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JOHN A. HATCHER
Associate Professor
Journalism
University of Minnesota Duluth

Humanities 420
1201 Ordean Court
University of Minnesota Duluth
Duluth, Minnesota 55812
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RESEARCH INTERESTS

EDUCATION

Ph.D.           
Mass Communication
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
December 2006
Dissertation: The media and their state: Testing concertation in news media and their messages in a comparative analysis of 36 democracies.
Co-advisers: Dr. Sung-Un Yang and Dr. Pamela J. Shoemaker

M.A.
Media Studies
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
May 2003
Thesis: Small papers, big stories: How community journalists won the Pulitzer Prize

B.A.
Journalism
Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.
May 1992         
  
TEACHING and RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Associate Professor
University of Minnesota Duluth
Spring 2007 to current                                                            

Research Assistant
Mitchell Orenstein, Center for European Studies, Syracuse University            
Conducted data analysis of government stability multi-country study.
Summer 2007

Adjunct Professor
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University           
Adjunct professor in Newspaper Department
Spring 2004 to Fall 2006

Adjunct Professor
SUNY Oswego – State University of New York at Oswego                          
Spring 2003

Guest Lecturer
American Press Institute, Poynter Institute for Media Studies, Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media     
March 2000 to 2003

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

News organization consultant, trainer
Self-employed                                   
Summer 2004-present

Director of Educational Programs – Center for Community Journalism
State University of New York at Oswego                          
March 2000-Spring 2003

City Editor and columnist – Daily Messenger, Messenger Post Newspapers
Canandaigua, N.Y.                                               
1992-2003

United States Navy                                               
1984-1988

JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Hatcher, J., & Haavik, E. (2014). “We Write with Our Hearts” How community identity shapes Norwegian community journalists' news values. Journalism Practice, 8(2), 149-163.

Hatcher, J.A. (2013). Journalism in a complicated place: The role of community journalism in South Africa. Community Journalism, 2(1), 49-67.

Hatcher, J.A. & Reader, B. (2012). Foreward: New terrain for research in community journalism. Community Journalism, 1(1), 1-10.

Hatcher, J.A. (2010). Unnamed and anonymous sources: Did they shape the debate over invading Iraq? Global Media Journal, 10(17).

Hatcher, J.A. (2009). The Urban News Project: Examining the impact of community-focused reporting on student perceptions of journalism and community. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 64(3), 306-318.

Hatcher, J.A. (2009). The routine at The Daily Routine: Exploring the influence of the individual in an age of media transformation. Journal of Media Sociology, 1(1/2), 41-59.

Hatcher, J.A. (2008). News media and their state: A comparative analysis of press systems in 36 democracies. Journal of Global Mass Communication, 1(3/4), 142-165.

Hatcher, J.A. (2007). Were those the days? Revisiting the Pulitzer-winning efforts of community newspapers in the 1970s. American Journalism, 24(1), 89-118.

Hatcher, J.A. (2005). Small papers, big stories: A case study comparison of community newspapers that have won the Pulitzer Prize. Grassroots Editor, 6 (1), 1-10.

Hatcher, J.A. (2001). The price of bad journalism: Mistakes are being met with severe consequences in the courts and by the public. Should community journalists be wary? Grassroots Editor, 42(4), 6-7.

BOOK and CHAPTERS

Hatcher, J.A. (in press; expected 2015). Is community orientation a resistance to global news routines?  A comparative analysis of gatekeeping routines in South Africa and Norway. In Vos, T.P. & Heinderyckx, F. (Eds.) Gatekeeping in Transition. New York: Routledge Press.

Hatcher, J., & Haavik, E. (2015). “We Write with Our Hearts” How community identity shapes Norwegian community journalists' news values. In Robinson, S. (Ed.) Community Journalism Midst Media Revolution. New York: Routeledge.

Hatcher, J.A. (2014). Small papers, big stories: Pulitzer Prize-winning work in the community press. In Cruz, K. & Thomason, T. (Eds.). You Might Want to Carry a Gun: Community newspapers expose big problems in small towns. Fort Worth, Texas: TCU Press.

Hatcher, J.A. (2012). Journalism from the perspective of “We”: How group membership shapes the voice of community media. In St. John, B. & Johnson, K. (Eds.) News With a View: Essays on the Eclipse of Objectivity in Modern Journalism. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland.

Reader, B. & Hatcher, J.A. (2012). Foundations of Community Journalism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hatcher, J.A. (2012). Community Journalism as an international phenomenon. In Reader, B. & Hatcher, J.A. (Eds.). Foundations of Community Journalism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hatcher, J.A. (2012).  A view from outside: What other social science disciplines can teach us about community journalism. In Reader, B. & Hatcher, J.A. (Eds.). Foundations of Community Journalism. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

REFEREED CONFERENCE PAPERS

Hatcher, J.A. (2013). 'The day Eunice Kennedy Shriver Came to the Iron Range' (…and rode a snowmobile). Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, History Division, August, 2013, Washington, D.C.

