Karen McIntyre

Karen McIntyre, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Graduate Program Director

(804) 396-4041

T. Edward Temple Building, 901 W. Main St., room 1108

Office hours: By appointment

Curriculum vitae



  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2015)
  • M.A., Journalism, University of California, Berkeley (2011)
  • B.A., Journalism, California State University, Chico (2007)

Research Interests

  • Socially responsible journalism approaches such as constructive journalism or solutions journalism
  • Press freedom and journalism practice in East Africa

Select Publications



  • MASC 691 - Solutions Journalism
  • MASC 676 - Media Law and Ethics
  • MASC 203 - Journalism Writing
  • MASC 475 - Capital News Service
  • MASC 684 - Multiplatform Storytelling


  • 2021, Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award, AEJMC – “one of the highest honors that AEJMC can bestow on a member”
  • 2020, Nominated by VCU for the SCHEV Rising Star Award; VCU only nominates one person for this state-level award by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
  • 2020, Best Paper Award, African Journalism Studies journal, AEJMC annual meeting
  • 2019, Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Junior Woman Scholar Award, Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication
  • 2018-2019, Fulbright Scholar. Funded one academic year of research and teaching in Rwanda.