2014 Board of Governors Candidate- Mary Jane Pardue

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I’m Mary Jane Pardue, interim head of the Department of Media, Journalism & Film and professor of journalism at Missouri State University.

I was first elected to the board in 2010, and I am running for re-election this year. As co-chair of the Training Committee, I’m happy to report that we have again met our goal of offering members monthly teletraining conference calls that have attracted 414 listeners since our spring conference in Washington, D.C. I have been chair or co-chair of the Training Committee since 2009 and over the years have helped organize 50 calls that have attracted 2,387 listeners.I’m proud of our work and hope members have enjoyed the topics and experts we have brought to them. In addition to Training, I serve on the Student Member Subcommittee.

Over the 15 years I’ve been a member of SABEW, I have served on the Education Committee and the Task Force on Diversity and judged the Best in Business competition many times.

I was business editor at The Commercial Appeal before arriving at Missouri State. I also worked at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and the Nashville Banner. I have taught at the University of Memphis, Florida Atlantic University, Western Kentucky University, Middle Tennessee State University, Palm Beach Community College and Volunteer State Community College.

I hold a master’s and a doctoral degree in English from Middle Tennessee State University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee. I am author of Who Owns the Press: Investigating Public vs. Private Ownership of America’s Newspapers. I have written articles for Newspaper Research Journal and The Business Journalist. I have taught News Reporting and Writing, Feature Writing, Public Affairs Reporting, Business Reporting and Media Ethics.

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