Dr. James Scotton

Associate Professor, Journalism

Courses Taught
COMM 4200: International Communication
COMM 3800: Media Law

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Mass Communication)
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Political Science)
Graduate Certificate, University of Paris (French and Political Science)
B.A., Boston University (Literature)

Why Marquette?
I came to Marquette in 1978 as Dean of the College of Journalism. I have remained at Marquette because it balances research and teaching in its programs and is concerned with the welfare of its students.

Research Interests
International Communication, particularly Africa and Asia

Fulbright grants for teaching/research in Kenya (1985-86); Uganda (1989-91); China (2001-03). Ford Foundation teaching grant in Nigeria (1971-73).

Professional Affiliations
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
African Studies Association

Professional Experience
Reporting and Editing: Shanghai (PRC) Daily, Charlotte (NC) News, Madison (WI) Capital Times, San Jose (CA) Mercury News, The Associated Press (Wisconsin, Chicago); Wisconsin AP Legislative Correspondent; Washington correspondent for a group of newspapers

Public Relations: News Director, Public Information Office, Ft. Jackson, S.C.
Director of News and Publications, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Associate Director, Project Public Information, U.S. Office of Education.

Recent Publications

William A. Hachten and James F. Scotton, World News Prism, 9th edition, Wiley Publishing, 2015.

James F. Scotton, "China's Confucius Institutes and soft power," China Studies Institute Blog, University of Nottingham, July 2015.

James F. Scotton and William A. Hachten, New Media for a New China, Wiley Publishing, 2010.

(Book Review) The media were American: U.S. mass media in decline by Jeremy Tunstall. Journal of Broadcasting and Telecommunication.