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Ralph Izard

Professor Emeritus | CV


Ralph Izard served as the interim dean of the Manship School from June 2010 to July 2011. Izard has been on the Manship School’s faculty since 2001 and  on the faculty at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University for many years, including 12 years as director. He specializes in ethics, First Amendment and journalistic writing. He was a Freedom Forum fellow at the Media Studies Center in New York from 1998-99 and was editor of the Newspaper Research Journal, 1988-2000 

Selected Publications

Izard, R. Lessons from Ground Zero (editor, with Jay Perkins). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2011.

Izard, R. Covering Disaster (editor, with Jay Perkins). New Brunswick, NJ, Transaction Publishers, 2010.

Izard, R. “Educational Diversity is Telling the Truth” (with Cleo Joffrion Allen), ASJMC Insights, Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, Fall 2006, pp. 26-28.

Izard, R. “Who Got to Talk About It: Sourcing and Attribution in Broadcast News Coverage of the First 24 Hours of the 9/11 Tragedy” (with Sonora Jha), Seattle Journal for Social Justice, Vol. 4, Issue 1 (Fall Winter 2005). Retrievable at

Izard, R. “9/11 TV, Newspapers Coverage Reveals Similarities, Differences,” (with Xigen Li), Media in an American Crisis: Studies of September 11, 2001 (New York: University Press of America, Inc., 2005, pp. 89-103.

Izard, R. “Mosaic of Scholarship, Professional Experience Needed,” (with Arlene Morgan), Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 25, Number 4, Fall 2004, pp. 6-12.

Izard, R. “9/11 Attack Coverage Reveals Similarities, Differences” (with Xigen Li), Newspaper Research Journal, Vol. 24, No. 1, Winter 2003, pp. 204-218.

Izard, R. Media in a Crisis Situation Involving National Interest: A Content Analysis of Major U.S. Newspapers and TV Networks Coverage of the 9/11 Tragedy (with Xigen Li), Newspaper Research Journal. 2003.

Izard, R., Hugh Culbertson and Donald Lambert, Fundamentals of News Reporting. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co., six editions.

Izard, R. and Marilyn Greenwald, Public Affairs Reporting: The Citizens’ News. Brown Publishing Co., two editions.

Izard, R. and Alvi McWilliams (editors), “Just Thought You’d Like to Know,” E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, 1993.

Izard, R. and John Maxwell Hamilton. (October 1998). “Bridging the Gap,” American Journalism Review, 16-17.

Izard, R.  (January 1999) “Carr Vattel Van Anda,” American National Biography, American Council of Learned Societies, Oxford University Press, 150-151.

Izard, R. (1994). “After the Campaign: How Media Cover Government,” The Practice of Political Communication.  Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Izard, R. (June 1991).  “Watching the Watchdog: Historical Foundations of American Journalism in the 1990s,” Sasaran (publication of the School of Mass Communication, Mara Institute of Technology, Malaysia), 21-23.

Izard, R. (Winter 1990-91).  “Maintaining Diversity at Ohio University,” ASJMC Insights, Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication, 30-31.

Izard, R. (Summer 1990). “Maintaining Diversity: Tips on minority hiring,” Newspaper Research Journal, 11 (3) 7-9. 

Davenport, L. and Ralph Izard. (Fall/Winter 1985-86). “News Media Restrictive Policies,” Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 1 (1), 4-9.

Marion, G. D. and Ralph Izard. (Spring/Summer 1986). “The Journalist in Life-Saving Situations: Detached Observer or Good Samaritan?,” Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 1 (2), 61-67.

Izard, R. (Summer 1985).  “Public Confidence in the News Media,” Journalism Quarterly, 247-255.

Izard, R. and Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver. (March 1984). “Pro Development Program Closing In on Goals,” The Quill, 25, 27.

Izard, R. (1977).  “The Professional Journalist,” Great Issues 77. Troy, Ala.:Troy State University Press, 3-7.