Daniel Berkowitz

Daniel Berkowitz
School of Journalism & Mass Communication, Graduate College
University of Iowa

Dr. Dan Berkowitz's research interests focus on social and cultural approaches to the study of news, especially news narratives, collective memory, and the media/terrorism interface. He teaches public relations, sociology of news, and media & terrorism. He was director of research and communication at Associated Oregon Loggers; information representative for the Department of Environmental Quality in Eugene, OR.; public information specialist at McKenzie-Willamette Hospital in Springfield, OR.; and a public relations consultant and freelance writer. He also worked as a DJ and community affairs director at KATA-AM, Arcata, CA. Dr. Berkowitz joined the Iowa faculty in 1988. He has served as Associate Dean for Student & Administrative Affairs in the University of Iowa Graduate College since 2007. He holds a BS in forest resource management, an MS in journalism, and a PhD in mass communications.