Dr. Hatcher’s research focuses on the sociology of news and, more specifically, the relationship between the community and the journalist. He has examined these relationships through a comparative analysis of community journalism in Norway, South Africa, and the United States. He is the co-editor of Foundations of Community Journalism (Sage Publications) with Bill Reader of Ohio University. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals including American Journalism, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator and Community Journalism.
JOUR 2101 - Journalist's Toolbox
JOUR 2400 - Community and Journalism
JOUR 3001 - Local Journalism
JOUR 3700 - Media Law and Ethics
JOUR 4021 - Outdoor and Environmental Journalism