HSJW students HSJW students

Apply for Fall!

Apply online today

Patrick Washburn

Professor Emeritus

Phone: 740.593.2593

Email: washburp@ohio.edu

Office: Sing Tao 203

Educational History


from: in at Indiana University

graduation date: 06/1984

focus: Mass Communications

Educational History


from: in at Indiana University

graduation date: 06/1973

focus: Journalism

Educational History


from: in at Baylor University

graduation date: 06/1963

focus: Journalism

Suburban reporter, science writer, and columnist, Rochester (N.Y.) Times-Union, 1973-79; sports information director, University of Louisville, 1969-71; assistant sports information director, Harvard University, 1967-69; sportswriter, Atlanta Journal, 1966-67; Charlottesville (Va.) Progress, 1964-66; and Big Spring (Texas) Herald, 1963-64.

Recipient of the AEJMC 2007 Eleanor Blum Distinguished Service to Research Award; Ohio University 1990 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award; the 1986 Baskett Mosse Award for Faculty Development, given annually at AEJMC; the highest research award given to graduate students by Indiana University, 1984; the 1981 student paper award in the history division of AEJMC; and state press awards in Virginia (1966) and Texas (1964).

Author of A Question of Sedition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1986); author of “The Office of Censorship’s Attempt to Control Press Coverage of the Atomic Bomb During World War II,” Journalism Monographs, April 1990; co-author of The Greenwood Library of American War Reporting: Vol. 5, World War I & World War II, The European Theater (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005); author of The Aficn American Newspaper: Voice of Freedom (Evanston, IL.: Northwestern University Press, 2006); author of articles published in various mass communicatin journals.

Has spoken twice at the Smithsonian and once at the National D-Day Museum on black press research and was a consultant for a 1999 PBS documentary, The Black Press: Soldiers Without Swords, which won a DuPont-Columbia Award. Served on Faculty Senate for six years, chairing a 1991 committee that examined the cost of intercollegiate athletics at O.U. and has chaired two university committees, the Post Publishing Board and Intercollegiate Athletics. Has been editor of Journalism History since 2001. Has written historical articles for Boys’ Life magazine. Has attended Gannett workshops on teaching and ethics, 1983 and 1989. Member, AEJMC (Chair of the History Division for 1994-95) and American Journalism Historians Association (President 2002-03).

Teaching and interest areas: mass communication history and historical research, reporting.