- Position: Professor
- Department: Communication
- Office Location: Building 36, Room 114
- Campus: 850.474.3278
Dr. Swain, professor emeritus, served as department head 2001-2009 and taught journalism until his retirement in 2016.
His journalism experience included weekly newspaper editor, reporter for the Madison Capital Times and copy editor at the Louisville Courier-Journal. He also reported part-time for the Chicago Sun-Times and the New York Times.
He wrote journal articles, conference papers and freelance magazine articles.
The Southeast Journalism Conference named him its 2016 Outstanding Journalism Educator.
Degrees & Institutions:
He earned a bachelor’s degree at Davidson College, a master’s degree at Harvard University and a doctorate in college teaching from Columbia University, all in English.
Keywords: reporting practices, journalism ethics, news reporting, news editing