Stephanie Craft

Stephanie Craft
Department Head; Professor of Journalism
119 Gregory Hall
  • PhD in Communication, Stanford University
  • MA in Journalism, University of Missouri
  • BA in History, Washington University in St. Louis
Course Specialties
  • Introduction to Journalism
  • Journalism Ethics & Diversity
  • History of American Journalism
  • Women in Journalism

Stephanie Craft is Professor and Head of the Department of Journalism. Prior to joining the Illinois faculty, she chaired the Journalism Studies faculty at the University of Missouri School of Journalism. Craft is a former head of the Journalism Studies Division of the International Communication Association and of the Media Ethics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Before earning a doctorate, Craft worked as a journalist for newspapers in California, Arkansas and Washington.

Research/Creative Endeavor

Stephanie Craft's research addresses definitions and measures of news literacy, how journalists articulate norms of practice, and journalism ethics. She also is co-author of the textbook Principles of American Journalism (Routledge), now in its third edition. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Media Ethics, Journalism Practice and Journalism & Communication Monographs.