Stuart Adam

Affiliate and Journalism Scholar

G. STUART ADAM, Ph.D., is an Affiliate of the Poynter Institute and Professor Emeritus of Journalism at Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada.

Adam’s long association with the Institute started when he was named Visiting Scholar in 1990 and spent a year in residence writing and teaching. Subsequently, he served regularly as guest faculty in seminars and returned regularly from his day job in Canada to write essays on aspects of journalism and journalism education. He rejoined the Institute after retiring from Carleton as professor and its Vice-President (Academic) and Provost and served (2004 – 2008) as the Poynter Institute’s Journalism Scholarship Fellow.

Adam has written extensively on the philosophy of journalism, journalism education, ethics, freedom of expression, and the Canadian legal system. He is author of Notes Towards a Definition of Journalism (1993), and co-author and editor (with Roy Peter Clark) of Journalism: The Democratic Craft (2006). He also served (2005-2007) on a panel of experts appointed by UNESCO to write a report on journalism education titled Model Curricula for Journalism Education for Developing Countries and Emerging Democracies. (Paris, 2007).

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