Tim Bajkiewicz, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(804) 569-5728

T. Edward Temple Building, 901 W. Main St., room 1149D



  • Ph.D. Mass Communications, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
  • M.A., Mass Communications, University of Florida, 1995
  • B.A., Anthropology, University of Florida, 1993
  • Certificate, Specs Howard School, Detroit, MI, 1987


Dr. Bajkiewicz has taught in the VCU undergraduate journalism and graduate programs since 2008 and was tenured in 2012. He extensively redesigned classes in connection with the School’s now-award-winning student-produced newscast, VCU InSight. Bajkiewicz was the School's associate director from 2014-2018 and led the effort to design and launch the School’s new undergraduate program in media production in Fall 2021. From 2001-2008 he served on faculty at the University of South Florida.


MASC 101 Mass Communications
MASC 203 Journalism Writing
MASC 367 Beginning Media Production
MASC 460 Advanced TV Newsgathering
MASC 461 The Documentary
MASC 465 Newscasting (VCU InSight)
MASC 495 Journalism Seminar
MASC 611 Research Methods
MASC 642 Online Journalism I
MASC 645 Visual Journalism
MASC 684 Multiplatform Storytelling
MASC 688 Converged Media Applications
Numerous undergraduate and graduate special topics courses

Scholarship Interests

Mass communication program assessment, university-level assessment, multimedia journalism


Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications
Broadcast Education Association
Society of Professional Journalists
Alpha Alpha Alpha first-generation faculty/student honor society
Kappa Tau Alpha journalism and mass communication honor society
Alpha Epsilon Lambda national graduate student honor society
Phi Beta Kappa national honor society
Golden Key international honor society


  • National Finalist, Best All-Around News Magazine, VCU InSight, 2018 Mark of Excellence, Society of Professional Journalists
  • Finalist/First Place, Best All-Around Television Newscast, VCU InSight, Mark of Excellence, Society of Professional Journalists Region 2, 2016, 2015, 2012, 2010
  • Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2004-2005, University of South Florida


Bajkiewicz, T.E. & Nash, K.S. (2023). When a plan comes together: An analysis of assessment plans from accredited U.S. journalism and mass communication programs. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 78(1), 25-39. (First published online November 14, 2022.) https://doi.org/10.1177/10776958221137206

Bajkiewicz, T.E. (2022). Plain plans: Using ‘Plain Language’ to meet ACEJMC’s assessment plan posting requirement. Journal of Media Education, 13(2), 5-13. https://en.calameo.com/journal-of-media-education/read/000091789683f3a469a55

Bajkiewicz, T.E. (2020). It all starts with a plan: A review of best practices for program assessment plans in journalism and mass communication. Journal of Media Education, 11(3), 5-12. https://en.calameo.com/read/0000917891144d87b4c6d.

Bajkiewicz, T.E. (2018). Text analysis: Part I--Content analysis. In L. Z. Leslie (Ed.), Communication research methods in postmodern culture (2nd ed., pp. 146-160). Routledge.

Bajkiewicz, T.E. (2012) Teaching multimedia journalism: A case study. In R. M. O'Connell (Ed.), Teaching with multimedia: Pedagogy in the websphere (Vol. 2), Hampton Press.

Bajkiewicz, T.E., Kraus, J., & Hong, S.Y. (2011). The impact of newsroom changes and the rise of social media on the practice of media relations. Public Relations Review, 37(3), 329-331.

Bajkiewicz, T.E. (2009). Tracks, silos, and elevators: Post-secondary convergence journalism education in the United States. In A. E. Grant & J. S. Wilkinson (Eds.), Understanding media convergence: The state of the field. Oxford University Press.