Return of the journalism scholar
Merrill teaches second Elon term


Distinguished ethicist and international scholar Dr. John Merrill returned to the School of Communications at Elon in Winter Term 2003 to teach a special course, Global Press Freedom & Ethics.

Thirteen students joined Merrill in the three-week daily seminar class. Merrill, professor emeritus at the University of Missouri, first taught at Elon in Winter Term 2002. He liked it so much he returned this year to do a different course.

Merrill is the author of 24 books, the most recent being "Twilight of Press Freedom: Rise of People's Journalism" (2000) and the upcoming "Global Journalism" (expected in 2003). One of his most creative books was "The Princely Press: Machiavelli on American Journalism" (1998).

He has been a long-term visiting professor in Taiwan, Egypt and Singapore, and has lectured in another 30 nations.

After completing his Winter Term course at Elon, Merrill shifted over to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is serving the spring 2003 semester as Park Professor.



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