About Rob, Journalism and Marketing at LBCC
In addition to teaching LBCC's Journalism courses, I advise students who work at The Commuter (LBCommuter.com), the college's award-winning student newspaper and online news service. In addition, I teach BA223-Principles of Marketing in LBCC's Business Management program.
Winter Term 2018 I'm also teaching News Reporting and Writing (JN216) and Destination Graduation (HD120).
To learn more about Journalism and LBCC's media program, see my class blog. Feel free to stop by my office anytime beyond just office hours. If I'm not here, I'm likely at The Commuter office in Forum 222.
You don't have to be taking a Journalism class or majoring in Journalism to get involved at The Commuter. Other options include writing stories and taking photos for the Journalism Lab (JN215A) or working on the copy desk, editing, selling advertising or taking pictures as part of the Design and Production Lab (JN215B).
My background includes working for more than 20 years at the Corvallis Gazette-Times. Besides serving for nine years as managing editor, I've been a reporter, copy editor and Opinion page editor. I've written news, sports and feature stories, along with taking photos and designing news pages.
My master’s degree is in business administration from Willamette University in Salem. So, in addition to journalism and media, I have expertise in business strategy, marketing and public relations.
My initial training as a journalist was at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where I graduated with a degree in Mass Communication-Journalism and English. I went on to an internship at the Milwaukee Journal (now the Journal/Sentinel) and a Pulliam Fellowship at Arizona Newspapers, which includes the Arizona Republic.
ADVISING: Stop by anytime, including during Office Hours, and I can answer your advising questions, or we can make an appointment. Or send me an email with your question or request a time to meet. I look forward to working with you!
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