Christopher Harper

Christopher Harper



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


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 has taught at New York University, Rostov State University (Russia) and Adam Mickiewiez University (Poland).


Degree Field School
MJ Journalism Northwestern University
BA, Honors English Literature/Journalism University of Nebraska

Courses Taught

Number Name Level
JRN 2101 Journalism Research Undergraduate
JRN 3101 Journalism and the Law Undergraduate
JRN 4196 Undergraduate


Type Title Co-Authors Publisher Location Year Misc.
Textbook News Writing and Reporting: A Coaching Method Carole Rich Thomson-Wadsworth San Francisco, CA 2006
Textbook The New Mass Media Houghton-Mifflin Boston, MA 2001
Book And That’s The Way It Will Be: News and Information in a Digital World NYU Press New York City, NY 1998
Textbook Journalism 2001 Various CourseWise Boulder, CO 1998
Book What’s Next in Mass Communication Various St. Martin's Press New York City, NY 1998

Lectures / Conferences

Title Date
Covering Neighborhood Communities June 2012
Adapting Hyperlocal Journalism to the Middle East October 2011
Journalism Street by Street April 2012
Media Criticism May 2009
Neighborhood Stories September 2008

Additional Projects

Title Description Dates Active
Media Mashup

Weekly column

Journalistic standards



Name Type of Service Position Dates Active
University Tenure and Promotion Advisory University Member 2013
Academic Initiatives for Campus Master Planning University Member 2013
Research Committee University Member 2011–2012
Library University Member 2008–2009
International University Member 2006–2009
Dean Search Advisory Committee College Member 2012–2013
Faculty Council College Chair/Member 2006–2011
Department Search Committee Departmental Co-chair 2013–2013
Graduate Departmental Member
Tenure and Promotion Departmental Member
Philadelphia Neighborhoods Community Co-managing editor 2008–2013


Title Type of Award Date
SCT Creative Award Creative 2012
SCT Service Award Service 2010
Grant-in-Aid Research 2008-2009
Research and Study Leave Research 2008