Meet the Team

William Schmidt
Center for Border & Global Journalism Co-Director

He is the former deputy managing editor of The New York Times, where he worked for 32 years. As a correspondent, he was based in Times bureaus in the United States and London, and also ran Newsweek bureaus in Cairo and Moscow. He teaches courses in advanced reporting and feature writing at the University of Arizona School of Journalism.
     • Email: wschmidt@email.arizona.edu

Mort Rosenblum
Center for Border & Global Journalism Co-Director

The reporter, author and educator has covered stories on seven continents since the 1960s — from war in Biafra to tango dancing by the Seine. He was editor of the International Herald Tribune; special correspondent for the Associated Press; AP bureau chief in Africa, Southeast Asia, Argentina and France; and founding editor of the quarterly Dispatches. Go to http://www.mortrosenblum.net/live/ to read Mort Rosenblum's latest reports. 
     • Email: mortr@email.arizona.edu

Celeste González de Bustamante
Affiliated Faculty

Dr. González de Bustamante teaches courses on reporting in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands and Latin America, and television news writing, reporting and production. She is an affiliated faculty member of the UA Center for Latin American Studies, conducts research on the history and development of television news and media in Latin America (mainly Mexico, the U.S-Mexico borderlands and Brazil); and violence against journalists in Mexico.
    • Email: celesteg@email.arizona.edu

Jeannine Relly
Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Relly's research focuses on global influences on news media systems, government information policy, press-state relations, democratic institutions, freedom of expression and access to information in countries that often are in conflict and political transition. She also has a line of research focused on formal and informal institutions related to the policy issue of public corruption. Dr. Relly holds a courtesy appointment with the School of Government and Public Policy and is an affiliated faculty member with the university's Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Center for Border and Global Journalism. She also is the outgoing head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She is a former research fellow of The Udall Center for Studies in Public Policy and has served on the advisory board of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Research Institute at The University of Arizona. Dr. Relly received a Fulbright-Nehru grant to conduct research for five months in India (2016-2017). Before joining the faculty, Dr. Relly worked for more than a dozen years as a journalist reporting in a number states, the Caribbean and the Mexico-U.S. borderlands. She teaches courses focused on theory and practice, news reporting and research methods.

    • Email: jrelly@email.arizona.edu

Maggy Zanger
Affiliated Faculty

Zanger's research focuses on international journalism, media, conflict and humanitarian crises; community journalism; Iraq and Kurdistan; and Kurdish media development. She spent two years as the Iraq country director for the Institute for War & Peace Reporting in Baghdad. 
    • Email: zanger@email.arizona.edu
 

Carol Schwalbe
Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Schwalbe's research focuses on the role of images in shaping ideas and public opinion during the early years of the Cold War, ethical concerns about publishing violent images and the visual framing of the Iraq War on the Internet. She teaches classes on editing, and in 2011 launched a science journalism curriculum for the School of Journalism. She also serves as the school's director of graduate studies.
     • Email: cschwalbe@email.arizona.edu

Kim Newton
Affiliated Faculty

Newton's research and teaching areas are multimedia journalism, visual journalism, photojournalism and international photojournalism. He has led multimedia Study Abroad courses in Orvieto, Italy, and served as photo editor for news agencies in Washington, D.C., and London and worked as a freelancer in Spain, Japan and other parts of the world.
     • Email: newtonk@email.arizona.edu

Debbie Cross
Program Coordinator

Cross coordinates the school's graduate studies and the Center for Border & Global Journalism. She managed Antigone Books for two decades and also did fundraising for the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She has a master's in creative writing from the UA and a bachelor's in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College in Ohio.
    • Email: debbiecross@email.arizona.edu

 
 
 
 
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