Joy Leopold | Webster University

Joy Leopold

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Assistant Professor; Media Communications


Communications and Journalism

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)

Areas of Expertise and Research

  • Digital news
  • Civic participation
  • Acts of resistance
  • Protest and organizing for civil change

Courses Taught

JOUR  3300 Newspaper Production
MEDC 2200 Ethics in the Media


PhD, Journalism and Media Management, School of Communication, University of Miami, 2018
MS, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, College of Business, University of Texas at Dallas, 2012
BA, Print Journalism, Minor, Philosophy, Manship School of Journalism, Louisiana State University, 2010


Dr. Joy Leopold is a recent graduate of the University of Miami in Miami. Her research interests include digital news, civic participation, and acts of resistance, including protests and organizing for social change. She has worked as a staff writer as well as a freelance writer. Leopold taught courses at the University of Miami while completing her doctoral degree. She joins the School of Communications at Webster University as a visiting assistant professor of media communications teaching news production and media ethics courses.

Contact Information

Office phone 314-246-8269
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