John J. Pauly
Dr. John J. PaulyMarquette University

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-7231
Curriculum Vitae

Professor Emeritus in Journalism and Media Studies

Emeritus Faculty


Ph.D., Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1979)
M.S., Journalism, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1974)
B.S., Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1972)

Courses Taught

CCOM 3250: Corporate Writing
COMM 2500: Introduction to Communication Research Methods
COMM 4900: Mass Communication Theory and Research
JOUR 1100: Digital Journalism 1

Research Interests

History and sociology of the media
Journalism and public life
Journalism as a literary and cultural form
Cultural approaches to media research

Professional Experience

Corporate writing skills consultant for Citibank (1998), WilTel (1991-95), Fourth National Bank of Tulsa (1992), and Federal Home Loan Bank (1978)
Drama reviewer, The Courier, daily newspaper in Urbana, Illinois (1974-78)
Technical writer and editor, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers), Champaign, Illinois (part-time copyediting, proofreading, and writing, 1972-78)

Professional Affiliations

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
International Association for Literary Journalism Studies
International Communication Association
Online News Association

Selected Publications

Pauly, J., and Welburn, Janice S. (Spring 2015). The story of Robert Hall, in black and white. Marquette Lawyer Magazine, 20-21.

Pauly, John J. (Fall 2014). Why partisanship bothers us. Marquette Lawyer Magazine, 19.

Pauly John J. (July 2014). The New Journalism and the struggle for interpretation. Journalism: Theory, Practice, and Criticism, 15, 589-604.

Pauly, John J (2014). Ritual theory and the media. In R.S. Fortner and P.M. Fackler (Eds.)The handbook of media and mass communication theory (pp. 172-89). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Pauly, John (Fall 2011). Literary journalism and the drama of civic life. Literary Journalism Studies 3, 73-82.

Pauly, John (2011). Facing up to the media: Walter Ong and the embrace of technology. In S. van den Berg and T. Walsh (Eds.) Language, culture and identity: The legacy of Walter J. Ong, S.J. (pp. 173-84). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Pauly, John (Fall 2009). Is journalism interested in resolution, or only in conflict? Marquette Law Review, 93, 7-23.

Pauly, John J. (2008). New journalism. In W. Donsbach (Ed.) The international encyclopedia of communication, vol. 7 (pp. 3209-3211). Oxford, UK and Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

Pauly, John J. (2008). Literary journalism. In B. J. Evensen (Ed.) The responsible reporter: Journalism in the information age, 3rd edition (pp. 219-22). New York: Peter Lang.

Pauly, John J. and Oates, Thomas (December 2007). Sports journalism as moral and ethical discourse. Journal of Mass Media Ethics, 22, 332-47.

Pauly, John (Summer 2007). Blending journalism and communication studies. Journal of Magazine and New Media Research,9, 1-4. Available online.

Pauly, John J. and Hutchison, Liese (2006). Global corporations, Global public relations. In O. Boyd-Barrett (Ed.) Communications media, globalization and empire (pp. 227-41). Eastleigh, UK: Libbey.

Pauly, John J. and Hutchison, Liese (December 2005). Moral fables of public relations practice: The Tylenol and Exxon Valdez cases. Journal of Mass Media Ethics,, 20, 231-49.

Pauly, John J. (2005). Taming the wildest: What we’ve made of Louis Prima. In S. Jones and J. Jensen (Eds.), Afterlife as afterimage: Understanding posthumous fame (pp. 316-44). New York: Peter Lang.

Pauly, John (2004). Media studies and the dialogue of democracy. In R. Anderson, L.A. Baxter and K.N. Cissna (Eds.) Dialogue: Theorizing difference in communication studies (pp.243-58). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Pauly, John (February 1991). A beginner's guide to doing qualitative research in mass communication. Journalism Monographs 125. AEJMC

Honors and Awards

My 1991 article “A beginner’s guide to doing qualitative research in mass communication,” which continues to be taught in media research classes across the U.S., was honored in 2012 by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication as one of the top dozen manuscripts published in the 46-year history of Journalism and Communication Monographs.

Faculty Excellence Award, Student Government Association, Saint Louis University, 2006, 2002 (in recognition of outstanding teaching).

John J. Pauly Award for Outstanding Student Achievement, Saint Louis University, 2003-present. Awarded annually to honor a graduating communication major who hopes to put his or her education in the service of democracy, in careers such as political journalism, public interest law, government service, community organizing, or civil rights advocacy.

Fellowship for College Teachers, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1985-86.

Research Fellow, Center for Twentieth Century Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 1983-84.

Why Marquette

The philosopher John Dewey once wrote that “Of all affairs, communication is the most wonderful.” I have always approached the study of media and communication in that spirit. In our acts of communication, we summons up the world to lend it sense and make it intelligible for one another, but also to give ourselves shape and weight as human beings. I enjoy teaching at Marquette University because it deeply values that work of human formation. Our care for persons makes the Diederich College a wonderful place to study communication, media professions, and the digital and performing arts.