David O. Loomis, Ph.D.
421 Davis Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705-1087
David O. Loomis is an assistant journalism professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he was a Park Fellow, and an undergraduate degree from George Washington University. He's active in the community-journalism and civic-journalism interest groups at AEJMC and has authored several papers on civic journalism and the role of small-town dailies. He has held editing positions at The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C., the Washington Daily News, The Virginian-Pilot & Ledger Star, the Times-Dispatch of Richmond, Va., and with Congressional Quarterly / Doloomis@iup.edu
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Park Fellow, doctoral program, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Ph.D., July 2002.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Master of Arts, May 1997.
George Washington University, Washington, D.C., School of Journalism, Bachelor of Arts, September 1973.
Project Pericles grant, co-funded by Eugene Lang Foundation and Elon University, awarded October 2002 for first-ever civic-journalism course taught at Elon University, in partnership with the Burlington Times-News. Spring 2003 semester.
Recent professional service
Judge, conference papers submitted to the Community Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Spring 2007.
Judge, conference papers for Civic Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Fall-2005-present
Secretary, Civic Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Fall-2005-Spring 2006.
Co-Chair, Research Committee, Civic Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Fall-2004-Summer 2005.
Relevant scholarly research and presentations
David Loomis, Ph.D., Jennifer Easton. “Apathy: 1. Civic engagement: 0: A Case Study of Civic Journalism on Campus,” a research paper submitted to the Civic Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Education, spring 2007, for presentation at national convention in Washington, D.C., August 2007. Pending.
David Loomis, Ph.D., Thomas Short, Ph.D., Patricia Heilman, Ph.D. “Women, the press and college-student attitudes during the past decade,” ,” a research paper submitted to the Commission on Women, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Education, spring 2007, for presentation at national convention in Washington, D.C., August 2007. Pending.
"Civic Journalism," The Encyclopedia of Community, Berkshire Publishing Group/Sage, 2003.
"A Tale of Two Cities: Do Small-Town Dailies Practice Public Journalism Without Knowing It?" Asia-Pacific Media Educator, Issue No. 9, July-December 2000, pp. 130-145.
“Opinion Without Polls: Finding a Link Between Corporate Culture and Public Journalism,” International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Vol. 12, No. 3, Summer 2000, with Prof. Philip Meyer, pp. 276-284. (http://ijpor.oupjournals.org/cgi/reprint/12/3/276.pdf)
“’Grid’ Lock: A preliminary case study of a management initiative at the Winston-Salem Journal,” International Newspaper Marketing Association, http://www.inma.org (online publication 1999).
“Public Journalism and Its Several Publics: Disconnected,” in Beyle, Thad L., State and Local Politics (1999-2000 edition). Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press.
The News & Observer, Raleigh, N.C. Night Metro Editor, September 1996-October 1997.
The Daily News, Washington, N.C. News Editor, May 1994-June 1995.
The Virginian-Pilot & Ledger-Star, Nags Head, N.C. North Carolina Editor, November 1988-April 1994.
The Virginian-Pilot & Ledger-Star, Norfolk, VA Associate Editor/Editorial Page, February 1984-November 1988.
The Evening Star, Winchester, VA Editorial Page Editor, 1978-1984.
The Times-Dispatch, Richmond, VA Editorial Writer, 1977-1978.
Congressional Quarterly, Washington, DC Researcher/Writer, 1972-1977.
Northern Virginia Sun, Arlington, VA Copy Boy, 1971-1972.