Dr. John Hatcher

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Professional title

Associate Professor


Dr. Hatcher’s research focuses on the sociology of news and, more specifically, the relationship between the community and the journalist. He has examined these relationships through a comparative analysis of community journalism in Norway, South Africa, and the United States. He is the co-editor of Foundations of Community Journalism (Sage Publications) with Bill Reader of Ohio University. He has been published in peer-reviewed journals including American Journalism, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator and Community Journalism.