About The Author

Michael J. Bugeja has published several poetry collections, including Talk (University of Arkansas Press) and Flight From Valhalla (Livingston University Press). His verse has appeared in such publications as Harper's, Poetry, Kenyon Review, New England Review, and Georgia Review. When he is not writing poetry, he is doing journalism. He directs the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University and is the author of Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age (Oxford University Press, 2005), which recently won the prestigious Clifford G. Christians Award for Research in Media Ethics.

Bugeja received two outstanding professor awards bestowed by the student body of Ohio University; AMOCO Outstanding Teacher Award bestowed by the student body of Oklahoma State University; fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Ohio Arts Council; and a culture grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Bugeja also has held positions as associate professor, Paul Miller School of Journalism and Broadcasting, Oklahoma State University, 1979-86; professor, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, 1986-2003; and associate director, Scripps School of Journalism, 2001-03.

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