John Pavlik

Courses Taught


The course examines the nature and implications of experimental new media for journalism in the digital age. The course is not a how-to class in Web site design. Although this course touches on the basics of Web site design, its focus is challenging the prevailing assumptions about the nature of journalism and storytelling and how they can be dramatically different--both better and worse--in the digital age. Students work in teams to produce interactive news stories and other journalism applications using experimental new media tools.


John V. Pavlik Professor of Journalism and Executive Director, Center for New Media B.A., Wisconsin; M.A., Minnesota; Ph.D., Minnesota. Assistant professor, School of Journalism, Pennsylvania State University; associate director for research and technology studies, The Freedom Forum Media Studies Center at Columbia University; founding director, School of Communications, San Diego State University; senior fellow, San Diego Supercomputer Center; executive director, The Center for New Media, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; author, New Media Technology (1998); co-editor with Frederick Williams, The People's Right to Know: Media Democracy and the Information Highway (1996).


Ph.D. and M.A. in mass communication are from the University of Minnesota. He is a 1978 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Contact Pavlik via e-mail:

Contact Information

CUNIX ID: jp35