Deborah L. Dwyer, ABD

Doctoral candidate and Roy H. Park Fellow (2016-2020)
Hussman School of Journalism and Media
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Degree anticipated May 2022

2020-2021 Residential Fellow
Reynolds Journalism Institute
The University of Missouri

More than 25 years in an array of communication industries ranging from junior news reporter to director of marketing have given me a unique perspective from which to approach my academic research, teaching, mentorship, and industry engagement.

In 2016, I took the plunge to obtain my Ph.D. and pursue a second career in the academy. My research interests lie at the intersection of journalism practices, ethical decision-making, technology, and law/policy, with a broader focus on journalism’s role in American democracy. I am currently working on a large initiative to help U.S. news editors address the rising phenomenon of “unpublishing.” Learn more about my project to bridge academic research and news industry practice.