Assistant Professor of Journalism

Stephen_Goforth_1.JPG Assistant Professor Stephen Goforth teaches multimedia journalism, news writing, reporting, and digital newsgathering. In order to help students better grasp the move toward digital communication, he authored a textbook titled Media Shift: Journalism in a Connected World. His website helps students and professionals stay abreast of changes and trends taking place in new media.

He stepped into teaching after working more than seven years at CNN as a anchor, writer and producer, covering stories such as the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He shared in the network’s Peabody Award for Hurricane Katrina coverage and DuPont Award for coverage of the tsunami disaster in South Asia, as well as an Edward R. Murrow Award for coverage of the Middle East conflict. He contributed to the network’s Emmy award-winning coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks and CNN’s post 9/11 coverage which earned an Overseas Press Club Award.

Stephen maintains several news sites including and He launched his media career with his father, who owns three Christian-formatted radio stations in Mobile, Alabama. Stephen went on to earn his Masters Degree in Journalism from The American University in Washington, D.C. While in the nation’s capital, he anchored radio network news for Salem Radio Network and worked in a variety of TV positions covering Congress and the federal courts.

Stephen combines provocative videos, intense discussion and the latest research to encourage students toward critical thinking about the media and its influence on American society.

Visit Stephen's blog Becoming.