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David A. Craig, University of Oklahoma

David A. Craig is associate dean for academic affairs and a professor of journalism in the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. The primary focus of his teaching and research is media ethics. He is the author of Excellence in Online Journalism: Exploring Current Practices in an Evolving Environment (Sage, 2011) and The Ethics of the Story: Using Narrative Techniques Responsibly in Journalism (Rowman & Littlefield, 2006). He is also co-editor with Lawrie Zion of Ethics for Digital Journalists: Emerging Best Practices (Routledge, 2015), which includes contributors from seven countries. Craig is a call-taker for the Chicago-based Ethics AdviceLine for Journalists and writes for the advice line’s blog He also contributed to the Online News Association’s Build Your Own Ethics Code project. He tweets about ethics and journalism practice issues at @dcraigok.

Craig worked for nine years as a news copy editor at the Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. He earned a B.S. in journalism from Northwestern University, an M.A. in communication from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He taught editing courses at Northwestern and Missouri during his years of graduate study. Craig has been on the faculty at Oklahoma since 1996. In 2010 the university awarded him a President’s Associates Presidential Professorship in recognition of his teaching and scholarship.