Karl Nestvold

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Professor Emeritus
(541) 342-8087


PhD, University of Texas at Austin , 1972
MS, University of Oregon , 1960
BS, University of Wyoming , 1954



Nestvold spent 12 years in professional media---daily newspaper reporting, photography and editing in Wyoming; radio news reporting and newscasting in Alaska, Oregon and California; television studio production in Texas; and public relations in Oregon as general manager of the Oregon Association of Broadcasters. He joined the UO School of Journalism faculty in 1961 for a 36-year teaching and administrative career at the J-School. He headed the broadcast news sequence, served also in several SOJC administrative positions, and completed his J-School tenure as the first KEZI Distinguished Professor of Broadcast Journalism.


Nestvold’s research interests include the Federal Communications Commission’s theory of broadcast station news diversity, the external/overseas information programs and outlets of Russia , and television coverage of American political campaigns. He is a co-author of News Verdicts, the Debates, and Presidential Campaigns , a book examining network television coverage of the U.S. 1988 Presidential and Vice-Presidential debates.