Associate Director of Journalism
Communication & Journalism
105 Tichenor Hall
Tuesday 1:45 - 3:15 p.m.
Thursday 11:00 - 12:30 p.m.
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, University of Alabama
BA, University of South Alabama
Justin C. Blankenship is an associate professor in the School of Communication & Journalism at Auburn University. He teaches courses in news writing, broadcast/digital news, media ethics, and quantitative research methods.
As a researcher, 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, 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.
Blankenship was also a Roy H. Park Doctoral Fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he earned his PhD 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.
evolving nature of journalism from a technological and economic perspective; trust and credibility in news; journalism education