Indiana University

Indiana University Journalism

Emily MetzgarEmily Metzgar

Associate Professor
116 Ernie Pyle Hall
M & W, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

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Emily Metzgar joined the faculty at Indiana University's School of Journalism in 2008. Her research focuses on public diplomacy, international communication and the role of media in society.
Professor Metzgar completed her PhD in media and public affairs at Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. She is a former U.S. diplomat with additional professional experience at the National Defense University and the United States Institute of Peace. She is also an alumnus of the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program. She has extensive writing and editing experience and in addition to academic and professional publications, she served as a community columnist for the Shreveport (LA) Times from 2003 through 2007.
Professor Metzgar has a bachelor’s degree in political science and French from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree in international politics from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University.
Metzgar, E.T. & Hornaday, B.W. (2013). "Leaving It There: The Hutchins Commission & Modern American Journalism," Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 28(4): 255-270.
Metzgar, E.T. (2013). "The Chinese Media Reciprocity Act, Public Diplomacy and the U.S.-China Relationship," Place Branding & Public Diplomacy, 9(2), 76-87.
Metzgar, E.T. (2013). "Considering the 'Illogical Patchwork': The Broadcasting Board of Governors & U.S. International Broadcasting," CPD Perspectives. University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy. Available here.
Sill, K.; Metzgar, E.T. & Rouse, S. (2013). "Media Coverage of the Supreme Court: How Do Journalists Assess the Importance of Court Decisions?" Political Communication. 30(1): 58-80.
Metzgar, E.T. (21 January 2013). "Smith-Mundt Reform: In With a Whimper?" Columbia Journalism Review Online. Available here.
Metzgar, E.T. (2012). "The Medium is Not the Message: Social Media, American Public Diplomacy & Iran." Global Media Journal, 11 (21). Available here.
Metzgar, E.T. (2012). "Smith-Mundt, Public Diplomacy & the American Public." Communication Law & Policy, 17:1 (67-101).
Metzgar, E.T. (25 May 2012). "Dial Back the Outrage. Columbia Journalism Review Online." Available here.
Metzgar, E.T. (2012). "Promoting Japan: One JET at a Time." CPD Perspectives. University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy. Available here.
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