Associate Professor, Journalism and Media Studies

Courses Taught
BREC 2245: Broadcast News Writing and Editing
BREC 4440: Television Reporting
BREC 4953: Communication Issues in Television News
COMM 3900: Ethical Problems of Mass Communication
COMM 6100: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication
COMM 6800: Proseminar and Multimedia Technology

Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1983
M.A. University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1978
B.A. University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, 1971

Why Marquette?
The university’s commitment to social justice is very appealing to me.

Research Interests
Journalism, media ethics

Professional Affiliations
National Press Photographers Association
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Professional Experience
Reporter/producer, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
Reporter and producer: WBAY-TV
WFRV-TV reporter: Wisconsin Public Radio

Recent Publications
Garner, A. & Slattery, K. (2012). Mobilizing Mother: From Good Mother to Patriotic Mother in World War I. Journalism & Communication Monographs 14(1)

K. Slattery & Garner, A. (2012). Mother as mother and mother as citizen: Mothers of combat soldiers on national network news. Journalism. 13 (1), 87-102.

Slattery, K., Garner, A., Wolburg, J. & Turner, L. (2012). At the intersection of Jesuit and feminist moral philosophies: Teaching for social justice in the engaged classroom. In J. Boryczka  and E. Petrino (Eds.), Jesuit and feminist education: Intersections in teaching and learning for the Twenty-First century. Fordham University Press.

Garner, A. & Slattery, K. (2010). The patriotic good mother of World War II: A study of a cultural ideal. Journalism Studies, 11(2).

Slattery, Karen (2008). Cases and commentaries: Repairers of the breach. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 23-4.

Slattery, K., Garner, A. (Winter 2007). Mothers of combat soldiers: A national news narrative. Critical Studies in Media Communication.

Garner, A. and Slattery, K. (2007). Patriotic motherhood and the Iraq war. Communication Currents, Vol. 2: 6, Retrieved December 17, 2007 from

Slattery, K. & Ugland, E. (2005, September). The truth and nothing but the truth. The Digital Journalist (

Slattery, K. & Ugland, E. (2005, August). Digital editing: It’s time to tell all. The Digital Journalist (

Slattery, K. (2002). Loyalty, harm and duty: PBL in a media ethicscourse. Public Relations Review, 28, 185-190.