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Edward  Friedlander

Edward Friedlander

Edward Friedlander


Office: CIS 3114
Phone: 813/974-2591



Dr. Edward Jay Friedlander, who joined USF in 1995, is a Professor Emeritus in the School of Mass Communications. He was school director between 1995 and 2010, which is the longest tenure for an administrator in the history of the school. He came to USF in 1995 from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where he was chairperson of the Department of Journalism, and where he also holds Professor Emeritus rank. He is the co-author of three journalism textbooks used by more than 250 colleges and universities in the United States, including two dozen large state universities and numerous private universities such as Harvard. The books also have been used by dozens of universities in Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. In addition, he has written more than 25 academic articles and grant proposals, has edited three annual reports for the Federal Communications Commission and one non-fiction book for St. Martin's Press, and has produced one nationally distributed television documentary. Friedlander has been a reporter for newspapers in Wyoming, Pennsylvania, Colorado and Arkansas and his free-lance work has appeared in 40 other newspapers and a dozen national and regional magazines. He received his doctorate from the University of Northern Colorado, his master's degree from the University of Denver and his bachelor's degree from the University of Wyoming.


B.S., Journalism, University of Wyoming; M.A., Mass Communication, University of Denver; Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction with a mass communications emphasis, University of Northern Colorado.

Professional Experience

six years newspaper, wire service and magazine reporting and editing; one year radio and television reporting; one year public relations


USF since 1995; 22 years at other colleges and universities

Specialty Area

newswriting, reporting, newspaper and magazine feature writing, photojournalism and mass communications and society