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James E. Rogers Department of Mass Communication
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th Avenue
Stop 8242
LA 120
Pocatello, ID 83209
Phone: (208) 282-3295

Department of Mass Communication

Tom Terry, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Journalism


Thomas C. Terry, Ph.D. earned his B.A. in journalism from the University of Iowa at Iowa City and his M.A. and Ph.D., both in mass communication, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a student of Donald L. Shaw, Ph.D. He spent a year on a Defense Department post-doctoral fellowship.

Dr. Terry is the former editor, publisher, and owner of a small chain of weekly newspapers in western Illinois and is a past president of the Illinois Press Association. Dr. Terry has published in Communication Law and Policy, Military Review, Newspaper Research Journal and others. His research has been presented and won awards at academic conferences in the U.S. and overseas.

Dr. Terry’s teaching areas include mass communication law, newswriting, reporting, editorial writing, and media history.

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