Hatcher, J.A. (2012). “Letters from home”: Intimacy in the Norwegian community press. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Community Journalism Interest Group, August, 2012, Chicago, Ill.

Hatcher, J.A., Currin-Percival, M. & Groves, K. (2012). Mediating online discourse: Does the structural pluralism model predict differences in journalists’ perceptions of online comments? Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of Southwest Political Science Association, April 4-7, in San Diego, Calif.

Hatcher, J.A. (2011). Journalism from the perspective of “we”: How group membership shapes the role of the community journalist. Panel presentation for Community Journalism Interest Group. Presented August 2011 at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Community Journalism Interest Group, St. Louis, Mo.

Hatcher, J.A. (2010). Journalism in a complicated place: The role of community journalism in South Africa. Presented August 2010 at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, International Communications Division, Denver.

Hatcher, J.A. (2008). How unnamed and anonymous sources shaped the debate over invading Iraq: A content analysis of news in 22 newspapers from 11 countries. Presented August 2008 at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Newspaper Division), Chicago.

Hatcher, J.A. (2008). The urban news project: Examining the impact of community-based reporting on student perceptions of journalism and community. Presented August 2008 at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Scholastic Journalism Division), Chicago.

Hatcher, J.A. (2008). A view from outside: What other social science disciplines can teach us about community journalism. Presented May 2008 at the International Communication Association annual convention, Montreal.

Hatcher, J.A. (2007). News media and their state: A comparative analysis of media systems in 36 democracies. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, August, Washington, D.C.

Hatcher, J.A. (2007). War of words: How 22 newspapers in 11 countries framed the buildup to the Iraq War. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, August, Washington, D.C.

Shear, J. & Hatcher, J.A. (2006). Surfing a global wave: Internet news use and cultural boundaries. International Communication Association convention, June, Dresden, Germany.

Hatcher, J.A. (2005). Assimilation or identification? Exploring the role of the ethnic press. International Communication Association, May, New York City.

Hatcher, J.A. (2005). A French aristocrat and a Feminist visit the Bronx: A normative theory of two community newspapers as public spaces in Young’s image of the city. International Communication Association, May, New York City.

Hatcher, J.A. (2004). Small papers, big stories: A case study comparison of community newspapers that have won the Pulitzer Prize. 10th annual Newspapers and Community-Building Symposium co-sponsored by the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media at Kansas State University and the National Newspaper Association, September, Denver, Colo.

Hatcher, J.A. (2004). Ordinary people and the weekly newspaper: The influence of community diversity on source diversity. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, August, Toronto, Canada.

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Hatcher, J.A. (2013, August). Taking the long way home from ISWNE conference. Community Journalism Interest Group blog. Retrieved August 27, 2013, from http://comjig.blogspot.com/2013/07/taking-long-way-home-from-iswne.html.

Hatcher, J.A. (2009, November 12). Let's end anonymous comments. Poynter Online. Retrieved November 12, 2009, from http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=173048. (Version of article also published in the Duluth News Tribune.)

Hatcher, J.A. (2009, March 10). Students use twitter to report on disabled-parking spots. Poynter Online. Retrieved March 10, 2009, from http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=159830.

Hatcher, J.A. (2008, August 4). Note to father: This is hard. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved Aug. 4, 2007, from http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2008/08/2008080401c.htm.

Hatcher, J.A. (2007, April 21). UMD students say empathy should guide news decisions. Duluth News Tribune, p. A7.

Hatcher, J.A. (2007, March 8). Writing with my boots on. Chronicle of Higher Education. Retrieved March 8, 2007, from http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2007/03/2007030801c/careers.html.

Hatcher, J.A. (2006). Sale of Messenger: A tall tree falls. The Daily Messenger, Dec. 4, 2006.

Davis, S. & Hatcher, J.A. (2006). Reporting out of the comfort zone: Setting college students loose in a low-income neighborhood doesn’t quite inspire the enthusiasm Syracuse professors hoped it would. American Journalism Review, 27 (6), p. 64.

Hatcher, J.A. (2004). Community journalism: Nowhere to hide. Poynter.org, Retrieved from http://www.poynter.org/content/content_view.asp?id=61526, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Hatcher, J.A. (2003) Passion for the minor leagues: Nurturing devotion in an increasingly corporate community press. Columbia Journalism Review, XLII (1), p. 66.

Hatcher, J.A. (2002). The best tip I ever got was… Poynter.org, Retrieved from http://poynteronline.org/content/content_view.asp?id=9641, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Hatcher, J.A. (2001). Community journalism: Dedicated to a small place. Poynter.org, Retrieved from http://legacy.poynter.org/centerpiece/072501.htm, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies.

