Carol Schlagheck

A photo of Carol Schlagheck

Professor of Journalism

School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts

607E Pray Harrold


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  • Ph.D., Mass Communication, Bowling Green State
  • MA, Journalism, Michigan State University

Interests and Expertise

Carol Schlagheck is a professor of journalism, and has more than 25 years of journalism experience. She was a founder of a Toledo-area community weekly, which she edited for two years. She then worked at the Monroe (Mich.) Evening News as a reporter, feature editor and copy editor for more than 10 years, and continues to work as a freelance writer for newspapers and magazines.

Professor Schlagheck is a member of the English Department Writing Committee and is chair of the university's Student Media Board, which oversees the Eastern Echo, the EMU student newspaper.


  • JRNL 213 Introduction to Journalism
  • JRNL 215 News Writing and Reporting
  • JRNL 306 Feature Writing
  • JRNL 423 Magazine Article Writing
  • JRNL 453 Advanced Reporting

Publications and Presentations

  • "Newspaper Readership Choices by College Students"
  • "Researching the Story"
  • "The Formation of Interest in Society via Newspaper Use"
  • "Journalism as an Interdisciplinary Pursuit"
  • "Newspaper Readership Choices of Young Adults"