Reader guest edits Newspaper Research Journal special issue on community newspapers
Associate Professor Bill Reader is guest editor of the winter 2011 edition of Newspaper Research Journal, a special issue titled "The Future of Community Newspapers." Reader was invited to serve as guest editor of the special issue in February 2009, and for the issue he wrote the call for submissions, accepted submissions and distributed them for peer review, and worked with the authors of accepted articles through the revision process.
Reader was the founding research chair for the Community Journalism Interest Group of AEJMC, and is also a former head of "COMJIG." He also is co-editor, with John Hatcher of the University of Minnesota Duluth, of The Foundations of Community Journalism: A Primer for Research, under contract with SAGE and scheduled for publication later this year.