About me

Dr. Kyle Heim is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication/Journalism at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Previously, he taught at Seton Hall University and worked in the news industry for 15 years at such newspapers as the Chicago Tribune and the Minneapolis Star Tribune. …

bluelineHere are some career highlights. For more details, see my curriculum vitae.

EDUCATION: Ph.D. in Journalism, University of Missouri; M.S. in Journalism, Northwestern University; B.A. in Political Science, Macalester College.

ACADEMIC POSITIONS: Assistant professor, Shippensburg University (current); assistant professor, Seton Hall University; instructor, Seton Hall University.

JOURNALISM EXPERIENCE: Copy editor, Chicago Tribune; copy editor, Minneapolis Star Tribune; assistant metro editor, Sioux Falls, S.D., Argus Leader; copy editor/page designer and regional reporter, Waterloo-Cedar Falls (IA) Courier; news adviser, The Daily Collegian at Penn State University.

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Social and participatory media; the effects of technological change on journalism practice; the Internet and politics; political communication; agenda setting.

TEACHING INTERESTS: print and digital news reporting and editing; social media; mass communication research and theory.