Dr. Elliot King is professor and chair of the Department of Communication at Loyola University Maryland, where he is the founder and supervisor of an online M.A. program in Emerging Media. He has written about the impact of new communication technology for 30 years and is the author of seven books including Best Practices in Online Program Development (Routledge, 2014) and Planning Strategically for Online Education (Routledge, forthcoming) He has also written extensively about the impact of the Internet on journalism, including Free for All: The Internet’s Transformation of Journalism (Northwestern University Press 2010) which was the first history of the Internet and the news media and The Online Journalist (Harcourt Brace, 1995) which was one of the first books to explain how journalists could use the Internet for reporting.

Dr. King began teaching online in 1999, when he was a member of the faculty of a Pan Asian Master’s Degree program in journalism sponsored by the Ateneo de Manila University, the premier private university in The Philippines. In that program, he taught students in six Asian countries including The Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam, Nepal and Bengla Desh. He has been teaching online ever since and launched the online M.A. program at Loyola in 2013. The program currently has 100 students.

A recipient of a Digital Humanities grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities, he is the founder of the Media History Exchange, a social network and archive for media historians and executive chair of the Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference, an annual interdisciplinary conference for people studying media and communication history.

Prior to entering the academic world, Dr. King edited Scientific Computing and Automation, a professional journal that looked at the ways new computer technology was changing scientific research and was a co-founder of Unisphere Research, which conducted research into Information Technology issues for companies such as IBM. Over the years, he has written hundreds of articles for popular, professional and academic journals.

He received an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in Media Sociology from the University of California, San Diego. He blogs at University5dot0.com and you can follow him on Twitter @elliotkingphd

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