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Carolyn Kitch ProfessorSchool of Media and CommunicationJournalism
Work Room 345 Annenberg Hall
Work Phone: 215-204-5077

Office Hours:
Fall Semester 2013
Tues 2:30-4:30, Wed 10-12


Temple UniversityMass Media and CommunicationsPhD
Penn State UniversityAmerican StudiesMA
Boston UniversityJournalismBS

Biographical Information

I teach or have taught courses in my home Department of Journalism (History of Journalism, Magazine Editing and Design, Intro to Magazines, Gender and American Mass Media, Critical Perspectives on Journalism) as well as the SCT doctoral program in Mass Media and Communication (Media and Social Memory, Critical Analysis of Mass Media, and Qualitative Research Methods), and I’ ve served as the Faculty Director for SCT’s programs in London and Dublin. My research focuses on journalism history, media and public memory, gender and media, and magazines. I have authored or co-authored four books and many journal articles on these subjects, and they are listed below. For 11 years, I was a magazine editor and writer in New York City. I held staff positions at McCall’s and Good Housekeeping, where I was a senior acquisitions editor. I also wrote for both of these magazines and did freelance writing for Reader’s Digest, Health, American Health, Venture, and New Jersey Monthly.



Pennsylvania in Public Memory: Reclaiming the Industrial Past (Penn State University Press, 2012).

Journalism in a Culture of Grief, co-authored with Janice Hume (Routledge, 2008).

Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines (University of North Carolina Press, 2005).

The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media (University of North Carolina Press, 2001).

More than 30 articles published in scholarly journals including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism & Mass Communication Monographs, Journalism: Theory, Culture, and Practice, Journalism Studies, American Journalism, Journalism History, Memory Studies, Critical Studies in Media Communication, the Journal of Popular Culture, the Journal of Magazines and New Media Research, Popular Communication, and Pennsylvania History.

Teaching Awards:

Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Senior Faculty Member06/04Temple University School of Communications and Theater
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching04/05Temple University

Research & Creative Awards:

School of Communications and Theater Award for Faculty Research2011school awardSchool of Communications and Theater
Choice Award, Outstanding Academic Title2002for book, The Girl on the Magazine CoverChoice magazine
Hillier Kreighbaum Under-40 Award2000national award for research, teaching, and serviceAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Choice Award, Outstanding Academic Title2006for book, Pages from the PastChoice magazine
Maurine Beasley Award for Research on Women’s Journalism History1999research paperAmerican Journalism Historians Association
James W. Carey Media Research Award2007for book, Pages from the PastCarl Couch Center for Social and Internet Research
James E. Murphy Memorial Award for Best Faculty Research2006research paperAEJMC Cultural and Critical Studies Division
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