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Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair in the Business of Journalism

Email: julia.wallace@asu.edu
Office: Room 363
Phone: 602.496.5169
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Curriculum Vitae

Business and Future of Journalism, JMC 473
Ethics of Journalism, MCO 530

Julia Wallace Julia Wallace is the Frank Russell Chair in the Business of Journalism and leads various innovative efforts at Cronkite. She teaches entrepreneurship, ethics and gender in the media workplace. She also heads a training program for the Corporation of Public Broadcasting; the Mayo Clinic-Cronkite Medical Journalism Fellowship and oversees the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Desk at Cronkite News.

Before joining the Cronkite School, she was a top media executive and high-ranking editor at four major newspapers. She was the first woman editor-in-chief of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and led a successful effort to converge TV, newspaper, radio and digital organizations at Cox Media Group Ohio. She also was managing editor of the Arizona Republic, the Chicago Sun-Times and USA Today. She and Senior Associate Dean Kristin Grady Gilger have written a book on women leaders in the media: “There’s No Crying in Newsrooms: What Women Have Learned About What It Takes to Lead.”

She was named the 2004 Editor of the Year by Editor & Publisher Magazine. Her alma mater, Northwestern University, inducted her into the Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement and awarded her the Alumni Merit Award. While she was editor in Atlanta, the newspaper won two Pulitzer prizes. She is a national board member of the Alzheimer’s Association.