School of Communication & Journalism

Justin C. Blankenship

Justin C. Blankenship Assistant Professor, Journalism
105 Tichenor Hall

Office Hours

  • Tuesday 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Thursday 12:30-2 p.m.


Justin C. Blankenship is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication and Journalism at Auburn University. He teaches courses in newswriting and digital media production in the journalism program.

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.

As a researcher, Dr. Blankenship is interested in the evolving nature of journalism from a technological and economic perspective, journalism education, and the role of media in politics. His work has been published in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Journalism Practice, and the Asian Journal of Information and Communication.

Dr. Blankenship is excited to be back in Alabama after earning his bachelor’s degree in Radio/TV/Film production from the University of South Alabama and his master’s degree in journalism from the University of Alabama. He 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.


  • 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 17, 2019