Journalism & Public Relations Faculty

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Journalism & Public Relations Faculty — Shawn Murphy

Chair, Professor of Journalism
Cardinal Points Advisor


  • M.A., Journalism (Print), Northeastern University.
  • B.A., English (Writing), Plymouth State College.

Teaching Areas

  • Reporting and newswriting.
  • Advanced reporting.
  • Reporting masterpieces.
  • U.S. press history.
  • Introduction to journalism.
  • Newspaper practicum.


Shawn W. Murphy is the chair of the Department of Journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh. Murphy also serves as faculty adviser to Cardinal Points, the award-winning weekly student newspaper. Murphy also has taught and advised at Midland Lutheran College (Nebraska) and Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Prior to teaching, Murphy worked throughout New England and in Florida as a reporter, editor and photographer for several community newspapers and a news magazine.

Contact Shawn Murphy:

Office: Ward Hall 241
Phone: (518) 564-2422