Carolyn Kitch

Carolyn Kitch


Journalism and M&C

Annenberg Hall, Room 345
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122


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 SMC’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.


Degree Field School
PhD Mass Media and Communications Temple University
MA American Studies Pennsylvania State University
BS Journalism Boston University


Type Title Co-Authors Publisher Location Year Misc.
Book Pennsylvania in Public Memory: Reclaiming the Industrial Past Penn State University Press 2012
Book Journalism in a Culture of Grief Janice Hume Routledge 2008
Book Pages from the Past: History and Memory in American Magazines University of North Carolina Press 2005
Book The Girl on the Magazine Cover: The Origins of Visual Stereotypes in American Mass Media University of North Carolina Press 2001
Journal Articles 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


Title Type of Award Date
Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Senior Faculty Member Teaching 2005
Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching Teaching 2004
School of Communications and Theater Award for Faculty Research Research 2011
James W. Carey Media Research Award Research 2007
James E. Murphy Memorial Award for Best Faculty Research Research 2006
Hillier Kreighbaum Under-40 Award Research 2000
Maurine Beasley Award for Research on Women’s Journalism History Research 1999
Choice Award, Outstanding Academic Title Creative 2006
Choice Award, Outstanding Academic Title Creative 2002