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Michael Sweeney

Associate Director for Graduate Studies


Phone: 740.593.2589

Email: sweenem3@ohio.edu

Office: Schoonover Center 231

Michael Sweeney is a professor and editor of Journalism History, the oldest journal of mass media history in the United States. He received his Ph.D. in Journalism from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 1996. He earned his Master of Journalism at the University of North Texas and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He was the head of the journalism and communications department at Utah State University. Michael worked as a reporter for National Geographic, filing daily news dispatches for the Web site on the progress of Dr. Robert Ballards expedition to Titanic in 2004. He also served as Webmaster and editor for the Hard News Cafe, the Utah State University journalism and communication department news and information site. He was a features editor and copy editor at the Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram and also a general assignment reporter and education reporter at the Springfield (Mo.) Daily News. Michael has published many academic and popular books, journal articles and encyclopedia entries including The Military and the Press: An Uneasy Truce (Evanston, Ill.: Northwest University Press, 2006) and Secrets of Victory (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2001). His numerous National Geographic Press publications include The Ultimate Survival Book (2009), Peace: The Biography of a Symbol (2008) and God Grew Tired of Us (2007).