Linda S Bowen

Linda S Bowen

Professor / Associate Chair, 2022-23 - Journalism

Linda Bowen, Journalism professor and immediate past department chair (2012-2022) at California State University, leads the California Press Foundation's Journalism Education Collaborative, the CSUN Journalism Department project in partnership with the Foundation that produced the “State of Journalism Education” census and statewide database.

Prof. Bowen has taught numerous courses, primarily in news reporting, writing and ethics skills sequence, features as well as investigative reporting and senior project; coordinated the annual Fall CSUN High School Journalism Day conference for young journalists for more than 15 years, and led several other projects and initiatives.

Before joining the Department as a lecturer in Fall 1999, Bowen was a practicing journalist, gaining extensive professional reporting/editing and newsroom management experience at several California community newspapers. Her academic career focused on teaching journalism skills, integrating media literacy concepts and fostering civic engagement through community and K-12 projects, such as the nationally recognized Media Mentors program in which university students taught news skills to high school journalists.

Former Society of Professional Journalists, Greater Los Angeles pro chapter board president, she also served as associate board member and CSUN student chapter adviser, and previously taught journalism at Santa Barbara City College and University of California, Santa Barbara.

  • M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies 2005, California State University, Northridge
  • B.A. Journalism 1974, California State University Fresno

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Professor / Associate Chair, 2022-23

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