Amanda J. Crawford is a veteran political reporter and essayist who joined the journalism faculty of the University of Connecticut as an assistant professor in Fall 2018.
Crawford’s writing and research focuses on media ethics, truth in public discourse, and the role of journalists in a democracy. She also writes about gender issues and, as a literary journalist and creative nonfiction writer, explores the intersection of creative writing and reporting in her work.
Crawford previously held faculty appointments in the School of Journalism & Broadcasting at Western Kentucky University (assistant professor, 2014-18) and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication at Arizona State University (lecturer, 2008-10). She holds a Master of Mass Communication degree from Arizona State University, where she was the first graduate of the Cronkite School’s master’s program for mid-career journalists. Her bachelor of art degree is from the University of Maryland, where she studied journalism and creative writing and was named the outstanding News-Editorial graduate.
Crawford worked as a reporter for Bloomberg News, The Arizona Republic, The Baltimore Sun and People Magazine. Her work has been published by a range of other media outlets including National Geographic, Businessweek, Ms. Magazine, Huffington Post, Phoenix Magazine and High Times. Her memoir essays have been published in literary journals including Creative Nonfiction, Hippocampus Magazine, Full Grown People and The Midnight Oil.
Classes: newswriting, journalism ethics and journalism law.