Is A media outlet doing the right thing when half of their audience is upset by the news and the other have pleased? Hear what Larry Burris, an MTSU Professor of Journalism has to say about it…
Hear all of the commentary by Larry Burriss HERE. Read the latest in local news that impacts Rutherford County, Tennessee HERE.
About Dr. Burriss
Larry Burriss, professor of journalism, teaches introductory and media law courses. At the graduate level he teaches quantitative research methods and media law. He holds degrees from The Ohio State University (B.A. in broadcast journalism, M.A. in journalism), the University of Oklahoma (M.A. in human relations), Ohio University (Ph.D. in journalism) and Concord Law School (J.D.). He has worked in print and broadcast news and public relations, and has published extensively in both academic and popular publications. He has won first place in the Tennessee Associated Press Radio Contest nine times. Dr. Burriss' publications and presentations include studies of presidential press conferences, NASA photography, radio news, legal issues related to adolescent use of social networking sites, legal research, and Middle Earth.
Dr. Burriss has served as director of the School of Journalism, dean of the College of Mass Communication and president of the MTSU Faculty Senate. He was appointed by Gov. Phil Bredesen to serve on the Tennessee Board of Regents. He was a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force and served on active duty in Mali, Somalia, Bosnia, Central America, Europe and the Pentagon.
Dr. Burriss Degree Information
• JD, Purdue University Global: Davenport (2006)
• PHD, Ohio State University (1983)
• MA, University of Oklahoma (1978)
• MA, Ohio State University (1972)
• BA, Ohio State University (1971)
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