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SoC enjoyed Dr. Marilyn Greenwald & Tim Doulin Archive Research Presentation

Research colloquium presenters share their public research expertise with SoC students & faculty.

Dr. Marilyn Greenwald and Timothy Doulin

Dr. Marilyn Greenwald, Professor of Journalism at E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, and Timothy Doulin, award-winning reporter presented: The Stories Can They Tell: Using Public Information to Get the Scoop, during the School of Communication Research Colloquium Series, this Friday, October 18 from 2 – 3 p.m. in Kolbe Hall 103.

Dr. Marilyn Greenwald shared methods journalists and researchers can use to glean important details from digital archives, and Timothy Doulin shared his experience as a court reporter, expanding on how public records can be requested for use in news stories. 

For additional coverage of the Colloquium series, look for updates on the School of Communication website and Facebook page

About our distinguished presenters:

Marilyn Greenwald, Ph.D.

Dr. Marilyn Greenwald earned her Ph.D. in communication at Ohio State University in 1991. She also earned a M.A. in journalism from OSU in 1984, and her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish in 1975.

She is currently a Professor of Journalism at E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University in Athens, and her teaching and research areas include: writing reviews and criticism, investigative reporting, and women in journalism. 

Greenwald worked as a business reporter and news reporter for the Columbus Citizens Journal from 1978 to 1985. In 1986 she worked as the business reporter for the Columbus Dispatch.

In an email interview last week Greenwald said that she “just completed a four-year project and turned in the manuscript last week for a biography of the journalist Pauline Frederick, who was the first woman network reporter.”

Frederick covered the United Nations for more than 20 years for NBC. She started as a print reporter, became a radio reporter when radio came of age, and then became a television correspondent when television was developed. The name of the book is “Pauline Frederick Reporting: A Broadcasting Pioneer Covers the Cold War.”

Timothy Doulin

Timothy Doulin worked as courthouse reporter and education reporter for the Columbus Dispatch from 1985-2009. Where he covered the end of desegregation in Columbus Public Schools. Doulin was also well known for his transportation blog, “The Cranky Commuter.”

During his 25 years of working as a journalist he won First Place Ohio Associated Press award for series of stories on corruption in the Franklin County Clerk of Courts office, 1999. Doulin served a member of a team of reporters who worked on these stories.  

In 1998 he shared first-place award from Society of Professional Journalists for breaking news story on the escape of an inmate from the Franklin County jail. Later, in 2005, he received print media award from the Ohio Pharmacists Association for excellence in reporting medication and pharmacy issues. 



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