Assistant Professor, Communication and Multimedia Journalism
PhD, Communication Studies, 2016, McGill University (Canada)
M.A., Anthropology, 2002, Syracuse University, Syracuse (USA)
B.A., Ethnomusicology, 1999, University of Washington, Seattle (USA)
Professor of Multimedia Journalism and Communication at Lebanese American University, Dr. Gretchen King also serves as the Director of Pedagogy and Curriculum Design at LAU’s Institute for Media Research and Training, where she serves as advisor and co-facilitator of the “Rally against Apartheid” educational initiative. An award-winning journalist, Dr. King served as news director at CKUT 90.3 FM in Montreal for ten years for which she was presented the Community Radio “Legend”/Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011 presented by the National Campus and Community Radio Association of Canada. Dr. King co-founded numerous multimedia initiatives, including “Radio Free Palestine” an international, twenty-four hour radio broadcast that marks the anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba. Dr. King also helped to co-found the Community Media Advocacy Centre in 2015, and where she continues to act as a research consultant. Her scholarship focuses on nonprofit, Indigenous, and community media research, policy, teaching, and practice; journalism studies; critical audience studies; feminist and gender studies; alternative media and community radio in the regions of North America, North Africa, and West Asia.