Journalism Department's Carolyn Nielsen publishes in Communication Teacher

Professor of Journalism Carolyn Nielsen and Dr. Arwa Kooli of l'Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l'Information in Manouba, Tunisia published their article, "Not 'just the facts': Challenging assumptions in cross-national data journalism," in Communication Teacher on May 27, 2022. 

The article provides an international framework for journalism students developing cultural competencies in data reporting. It seeks to help journalism educators and students avoid producing "parachute journalism" in which reporters foreground their cultural biases in their work. The authors developed the module while working together in Tunisia with WWU and IPSI students.

The article is one of several studies published and in progress thanks to WWU Professor of Journalism Brian J. Bowe's 2018 U.S. Department of State Linkage Grant, "Building a Free and Responsible Press for the Future of Democracy."