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Jim Pinson


603G Pray-Harrold




PhD, University of Missouri

Interests and Expertise

James Pinson is a professor of journalism at EMU and has taught here since the fall of 1990. He holds a doctorate in journalism from the University of Missouri, where he also taught for six years.

He is co-author with Brian S. Brooks and Jean Gaddy Wilson of Working With Words (fourth edition, St. Martin's Press), a grammar, style and usage guide for student and professional journalists, as well as its accompanying workbook. Pinson, Brooks, and Wilson have also co-authored New Directions in News. Pinson and Brooks have co-authored the "St. Martin's Wire Services Hotline," a computer program.

Professor Pinson's professional interests include editing, philosophy of journalism, and mass media and society.


Introduction to Print Media
News Writing and Reporting
Copy Editing
History of American Journalism

Recent Publications and Presentations

Working With Words

"St. Martin's Wire Service Hotline"