Stacie Meihaus Jankowski, PhD

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Stacie Meihaus Jankowski, PhD


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Job Title: Assistant Professor

Discipline/Program: Journalism program

Area of Expertise: Media Law and Ethics

Bio: In high school, every time someone suggested for me to go into journalism, I told them absolutely not. I was on the school paper (at St. Henry District High School in Erlanger), but I didn’t get it. When I entered my college newspaper (the Kentucky Kernel at UK) looking for a club to join, I was done for. I loved it —everything about it. I sure showed those high school people, didn’t I?

While in school, I worked for several newspapers in addition to my college paper — the Naples (Fla.) Daily News, the Lexington Herald-Leader, The Cincinnati Enquirer, the Grant County News, the Cynthiana Democrat, and the Erlanger Recorder. I loved writing feature stories and was the editor of the Kernel’s features section and weekender.

I spent a year in law school before deciding that while I loved learning the law, being a lawyer was not what I was meant to be doing. After, I returned to my high school to teach English for a couple of years. Then I went to graduate school at Indiana University and got my masters in journalism and PhD in mass communication. I most often study media framing, often through the context of health. I’m thrilled with being at NKU full time to teach media law and ethics, topics I am passionate about.

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Favorite Social Media: I like both Instagram and Facebook for personal use.

Dream Job: I started college as a theater and creative writing major (and finished as a journalism and creative writing major). If I wasn’t doing my current job (which I truly consider my dream job) I’d love to be an author or on stage.

Interesting Fact: My family’s obsession with Hamilton the musical has led the four of us to see the show and spend parts of vacations visiting historical sites in the past two years.

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