Last Modified 7/23/13