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Contact InformationOffice L-305A508-929-8015Barbara.Zang@worcester.eduEducationB.A., University of MissouriM.A., University of ToledoM.A., University of MissouriPh.D., Indiana UniversityI’ve testified before Congress, traveled around the world on my own for nearly three and a half years, walked about 450 miles of the Camino de Santiago from the French side of the Pyrenees across the north of Spain, and, after the summer of 2015, visited all of the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia. I’m a proponent of study abroad. I supervised 21 University of Missouri journalism interns in London for a semester. I took WSU students on short-term study trips to England and Italy. I’ve served as president of a national children’s organization, provided training and technical assistance to community groups and university colleagues in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Russian Federation, and served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Ukraine. I’ve studied in Spain, Mexico and Argentina. My Spanish still isn’t great. I’ve been a reporter, copy editor, columnist or photo editor at five newspapers, produced a short film that was distributed nationally, and I am the co-author of one and co-editor of three books. My doctoral dissertation won a national research award. I’m interested in the role of the press in democracies, particularly our own, and more recently have been working in the area of pilgrimage studies. Yes, there’s a connection.I was born in New Jersey, grew up in the Midwest and have lived in Worcester since joining the faculty of Worcester State in 2002. I enjoy exploring the cities and towns of New England, walking on the rail trail, sharing meals with friends and keeping my houseplants alive. It’s a struggle.
BooksBoth, Deborah, & Zang, Barbara (Eds.). (1990). The working poor in America: A sourcebook for journalists. Washington, DC: National Academy Press. 240 pp.
Zang, Barbara (Ed.). (1988). Hunger in America: A sourcebook for journalists. Columbia: School of Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Zang, Barbara, & Blank, Helen. (1982). Child watch: Looking out for America's children. Washington, DC: Children's Defense Fund.
Zang, Barbara (Ed.). (1980). How to get help for kids: A reference guide to services for handicapped children. New York: Gaylord Professional Publishers and Neal-Schuman. 245 pp.
Zang, Barbara. (1999, Fall). No visa required: Journalism’s journey across anthropology’s borders. Interpreting cultures: A symposium. Bloomington: Indiana University Department of Anthropology, 43-50.
Zang, Barbara. (1999, Summer). Thinking globally in J105 News. Chalkboard. The Program for Excellence in Teaching. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri.
Zang, Barbara. (1997, Fall). Civic journalism. Urban Journalism, a collection of papers published by the Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellin, Colombia.
Zang, Barbara. (1995, Winter). [Review of Public journalism and public life: Why telling the news is not enough]. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 72 (4), 976-978.
Zang, Barbara. (1994, March/April). The activist: A paper that really gets involved. Columbia Journalism Review, 12-13.
Zang, Barbara. (1993, Fall). Out of the youth culture ghetto: Media writing as field work. QS News, newsletter of the Qualitative Studies Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2-3, 11.
Zang, Barbara. (1990, April). 1990s: Decade of picture editors. News Photographer, 1-4.
Gentry, James K., & Zang, Barbara. (1989). Characteristics of graphics managers at metropolitan dailies. Newspaper Research Journal, 10 (4), 85-95.
Gentry, James K., & Zang, Barbara. (1989, January-February). The graphics editor takes charge. Washington Journalism Review, 24-28.
Zang, Barbara. (1989). Hunger in America: Public charity or public issue? IRE Journal, 12 (2), 5-8.