Margaret Jones PattersonProfessor of Journalism
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Journalism and Multimedia Arts
College Hall 309
Education:M.F.A., English-Writing, University of Pittsburgh, 1980
B.S.J., Journalism, Ohio University, 1967
Rooney: A Sporting Life, with Rob Ruck and Michael P. Weber, University of Nebraska Press, 2010.
Birth or Abortion? Private Struggles in a Political World, with Kate Maloy, Plenum Press, 1992 and Perseus Press, 2001.
Behind the Lines: Case Studies in Investigative Reporting, with Robert H. Russell, Columbia University Press, 1986.
Articles in Refereed Journals, Book Chapter
"Naming Names: Comparing Crime Coverage Rituals in Sweden, the Netherlands, England and North America" with Romayne Smith Fullerton. Eds. Julian Petley and Robert Picard. Media and the Boundaries of Disclosure: Media, Morals, Public Shaming and Privacy. Oxford University Press. Forthcoming.
"Procrustean Motherhood: The Good Mother during Depression (1930s), War (1940s), and Prosperity (1950s)" with Romayne Smith Fullerton at the Canadian Journal of Media Studies, 8, December 2010. http://cjms.fims.uwo.ca/issues/08-01/index.html
"Sex, Myth, and Media: Using Mythology and Fairy Tales to Teach Gender about Media" with Romayne Smith Fullerton, published papers from the 7th Annual International Conference on Arts and Humanities in Honolulu, January 2009, electronic publication.
"Is canceling a sponsor's message censorship?" (about WDUQ-FM and Planned Parenthood sponsorship), Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 23, Winter 2008, pp. 306-312. (Not refereed. Selected by the editor.)
"'Killing' the true story of First Nations: The Ethics of Constructing a Culture Apart" with Romayne Smith Fullerton, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 23, Fall 2008, pp 201-218.
"What Jayson Blair and Janet Cooke say about the Press and the Erosion of Public Trust" with Steve Urbanski, Journalism Studies, 7(6), Fall 2006, pp. 828-850.
"Murder in Our Midst: Expanding Coverage to Include Care and Responsibility" with Romayne Smith Fullerton, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 21(4), 2006, pp. 304-321.
"Box Seats: When Labor Peace Meant Prosperity for All," with Rob Ruck, New York Times, September 12, 2010
"Journalism students cover the G-20," Duquesne Magazine, February 2010.
"Seeing Old Europe Anew," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 26, 2009.
"Where the Road Rises up to Meet You: Mishaps Turn into Lucky Charms," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 22, 2001.
"Ancestral search results in deeper connection," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 22, 2001.
"Test Tube: Turn on, Tune in and Check Out when TV News Puts its Best Foot Forward During Sweeps" with Dru Ann Neil, Amy Seigfried and Tim Sirhall in Pittsburgh Magazine, September 2000.
Newswriting 1 and 2
Editing for Print
Medial Writing (graduate)
Investigative Reporting (grad/undergrad)
Freshman Honors Seminar
Feature Writing (grad/undergrad)
Sex, Myth and Media (grad/undergrad)
Literary Journalism (grad/undergrad)
Media Ethics (grad/undergrad)
International Media (grad/undergrad)
Carol Burnett Fund for Responsible Journalism award for "'Killing' the true story of First Nations: The Ethics of Constructing a Culture Apart," co-authored with Romayne Smith Fullerton, 2008 ($500).
The William H. Taft Outstanding Adviser Award, Kappa Tau Alpha, National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2008 ($500).
Invited fellow (one of six papers invited) at the Colloquium 2007: Intercultural Intersections in Media Ethics at the University of Hawaii in order to develop a paper with Romayne Smith Fullerton, "Probing the Silence of One Dead Indian" (Award of approximately to cover airfare, meals and lodging for five days).
Best Paper in Ethics and Accountability in the Public Sector (national competition), 2006. by the Johnson Institute at the University of Pittsburgh for "What Jayson Blair and Janet Cook Say about the Erosion of Public Trust".
Best Faculty Paper, Media Ethics Division, for "Murder in Our Midst: Expanding Coverage to Include Care and Responsibility" with Romayne Smith Fullerton at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention in San Antonio, August 2005.
Best Faculty Paper, Media Ethics Division, for "What Jayson Blair and Janet Cooke say about the Press and the Erosion of Public Trust" with Steve Urbanski (graduate student) at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention in Toronto, August 2004.
Creative Teaching Award, with Michael Dillon, Duquesne University, 2002.