Dr. Jason Peterson

Assistant Professor of Communication (2017)
Email: jpeterson@jsu.edu
Phone: (256) 782-5389

Ph.D. - Mass Communication, The University of Southern Mississippi
M.A.- Journalism, The University of Georgia
B.A. - Mass Communication, Georgia College and State University

Teaching Areas: Introduction to Journalism, Communication Law, Internet Production, Global Journalism and Ethics

Dr. Peterson's research interests include journalism during the Civil Rights Movement, student journalism, and sports journalism. Peterson's first book, Full Court Press: Mississippi State University, the Press, and the Battle to Integrate College Basketball was published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2016. Peterson received the J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic from the American Journalism Historians Association in 2009 and was again honored by the organization in 2012 as a finalist for The Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize. Peterson’s research has been published in the text, From Jack Johnson to LeBron James: Essays on Sports, Race, and the Media and the journal American Journalism.

Prior to entering academia, Peterson worked as a journalist for The Macon Telegraph in Macon, Georgia, and The Daily Herald in McDonough, Georgia, and served as the Publications and Marketing Coordinator for the College of Education and Psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi.