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Betty Winfield

Curators' Professor Emerita
School of Journalism


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Winfield, Betty

Winfield is a specialist in political communication and mass media history and has been a member of the Missouri School of Journalism faculty since 1990. She also holds appointments in the Department of Political Science and the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri.

Her current research focuses on how journalists use history, why and with what outcomes, such as for attitude, credibility, knowledge, newsworthiness, understanding and perceived importance.

In 2012, Winfield served as a Fulbright Distinguished Chair of American Studies at the University of Warsaw, Poland where she taught graduate seminars on mass media and politics as well as American mass media history.

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