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Media, Communications and Journalism


Gary Rice, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

(559) 278-2026 
McKee Fisk 233


Ph.D., M.A., American History, University of Texas at Austin
B.A. Applied Arts and Sciences, Southwest Texas State University

Research Interests

War and Media; Community Journalism, International Journalism

Teaching areas

Community Journalism, International Journalism, Investigative Reporting, Public Affairs Reporting 


Director, Community Journalism program
Director, Central California War Veterans Oral History Project
Director, San Joaquin Valley Scholastic Journalism Conference

Community Journalism: Under the direction of Dr. Gary Rice, a 21-year reporting and editing veteran, students produce stories for area newspapers and magazines including The Fresno Bee, Vida en al Valle; Reedley Exponent, Sanger Herald, Fowler Ensign, Madera Tribune, Visalia Times-Delta, Fresno magazine and other publications.

Since the program's inception in 2004, students have published more than 1,600 stories professionally, won four professional awards for public service journalism (Gruner Awards) and finished as runner-up for three others. Student work as been cited by the Fresno County grand jury and led to criminal investigations.