PhD, Philip Merrill College of Journalism, University of Maryland
Megan Fromm, PhD, is an assistant professor at Colorado Mesa University and faculty for the Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change, a summer study abroad program. She is also the Educational Initiatives Director for the Journalism Education Association.
Fromm received her doctorate in 2010 from the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland. Her dissertation analyzed how news media frame student First Amendment court cases, particularly those involving freedom of speech and press. Her work and teaching centers on media education, scholastic journalism, media literacy and media and democracy. She has also worked as a journalist and high school journalism teacher and regularly teaches at journalism education workshops around the country.
Fromm is an active member of JEA's Scholastic Press Rights Commission and is the organization's curriculum leader for news literacy education. As a working journalist, Fromm won numerous awards, including the Society of Professional Journalists Sunshine Award and the Colorado Friend of the First Amendment Award. Her first co-authored textbook, Student Journalism and Media Literacy, was released in November 2014. Fromm has recently authored chapters on media literacy pedagogy and social media and youth empowerment. She also writes for PBS' MediaShift website, EducationShift, on topics such as media and journalism education.