My name is Patrick Johnson and I am currently a doctoral student at the University of Iowa’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
I come from nearly a decade of teaching high school journalism and English, and a decade of being an adjunct in journalism and media studies at Marquette University (where I received both my bachelor’s and master’s degrees).
I’m most passionate about student journalism and advocating for a stronger inclusion of them into the professional ranks. I am a fierce advocate of student press rights and a champion for the voiceless. I intend to continue my participation and thought-leadership in this area throughout my entire career.
My research emerges from an interest in interrogating journalism (and media) as a moral institution. My identity as a scholar is highlighted in the video below; however, you can also view this file as a downloadable Keynote presentation. Details about my research can be found on my research page.