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Lisa M Paulin

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Associate Professor & Assessment Coordinator
(919) 530-7207
229 Farrison-Newton Communications Building


Associate professor of Mass Communication. I regularly teach Mass Communication Theory & Research, Introduction to Reporting & Writing for the News Media, Advanced Reporting, and Public Issues Reporting, and Mass Media & Society. I am the academic adviser to about 20 students.

I also serve as the Assessment Coordinator for the Department of Mass Communication.


Dr. Lisa Paulin is an associate professor in the Department of Mass Communication.
She joined the NCCU faculty in 2006 while completing her Ph.D. in mass
communication at The University of North Carolina ? Chapel Hill.

A dedicated lifelong learner, she earned her bachelor?s degree in political science
and French and a master?s degree in applied linguistics, both at Indiana University,
Bloomington. She taught English as a foreign language in Mexico City from 1993 to

Paulin teaches Mass Communication Theory & Research, Reporting and Writing for News Media, Mass Media and Society, Advanced Reporting, and Public Issues Reporting. She is the co-adviser for the
Durham Voice, a community newspaper dedicated to giving a voice to the people of
Northeast Central Durham.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

- News and entertainment media coverage of Latinos and other marginalized groups
- Transnational use of media under globalization
- Spanish-language media production and consumption
- Newsroom practices
- Qualitative research methods
- Framing theory and Critical Discourse Analysis
- Community journalism
- The impact of convergence on newsgathering and news consumption
- Journalism education


PhD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 2007
MA Indiana University, Bloomington 1993
BA Indiana University, Bloomington 1991


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Selected Publications

1. Paulin, L. M. (2013). The impact and potential of inter-university collaboration in journalism experiential education: A case study.. Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University, 5, 31-41.
2. Paulin, L. M. (2011). Winning and losing in North Carolina – Cultural citizenship struggles and lessons for Latino newspapers. Latino Studies, 9, 198-218.
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