Pantalone, John

John Pantalone

Associate Professor of Journalism/Department Chair

Associate Professor/ Faculty & Staff/ Journalism/ Program Chair

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John Pantalone became chair of the Journalism Department in 2011 after having taught at URI for 11 years. Prior to starting his teaching career, he worked for more than two decades in community news media including a long stint as the founding editor of Newport This Week and a shorter stay as editor of Newport Life magazine. During that time he also served as a regional editor for Art New England magazine and often wrote about the arts for local and regional publications.

As a Lecturer and now as Assistant Professor he has taught news writing and reporting, feature article writing, ethics of journalism, media criticism and introduction to mass media. His research has ranged from ethics issues and enforcement to news coverage of war, and currently he is examining aspects of community media as they change in response to new media and new sources of news.