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Faculty Profile

 
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 Schulte, William   Name:  William Schulte 
Title:  Assistant Professor, Mass Communication 
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Office:  210 Johnson Hall  
Phone:  803-323-4851 
E-mail:  schultew@winthrop.edu  
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Area(s):
Media Writing, Advanced Reporting, Journalism Graphics, Multimedia Storytelling and News Workers

As a mass communication educator and former journalist, Dr. Schulte sees higher education as the road to a better human condition. He also sees the potential of students as the vehicle to reach that destination. Schulte teaches courses in media writing, feature writing, advanced reporting, public affairs reporting and multimedia reporting. Prior to his appointment at Winthrop, he taught information gathering, introductory reporting and journalism graphics as he pursued his doctorate at Ohio University. Schulte was also an adjunct instructor at Earlham College for two years where he taught introductory and advanced journalism.

Schulte’s research interests involve the paradigm shift between print and digital platforms in the modern newsroom and the effects these transitions have on news workers. This was the focus of his dissertation, and he is currently working on a book on the subject. Schulte’s has presented work at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication national conference, the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium and the International Symposium of Communication in the Millennium. He is the author of two peer-reviewed articles, which have appeared in the Preceding for the 11thCommunication in the Millennium and the International Journal of Comic Art.

Schulte is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and Kappa Tau Alpha, the mass communication honor society. Over his 11-year newspaper career he won six first place awards from the Associated Press and five first place awards from the Hoosier State Press Association for journalism excellence.