Indiana University School of Journalism at IUPUI

Sherry Ricchiardi

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Professor
E-mail: sricchia@iupui.edu
Office: IT581

Education:

  • Iowa State University, Ph.D. ’86 (higher education with emphasis in journalism and mass communications)
  • University of Missouri, M.Ed.’71
  • University of Missouri, BJ ’67 (journalism)
  • University of Missouri, BA ’66 (English literature)

Experience:

  • Senior writer, American Journalism Review, specializing in international issues
  • Consultant/media trainer. International Center for Journalists, Washington, D.C. Consultant for ICFJ on journalism and trauma project 2009 and co-author of manual for South/Central American journalists titled “Disaster and Crisis Coverage,” January 2010.
  • Advisory committee, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Columbia University
  • Writing coach for Pulliam Fellows, Indianapolis Star
  • Consultant, Crimes of War Project, Washington, D.C., January 2000 to 2002 and 2004 to 2005. Roy Gutman, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and foreign editor for Newsday, founded COW.
  • 1971-87: The Des Moines Register, investigative reporter, Sunday magazine writer, international travel columnist

Teaching experience:

  • Indiana University
  • University of Missouri School of Journalism
Honors 2009-2011:
  • Appointed to Fulbright Specialist National Peer Review Committee, 2011.
  • Fulbright Specialist grant to lecture at Zagreb University Department of Journalism Studies, Zagreb, Croatia, spring 2010.
  • Prestigious External Award Recognition, Certificate of Excellence, IUPUI Chancellor’s Academic Honors Convocation, April 2010.
  • Appointed to advisory board for Irina Project, a web-based resource on human trafficking, University of North Carolina, 2010. [Authored cover story for Global Journalist on “21st Century Slavery,” Fall 2010.]
  • First place, National Press Club award for press criticism, body of work, American Journalism Review, 2009. Included stories on media coverage – or lack of it – in Afghanistan and Iraq. Won same first place award in 2003.
American Journalism Review articles, 2006-2011:
  • “Playing Defense: News organization plotting strategies to protect journalists covering organized crime,” Summer 2010, Vol. 32, No. 2, pp 42 – 47.
  • “Plugging the Gap: Chicago News Cooperatives Bold New Experiment,” Spring 2010, Vol. 32, No. 1, pp. 20 – 27.
  • “The Anti-Anchor: Shep Smith Calls Them Like He Sees Them,” cover story for Winter 2009, Vol. 31, No. 5., pp. 14 – 21.
  • “Assignment AfPak,” cover story for August/September 2009, Vol. 31, No. 4., pp. 14 – 21.
  • “Offscreen: How news outlets dropped the ball on the critically important war in Afghanistan,” cover story October/November 2008, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 16 – 23.
  • “Off the Radar: How the media lost interest in the Iraq War,” cover story for June/July 2008, Vol. 30, No. 3, pp. 20 – 27.
  • “Second Time Around: How are news media handling the Bush administrations allegations against Iran?” February/March 2008, Vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 34 – 39.
  • “Hometown Horror: Media Coverage of Shootings at Virginia Tech,” June/July 2007, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 12 – 13.
  • “Iron Curtain Redux: Repressive Climate for Russian Journalists,” February/March 2007, Vol. 29. No. 2, pp. 50 to 57.
  • “Obstructed View: How Danger and High Costs Limit Iraq Coverage,” April/May 2007, Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 26 – 33.
  • “The Limits of Parachute Journalism in Global Reporting,” October/November 2006, Vol. 25, No. 5, pp. 40 – 47.
  • “The Forgotten War in Afghanistan,” August/September 2006, Vol. 28, no. 4, pp. 48 – 55.
  • “Out of Reach: How Danger Limits Coverage in Iraq,” April/May 2006, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 24 – 31.
Affiliations:
  • Committee of Concerned Journalists
  • The Fulbright Association
  • Investigative Reporters and Editors
  • International Womens Media Foundation