Dr. Pamela Hill Nettleton
Assistant Professor, Journalism and Media Studies
COMM 1200: Media In Society
COMM 4550/5550: Media and the “Other”
JOUR 4953/5953: Freelance and Feature Writing
JOUR 4130/5130: Critical Writing About the Arts
JOUR 4953/5953: Freelance Writing
JOUR 4120/5120: Feature Writing
JOUR 2100: Reporting
JOUR 1100: News Media Writing
2009 Ph.D, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Communication Studies, Women’s Studies Minor
2007 M.A., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2005 with Honors, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Marquette’s Jesuit foundation is one of lively, fearless inquiry matched to thoughtful and compassionate consideration of issues that affect and change people’s lives. That is my goal for my own research on domestic violence media coverage and on how gender is shaped and critiques in the media, as well. That is also my goal for the classrooms in which I am privileged to teach. Whatever the discussion, Marquette students are willing to think through complex issues in new ways—they will shift their own perceptions, they will change their own perspectives, they will stand in someone else’s shoes.
Gender in Media
Feminist Media Studies
Masculinity Media Studies
1987-2009: Freelance magazine writer for Redbook, Family Fun, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Better Homes & Gardens, Reader’s Digest magazines, the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press, Fine Gardening, Live Music, The Lutheran, Bride Again, Mpls/St Paul Magazine, Twin Cities Business Monthly, Midwest Home & Design, Minnesota Bride, American Hockey, Coffee, Showcase and other publications
2004-Present: Columnist, Southwest Journal, Minneapolis, MN
2004-2008: Editor, Spaces Magazine, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN
2004-2007: Special Classical Music Reviewer, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, MN
2001-2007: Guest Host, “Lori and Julia,” FM107, St. Paul, MN
2000-2004: Writing Instructor, The Loft, Minneapolis, MN
1999-2003: Editorial Director, Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home & Garden, and Twin Cities Taste magazines, Minneapolis, MN
1994: Senior Editor, Reader’s Digest magazines, Home Services Publications, Eagan, MN
1987: Marketing Director, HealthEast Hospitals & Clinics, St. Paul, MN
1985-1987: Marketing & Public Relations Director, Samaritan Hospital, St. Paul, MN
1982-1985: Marketing & Public Relations Director, Affiliated Hospital Corporation, Minneapolis, MN
1980-1982: Public Relations Director, Golden Valley Health Center, Minneapolis, MN
1979-1980: Production Coordinator, Health Central, Minneapolis, MN
1977-1979: Reporter, ABC Newspapers, Anoka, MN
1973-1975: Reporter, Women’s Editor, Minnesota Daily
Grants and Fellowships
Marquette University Gender Resource Center Summer Faculty Fellowship
Marquette University, 2012
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marguerite Garden Jones Graduate Award, 2008
Graduate Research Partnership, 2007
Kriss Research Support Grant, 2005
Awards and Honors
Kenneth Harwood Outstanding Dissertation Award from the Broadcast Education Association, 2010
Kappa Tau Alpha, 2005-present
Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Awards, 1995-2004
More than 20 individual awards for excellence in editing and writing
Minnesota Magazine & Publications Association Gold Award for Feature Writing, 1991
For video scriptwriting, Nutcracker: The Untold Story
Film Advisory Board Award of Excellence, 1999
Parent’s Choice Gold Award, 1998
National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Gold Award, 1998
The Dove Foundation Family Approved Seal, 1998
Parenting Magazine’s Video Magic Award, 1998
Child Magazine’s Top Videos of the Year, 1998
Crayola Kids Holiday Videos, 1998
Sesame Street Parents Best Videos, 1998
Kids First! Coalition for Quality Children’s Media Award, 1997
“Domestic Violence in Men’s and Women’s Magazines: Women are Guilty of Choosing the Wrong Men, Men are Not Guilty of Hitting Women,” Women’s Studies in Communication, Vol. 34, No. 2, (2011), pp. 139-160. DOI: 10.1080/07491409.2011.618240
“The hero within: How the events of September 11 changed our ideas about heroes and masculinity, new research of modern media,” Marquette Magazine, October 2011
“Helen Frankenthaler’s Flirt,” in “The Viewer’s Voice: Re-Seeing the Permanent Collection,” (2013) Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
William Shakespeare, Playwright and Poet. 2005. Minneapolis: Compass Point Books.
Disney/Family Guide to the Midwest. 2003. New York: Disney.
Getting Married When It’s Not Your First Time. 2001. New York: HarperCollins Quill.
Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond. 1999. Minneapolis: Allina.
