Joel Campbell

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Joel B. Campbell graduated from Brigham Young University in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in journalism studies. He received an associate's degree in journalism from BYU–Idaho in 1985, and after receiving his bachelor's degree, received a graduate degree from Ohio State University. He is an associate professor of journalism at BYU, and is the managing editor of the University student paper, The Universe.

In 2010 Campbell received the Utah Press Association’s John E. Jones Award. The award recognized individuals committed to the preservation of newspapers. Campbell's papers are constantly published in academic and professional journals and newspapers. In 2012 Campbell published a textbook entitled Making it Work: Strengthening the Relationship between Journalists and PR Practitioners. He also regularly publishes columns in The Salt Lake Tribune.

Throughout his career Campbell has been the Society of Professional Journalists' National Freedom of Information (FOI) Chair and has also served in other capacities on the FOI committee. He worked for the Deseret News for fifteen years.

In 2012, Campbell and fellow professor Kris Boyle presented a paper entitled Baptism of Fire: A Comparative Analysis of Media Coverage of the LDS Church’s Practice of Proxy Baptisms. In 2014, the paper was accepted into the Journal of Media and Religion.

In 2016, Campbell conducted research concerning the change and evolution of political endorsements by different news industries.

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