John Russial

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Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-3750
Office: 323 Allen Hall
City: Eugene


John Russial’s 17-year newspaper career includes 12 years at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was Sunday copy chief. Before that, he was a reporter, editor, and computer systems manager at the Bethlehem (Pa.) Globe Times. He is the author of Strategic Copy Editing, a textbook published in December 2003.


  • PhD, Temple University, 1989
  • MA, Syracuse, 1975
  • BA, Lehigh, 1973

Honors and Awards:

  • Outstanding Educator, Newspaper Division of AEJMC, 2003
  • Marshall Award for Innovative Teaching, UO School of Journalism and Communication, 1999

Areas of Expertise:

  • News editorial
  • Organizational change
  • Technology studies