School of Communication & Journalism

Justin C. Blankenship

Justin C. Blankenship Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Journalism
105 Tichenor Hall

Office Hours

  • Monday 9:30-11 a.m.
  • Wednesday 9:30-11 a.m.


Justin C. Blankenship is an assistant professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University. He teaches courses in newswriting, broadcast/digital news, media ethics, and quantitative research methods.

As a researcher, Dr. Blankenship is interested in the evolving nature of journalism from a technological and economic perspective, trust and credibility in news, and journalism education. His work has been published in Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Journalism Practice, and the Asian Journal of Information and Communication.

Before entering academia, Dr. Blankenship was an award-winning video journalist at local television stations in Alabama and Tennessee, covering a wide-variety of stories including Hurricane Katrina, the BP Oil Spill, and the 2008 Presidential election.

Dr. Blankenship was also a Roy H. Park Doctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communication. Before that, he earned his bachelor’s degree in communication from the University of South Alabama and his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama.


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. in Mass Communication, 2016
  • University of Alabama, M.A. in Journalism, 2013
  • University of South Alabama, B.A. in Communication, 2005

Last Updated: January 13, 2022