Christopher Harper

Christopher Harper

Professor

All Listings and Journalism

Annenberg Hall, Room 330B
2020 North 13th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Social Media

Biography

Professor Harper worked for more than 20 years in journalism at The Associated Press (Chicago), Newsweek (Chicago, Washington and Beirut), ABC News (Cairo and Rome) and 20/20. He writes a weekly column on the media for The Washington Times at washingtontimes.com/staff/christopher-harper/ He has taught at New York University, Rostov State University (Russia) and Adam Mickiewiez University (Poland).

Education

DegreeFieldSchool
MJJournalismNorthwestern University
BA, HonorsEnglish Literature/JournalismUniversity of Nebraska

Courses Taught

NumberNameLevel
JRN 3101Journalism and the LawUndergraduate
JRN 5005Communication LawGraduate
JRN 3254International ReportingUndergraduate
JRN 2101Journalism ResearchUndergraduate

Publications

TypeTitleCo-AuthorsPublisherLocationYearMisc.
BookFlyover CountryLittlefield and RowmanLansdale, MD2011
BookWhat's Next in the MediaVariousCognellaSan Diego, CA2010
TextbookNews Writing and Reporting: A Coaching MethodCarole RichThomson-WadsworthSan Francisco, CA2006
TextbookThe New Mass MediaHoughton-MifflinBoston, MA2001
BookAnd That’s The Way It Will Be: News and Information in a Digital WorldNYU PressNew York City, NY1998
TextbookJournalism 2001VariousCourseWiseBoulder, CO1998
BookWhat’s Next in Mass CommunicationVariousSt. Martin's PressNew York, NY1998

Lectures / Conferences

TitleDate
Covering Neighborhood CommunitiesJune 2012
Adapting Hyperlocal Journalism to the Middle EastOctober 2011
Journalism Street by StreetApril 2012
Media CriticismMay 2009
Neighborhood StoriesSeptember 2008

Service

NameType of ServicePositionDates Active
University Tenure and Promotion AdvisoryUniversityMember2013
Academic Initiatives for Campus Master PlanningUniversityMember2013
Research CommitteeUniversityMember2011–2012
LibraryUniversityMember2008–2009
InternationalUniversityMember2006–2009
Dean Search Advisory CommitteeCollegeMember2012–2013
Faculty CouncilCollegeChair/Member2006–2011
Department Search CommitteeDepartmentalCo-chair2013–2013
GraduateDepartmentalMember
Tenure and PromotionDepartmentalMember
Philadelphia NeighborhoodsCommunityCo-managing editor2008–2013

Awards

TitleType of AwardDate
LindbackTeaching2012
SCT Creative AwardCreative2012
SCT Service AwardService2010
Grant-in-AidResearch2008-2009
Research and Study LeaveResearch2008