ACCESS Guide to Minneapolis/St. Paul. 1998. New York: HarperCollins.
Dating for Grownups. 1998. New York: Macmillan.
Let’s Get Along! Kids Talk About Tolerance. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Want to Play? Kids Talk About Friendliness. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Pitch In! Kids Talk About Cooperation. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Is That True? Kids Talk About Honesty. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
May I Help You? Kids Talk About Caring. 2005. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Think, Think, Think: Learning About Your Brain. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Thump-Thump: Learning About Your Heart. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Breathe In, Breathe Out: Learning About Your Lungs. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Bend and Stretch: Learning About Your Bones & Muscles. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Gurgles and Growls: Learning About Your Stomach. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, President, Emancipator. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Pocahontas: Peacemaker and Friend to the Colonists. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Martin Luther King: Preacher, Freedom Fighter, Peacemaker. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture WindowBooks.
George Washington: Farmer, Solider, President. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Benjamin Franklin: Writer, Inventor, Statesman. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Sally Ride: Astronaut, Scientist, Teacher. 2004. Minneapolis: Picture Window Books.
Donors and Visions. The Minnesota Orchestra at One Hundred: A Collection of Essays and Images. 2002. Minneapolis: Minnesota Orchestra.
Carnival of Animals, premiered by the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra, February 6, 2011
Mahler, premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra, 2002
Shostokovich, premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra, 2001
The Underwear Opera, named “Best Classical Music Idea of 1997” by USA Today, 1997
A Child’s Garden of Monsters, composed by Libby Larsen, premiered in 1998
Nutcracker: The Untold Story, with Maurice Sendak, premiered by the Minnesota Orchestra and James Sewell Ballet, 1997; video production and release, 1997
Plays and Stage Pieces
“The Animals Speak” and “The Junk Drawer,” 2005
Performed at the Katrina Benefit, Fitzgerald Theatre, St. Paul
I Don’t, I Don’t, 1988
Performed at The Playwright Centre, Minneapolis
The Labor Room, 1986-1987
Performed at the Stage One Theater in St. Paul, 1986
Performed at the McKnight Theater, Ordway Center, 1987
Performed at Mankato State University, Mankato, MN, 1987
Magazine and Newspaper Articles and Essays
Selected from more than 300 published pieces
“It’s All Relative,” Showcase, December 2009.
“This Tradition, Yes, Breaks the Mold,” Op/Ed pages, StarTribune, November 25, 2009.
“You can’t boil down my politics with five questions: TV programming and political surveys,” Southwest Journal, October 6-19, 2008, p. A9.
“When product placement seeps into TV programming: It’s hard to pretend that prime time is entertainment if it actually is advertising,” Star Tribune, March 23, 2007, p. A15.
“Real Faces: Newswoman Cathy Wurzer’s Tales of the Road,” Spaces, June/July, 2008, p 74.
“Putting the Garden to Bed,” Spaces, October/November, 2007, p. 72-73.
“Fairy Trees and Otto’s Garage Plants,” Fine Gardening, December 2004, p. 90.
“Together We Make a Shrine of This Place,” Showcase, November 2004, p. 26.
“Second Act,” Mpls./St. Paul, October 2004, pp. 118-121.
“The Creative Class,” Mpls./St. Paul, September 2004, pp. 86-93.
“Pay Up!,” Mpls./St. Paul, July 2004, p. 95.
“We Deliver You,” Southwest Journal, September 18-October 1, 2003, p. 9.
“Power Couples,” Mpls./St. Paul, February 2004, pp. 53-60.
“Commentary: Why Not Test Older Drivers?”, Star Tribune, September 12, 2003, p. A25.
“See America,” Family Fun, August 2003, pp. 103-7.
“Ovations From the Stage,” Minnesota Monthly, April 2003, p. 140.
“Out Here by the Lake, Minnesota Monthly, January 2003, p. 178.
“Hey, Four Eyes!,” Minnesota Monthly, May 2002, p. 75.
“With Sticks and Stones,” Minnesota Monthly, November 2001, p. 128.
“The Gardener’s Heart,” Midwest Home & Garden, October/November 2001, p. 112.
“Behind the Swinging Doors,” Twin Cities Taste, Fall/Winter 2001, pp.16-21.
“The Food Police,” Minnesota Monthly, September 2001, pp. 124-5.
“The Ties That Bind,” Minnesota Monthly, February 2001, p. 120. Also on Minnesota Public Radio’s website, www.mpr.org.
“Luck of the Draw,” Sunday/Monday Woman, November/December 2000, pp. 46-7.
