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Ralston, Neil

Professor, Journalism
School of Arts, Media, and Communications - Journalism

Spellmann Center 3155
(636) 949 4761

Course Information

Term Course Course Name

FA SEM 16 COM 24200 12  Basic Reporting
FA SEM 16 COM 30191 PIF  Advanced News Lab I
FA SEM 16 COM 30192 PIF  Advanced News Lab II
FA SEM 16 COM 30193 PIF  Advanced News Lab III
FA SEM 16 COM 30600 21  Advanced Reporting
FA SEM 16 COM 30900 PIF  Applied Journalism, Internet
FA SEM 16 COM 50340 11  Audience Analysis in an Interactive Age
FA SEM 16 COM 52600 21  Advanced Reporting
SP SEM 17 COM 22500 11  Photojournalism
SP SEM 17 COM 24200 13  Basic Reporting
SP SEM 17 COM 30191 PIF11  Advanced News Lab I
SP SEM 17 COM 30192 PIF11  Advanced News Lab II
SP SEM 17 COM 30193 PIF11  Advanced News Lab III
SP SEM 17 COM 30900 PIF11  Applied Journalism, Internet
SP SEM 17 COM 52500 11  Photojournalism
SP SEM 17 COM 60101 11  Communications Project


   Neil Ralston has worked for more than 25 years as a journalist and journalism educator.

   Prior to coming to Lindenwood, he taught journalism at Western Kentucky University, Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, La., and at Truman State University in Kirksville, Mo. Before he began teaching, Ralston spent several years as a reporter/photographer/editor at newspapers in the Midwest and South. His most recent full-time journalism job was for the San Antonio Light where he reported on news about federal agencies and the federal courts.

   Ralston has a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He earned a master’s degree in journalism through the Kiplinger Program of Public Affairs Reporting at The Ohio State University in 1985. And he has earned bachelor’s degrees from Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State).

   In recent years, Ralston has been active in the Society of Professional Journalists, the country’s largest broad-based journalism organization, where he has served as a vice president on the Society’s national board of directors. He currently serves on the board of directors of the St. Louis professional chapter of SPJ.

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