Faculty and Staff

James Fisher
James Fisher

On and off for more than 45 years Jim Fisher has worked as a dance reviewer, publisher, reporter, photojournalist and editor. He has coached and refereed soccer, skydived, instructed SCUBA and competed in pistol shooting. He is an avid flyfisher. Enthusiastic, passionate, ardent.

RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS:
Visual communication; photojournalism and graphic management; editing; effective writing; news values and social construction; documentary studies; new media practices and new product development; mass communication history; cross-cultural journalism; media coverage of Indian and tribal affairs.

EDUCATION:
University of Utah - ABD/Ph.D. Candidate
Dissertation: Representations of Animals as Cultural Symbols in American Postwar Newspapers, approved May, 2003

University of Missouri-Columbia - M.A. Journalism, 1993, Kappa Tau Alpha
Thesis: Challenges in Cross-Cultural Journalism; the Navajo Tradition as Case Exemplar

University of New Mexico - Bachelor of University Studies, 1979