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Justin C. Blankenship

Justin C. Blankenship

Associate Professor

Associate Director of Journalism

Communication & Journalism

Justin C. Blankenship

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105 Tichenor Hall

Office Hours

Tuesday, Thursday 9-10:30 am


PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

MA, University of Alabama

BA, University of South Alabama

About Me

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.

Research Interests

evolving nature of journalism from a technological and economic perspective; trust and credibility in news; journalism education