Affiliated Faculty

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Joseph Coleman

Professor of practice Joseph Coleman covered Latin America, Europe and Asia for the Associated Press for 20 years and served as Tokyo bureau chief for five. Coleman had a hand in the coverage of the civil war in the former Yugoslavia, the genocide in Rwanda, the deaths of Mother Teresa and Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping and the deadly tsunami in the Indian Ocean in 2004.

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Thomas French

Professor of practice and Riley Endowed Chair of Journalism Thomas French was a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times for 27 years, specializing in serial narratives. He won the Pulitzer Prize for “Angels & Demons,” a series that chronicled the murder of an Ohio woman and her two teenage daughters. He is author of four books: A Cry in the NightSouth of HeavenZoo Story and Juniper.

Dave Groobert

Dave Groobert

Dave Groobert joined The Media School faculty after more than 30 years as a public relations practitioner in Washington, DC. At the Media School, Dave teaches multiple courses in the public relations concentration and serves as faculty advisor to the IU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter and the IU student team participating annually in the national PRSSA Bateman Competition. He is also the faculty mentor to the 2022 class of Media School Ernie Pyle Scholars.

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Gerry Lanosga

Associate professor Gerry Lanosga studies the development of journalism as a profession, prize culture in journalism and journalism’s intersections with public policy through investigative reporting and the use of freedom of information laws. He worked nine years as an investigative producer at WTHR-TV and was a columnist for the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis News.

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Bonnie Layton

Senior lecturer Bonnie Layton has more than 25 years of journalism experience. Before coming to IU, she had worked as a designer, videographer, copy editor and graphic artist at various media companies, and she created a business called Video Mosaics, which produced public relations-oriented videos DVDs. She has guest lectured and conducted workshops on numerous technology topics for ONA, AEJMC, the New York Press Association and the Illinois, Florida and Indiana high school press associations.

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Stephen Layton

Senior lecturer Stephen Layton worked in newspaper graphics departments for nearly 20 years, 16 of them at the Chicago Tribune where he was a graphics editor and a senior artist. He has won numerous awards, and he was part of a project that won a Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 2004. During his time at the Chicago Tribune, he contributed to three major redesigns and experienced firsthand transformations of the media industry.

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Elaine Monaghan

Professor of practice Elaine Monaghan was a foreign correspondent for Reuters, reporting from the former Soviet Union, Ireland, Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia. She is coauthor of On the Brink: An Insider’s Account of How the White House Compromised American Intelligence, a CIA memoir that was translated into several languages.

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Anne Ryder

Senior lecturer Anne Ryder worked as a reporter and anchor for 30 years at WTHR-NBC, WTHI-CBS and WLFI-CBS. She’s reported from Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Albania, Italy and India. She’s earned five national Emmys and has interviewed both the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa one-on-one.

Joseph A. Tomain

Joseph A. Tomain is a lecturer at the Maurer School of Law, where he teaches Information Privacy Law I and II and Internet Law. Tomain has extensive experience in practice, teaching, and scholarship on free speech rights, particularly in online environments. He is also a senior fellow at the Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, where his contributions include examining the relationship, and often competing interests, between speech and privacy rights, as well as the cybersecurity implications that must be considered when analyzing online privacy.