Laura Castañeda BA Snyder
NAHJ Academic At-Large Officer Laura Castañeda, Ed.D
Laura Castañeda, Ed.D., is a Professor of Professional Practice at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She has been a staff writer and columnist for The San Francisco Chronicle and The Dallas Morning News, and a staff writer and editor at The Associated Press in San Francisco, New York and Mexico. She has freelanced for a range of publications including The New York Times, USA Today’s Hispanic Living and Back to School magazines, and the Online Journalism Review, American Journalism Review and Columbia Journalism Review magazines. Scholarly articles have appeared in the journals Media Studies and Journalism and Mass Communication Educator. She co-authored “The Latino Guide to Personal Money Management” (Bloomberg Press 1999) and co-edited “News and Sexuality: Media Portraits of Diversity”(Sage Publications 2005).
Laura has earned undergraduate degrees in journalism and international relations from USC, a master’s degree in international political economy from Columbia University, and was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship in business and economics reporting from Columbia. Her doctorate is from USC’s Rossier School of Education. She served as Associate Director of the J-School for four years before returning to faculty.