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Debra Mason

Professor
School of Journalism
Journalism
573-882-9257
MasonDl@missouri.edu

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Biography

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Debra Mason has more than twenty five years of professional reporting, research, and teaching experience Her major religion and media research work includes a content audit of religion news spanning fifty years and the largest telephone survey of religion journalists. Mason also serves on the editorial board and is book review editor for the Journal of Media and Religion. Mason holds a doctoral degree in mass communication from Ohio University in Athens, a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago and a master’s in theological studies from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She is a member of the American Academy of Religion, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Council for National Journalism Organizations, among many others.

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