Shirley Biagi
California State University, Sacramento
Department of Communication Studies
School of Arts & Letters

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Contact Information

Name: Shirley Biagi
Title: Professor
Office: Mendocino 5003
Office Hours for Fall 1998: Mondays and Wednesdays,
1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
E-mail Address:
Web Address:
Telephone: 916.278.7894
FAX: 916.278.7816
Mailing Address:
Department of Communication Studies, CSUS
6000 J Street, Mendocino 5014
Sacramento, California 95819-6070




Shirley Biagi is the author of several communications texts, including Media/Impact: An Introduction to Mass Media; Media/Reader: Perspectives on Mass Media Industries, Effects and Issues; and Interviews That Work: A Practical Guide for Journalists. She is co-author, with Marilyn Kern-Foxworth of Texas A & M University, of Facing Difference: Race, Gender and Mass Media. She also is Editor of the national media history quarterly American Journalism, and serves as Senior Consulting Communications Editor for Pine Forge Press.

Research Projects/Interests

Shirley Biagi has served as guest faculty for the Poynter Institute, the American Press Institute, the National Writers Workshop; the California Newspaper Publishers Association; and the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association. Her international experience includes guest lecture appointments at El Ahram Press Institute in Cairo, Egypt, and Queensland University in Brisbane, Australia.

She also has been a Project Interviewer for the Washington (DC) Press Club Foundation's Women in Journalism Oral History Project, which completed 57 oral histories of female pioneers in journalism.

Professional Associations

Shirley Biagi serves on the Board of the American Journalism Historians Association and is a member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

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