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W. Joseph Campbell

professor of journalism, American University

W. Joseph Campbell is a tenured professor in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C. He joined the AU faculty in 1997 and has since written five books, including *Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism*. Campbell entered journalism education after more than 20 years as a newspaper and wire service journalist, a career that took him across North America and to West Africa, Europe, and Asia. His international assignments included nuclear arms negotiations in Geneva, youth unrest in Swiss urban centers, the challenge to communist rule in Poland, political upheaval across West Africa, and the consequences of the world's deadliest industrial disaster at Bhopal, India. Campbell earned his Ph.D. in mass communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997.