Hatcher, J.A. (2000-2003). Coaching corner. This monthly column on reporting and writing was published from 2000 to 2003 for the Center for Community Journalism. The articles also regularly appeared in Publisher’s Auxiliary, a publication of the National Newspaper Association and in newsletters of press associations in New York, Minnesota, Arizona, New Mexico, New England and the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Hatcher, J.A. (2014). After the trauma: The challenges of covering traumatic events on and off the job. Moderator of panel discussion for Minnesota Journalism Center, Duluth, Minn., September 20.

Hatcher, J.A. (2014). Skills for new reporters 2014. Workshop for the Minnesota Newspaper Association, St. Cloud, Minn, July 18.

Hatcher, J.A. (2014). Local journalism: Maintaining independence and building credibility. Workshop presented for the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy, Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce, Poland, July 2.

Hatcher, J.A. (2014). Advocate or activist? How the Range Center came to Chisholm, Minnesota. Research presentation at the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors, Durango, Colorado, June 26.

Hatcher, J.A. (2013). 101 Story ideas. Workshop presented at the 2013 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention, Minneapolis, January 2013.

Hatcher, J.A. (2011). Managing online comments. Panel presentation at the 2010 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention, Minneapolis, January 2011.

Hatcher, J.A., Van Zyl, A. & Khumalo, Z. (2010). “Ubuntu,” I am because you are. Challenges of being a small independent publisher in South Africa. Presented at the 2010 Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention, Minneapolis.

Hatcher, J.A. (2005). Are we eating our young? Presented at the New York Press Association 2005 Spring Convention in Albany, N.Y., April 9.

Hatcher, J.A. (2005). Coverage of local government. Presented at the New York Press Association 2005 Spring Convention in Albany, N.Y., April 9.

Hatcher, J.A. (2002). Helping writers find their focus. Presented at the American Press Institute, Management of the Weekly Newspaper, Fall 2002 to a national group of newspaper editors and publishers, Reston, VA.

Hatcher, J.A. (2002). Tips on finding your focus. Presented at the Independent Press Association-New York Member Conference, September, in New York City to editors and reporters from ethnic and foreign-language newspapers.

Hatcher, J.A. (2001). Defining excellence in community newspapers. Presented at Management of the Weekly Newspapers conference at the American Press Institute, Reston, VA. Oct. 16.

Hatcher, J.A. (2001). Dedicated to a small place. Presented at the Poynter Institute’s Points South Summer Fellowship for College Students, St. Petersburg, FL, July.

Hatcher, J.A. (2001). I wish I’d thought of that: Finding great story ideas. Presented at the Newsroom Academy of the Center for Community Journalism, Hilbert College, Buffalo, N.Y., May 19.

Hatcher, J.A. (2001). Looking for a point in the pointless forest. Presented at 2001: A Community Journalist's Odyssey, hosted by the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media, Manhattan, KS, Feb. 8.

Hatcher, J.A. (2000). Finding a point in the pointless forest. Presented at the New York Press Association Spring Convention, Albany, NY, March 30.

Hatcher, J.A. (2000). Ten tips to inspire your newsroom. Presented at the New York Press Association Spring Convention, Albany, NY, March 30.

Hatcher, J.A. (2000). Digging deep: Making time for enterprise reporting. Presented at the New York Press Association Spring Convention, Albany, NY, March 30.

Hatcher, J.A. (2000). A story idea contest. Presented at the Writers’ Retreat of the Center for Community Journalism, Oswego State University, Oswego, NY, September.

Hatcher, J.A. (2000). Storytelling with impact. Presented at the Spring 2000 New York Press Association Convention, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., March 11.

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

• Associated Press 2000, Business/Finance, “Farm Auction,” honorable mention.
• New York Newspapers Publishers Association, Distinguished Column Writing Award of Excellence, 1998-1999.
• Associated Press, 1999: Depth reporting, second place, “Winning the war.”
• Associated Press, 1999: Column writing, honorable mention.
• Associated Press, 1999: Editorial Writing, second place.
• Associated Press, 1998: Depth reporting, honorable mention, “Answering the call.”
• Associated Press, 1997: Editorial writing, third place, “Oops. Problems at Kershaw Park.”
• Associated Press, 1996: Feature writing, honorable mention, “Remembering Roseland.”
• Associated Press, 1996: Business reporting, first place, “Sweet deal for hotel developer?”
• Associated Press, 1996: Depth reporting, third place, 1996, “The Welfare Puzzle.”
• Associated Press, 1996: Continuing coverage, third place, 1996, “The Lakefront Plan.”
• Associated Press, 1995: Depth reporting, honorable mention, “The Orphanage Debate.”
• Associated Press, 1994: Continuing reporting, honorable mention, union telemarketing tactics.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS and LEADERSHIP

GRANTS AND AWARDS*

* List is limited to awards greater than $1,000.