Bill Reader is an Associate Professor at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. Before teaching at the Scripps School, he was a Lecturer at UW-Madison in the Department of Journalism & Mass Communication. He holds a master's in media studies from Penn State.
He spent most of the 1990s working at local newspapers in Pennsylvania. During this time he held a variety of positions including reporter, editor, and photographer. Since then he's been in academia.
He's research centers on community journalism, opinion, ethics in journalism. He is the co-author of the second edition of Moral Reasoning for Journalists with Steven Knowlton. He contributed three chapters to and served as the co-editor of Foundations of Community Journalism. His articles have been published in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, and Journal of Mass Media Ethics.
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