“Asking God to Sign In,” Minnesota Monthly, January 2000, p. 228. Also on Minnesota Public Radio’s website, www.mpr.org.
“19 Secrets to a Happy Marriage,” Redbook, November 1999, pp. 138-9, 158.
“Born to Dance,” Minnesota Monthly, September 1999, pp. 57-62.
“The James Gang Rides Again,” Minnesota Monthly, August 1999, pp. 54-62.
“An Affair to Remember and Remember and Remember,” Redbook, January 1999, pp. 80-83.
“Burst Bubbles,” Minnesota Monthly, August 1997, p. 176.
“Reflections on America’s Favorite Gelatinous Dessert, On the Eve of Its 100th Anniversary,” Minnesota Monthly, December 1996, p. 67.
“I Stink! How to Help Your Child Cope With Failure,” Sports Illustrated for Kids, September 1996, p. 5.
“The Poetry of Wood Ticks,” Mpls./St. Paul, July 1996, pp. 62-3.
“Commentary: Choices Aplenty for City Schools—Until You Ask,” Star Tribune, March 27, 1996, Op/Ed page.
“Commentary: Our Oft-Replanted Family Tree Still Bears Good Fruit,” Star Tribune, June 6, 1995, Op/Ed page.
“Land of 10,000 Co-Dependos,” Minnesota Monthly, December 1993, p. 18.
“Commentary: Boatload of Drunks,” Star Tribune, May 16, 1993, Op/Ed page.
“Gender Politics in the Media,” St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY, October, 2013.
“Envisioning Conception: Fallopian Gender Politics on YouTube.” Visual Culture Division, Cultural Studies Association. San Diego, March 2012.
“Brave Sperm and Demure Eggs: Fallopian Gender Politics on YouTube.” National Communication Association. New Orleans, November 2011.
“Bridging the Dichotomy: The Emergency of the Transgendered Figure in Male-Centered Television.” National Communication Association. San Francisco, November 2010.
“‘Let’s Boil!’ v. ‘Let’s Roll!’: The Erasure of the Heroism of Female Rescue Workers in 9/11.” Union for Democratic Communications. State College, Pennsylvania, October 2010.
“Rescuing Men: The New Post-9/11 Television Masculinity.” Console-ing Passions Conference on Audio, Video, New Media, and Feminism, Eugene, Oregon, April 2010.
“Look! Up in the Sky! The Erasure of the Heroic Labor of Women in 9/11 Media Representations.” National Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois, November 2009.
“New Feminist Thinking About Women and Violence: Asking the Wrong Question.” 2008. National Communication Association. San Diego, California.
“Making Men: Masculinity in the Media.” 2008. Introduction to Electronic Communication, Communication Studies Department, University of Minnesota.
“Rescue Me: The Political Incorrectness of Being Male.” 2007. National Communication Association. Chicago, Illinois.
“Equality or Kid Gloves? Ethnicity and Women in Magazine Advertisements.” 2007. Journalism Department, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.
“What editors want and definitely don’t.” 2007. A Writer’s Festival, The Loft and Minnesota Magazine Publisher’s Association, Minneapolis.
“Covered in Laurels: On Tour with the Minnesota Orchestra.” 2007. A Writer’s Festival, The Loft and Minnesota Magazine Publisher’s Association, Minneapolis.
“Getting Published and Working with Editors.” 2007. Copy Editing, English Department, University of Minnesota.
“Gender and Race in International Magazines.” 2006. Media Ethics, Journalism Department, University of Minnesota.
“Gender and Race in International Magazines.” 2005. Media Ethics, Journalism Department, University of Minnesota.
“Breaking Into Freelance Writing.” 2004. Copy Editing, English Department, University of Minnesota.
AEJMC Committee Co-Chair, 2006-Present
Magazine Division, Student Magazine Competition
Judge, National Associated Church Press Journalism Annual Awards, 2004-Present
Student Awards Committee Member, Communication Studies Department, University of Minnesota, 2008-2009
Judge, Indiana College Press Association Competition, 2006
First Year Reading Book Discussion Leader, Marquette University, 2013
First Year Reading Selection Committee, Marquette University, 2012-2013
Major Leader, Journalism, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University, 2010-2011
Committee Member, Media Studies Major Development, Diederich College of
Communication, Marquette University, 2010-2011
Curriculum Committee, Journalism, Diederich College of Communication, Marquette University, 2009-2010
Student Awards Leader, Communications Studies Department, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2008-2009
Founder, Student Freelance Bureau, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 2004-2007
International Communication Association (2010-present)
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2004-present)
National Communication Association (2006-present)