Brenda Witherspoon

Contact

Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Email:bspoon@iastate.edu
Office:204c Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA
50011-4010
Phone:515-294-9403

Topics of interest: daily & in-depth reporting, health-care journalism, news coverage of/across/within cultures, strength-based journalism

Office Hours: T: 1:15-2:00 p.m. Widely available by appointment. Email to set up a time.

Education: M.A., sociology with journalism emphasis (with distinction), University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1992
B.S., news/editorial journalism and sociology, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1990
B.A., mathematics, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas, 1990

Bio

Brenda Witherspoon has a background in daily journalism, including both reporting and editing. Her master's research looked at New Zealand newspapers' coverage of ethnic relations in that country, and she has an ongoing interest in how journalists depict their own and others' cultures. She is also learning more about strength-based journalism, which encompasses a variety of emerging schools of thought.