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          scraft@illinois.edu


Education

  • PhD, Stanford University (Communication) 
  • MA, University of Missouri (Journalism) 
  • BA, Washington University in St. Louis (History)

Course Specialties

  • Journalism Ethics & Diversity 
  • History of American Journalism

Background
Craft’s research, focusing on news literacy, press practices and journalism ethics, has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Communication Law & Policy, Mass Communication & Society, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, and Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. With Charles Davis, she is author of the textbook Principles of American Journalism, published by Routledge. Before earning a PhD, Craft worked as a newspaper journalist in California, Washington and Arkansas.

Research/Creative Endeavor
Craft’s recent work centers on news media literacy. With the support of a McCormick Foundation grant, she and her research team are developing a measure of news media literacy that can be used to explore relationships among news media use, literacy, skepticism, civic engagement and other variables, and as a tool for curriculum development and evaluation.

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