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Erica SalkinErica Salkin

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4704
Fax: 509.777.4512
Office Location: Lindaman Sem.Center 113
Email: esalkin@whitworth.edu

Education

Ph.D., M.A., B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty

2012

Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Censorship; Journalism; Media and Law; Public Relations; Digital Communication

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Books:

  • Salkin, E. and Shenkel, L. Student Speech Policy Readability in Public Schools (Palgrave Pivot, 2016).
  • Salkin, E. A “hazardous freedom:” Striking a balance between public school student speech rights and the effective educational environment (McFarland Press, 2016).

Publications:

  • Gutsche, R. and Salkin, E. (2017). “Behold the Monster: Mythical Explanations of Deviance and Evil in News of the Amish School Shooting.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Volume: 18 issue: 8, page(s): 994-1010.
  • Salkin, E. and Brown, J. (2015). "Separation Anxiety: Analyzing Media Coverage of Issues of Law and Faith in Town of Greece v. Galloway." Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion. Vol. 11, Article 2.
  • Gutsche, R. and Salkin, E. (2015) "Who lost what? An analysis of myth, loss, and proximity in news coverage of the Steubenville rape." Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism. Published online before print January 15, 2015, doi: 10.1177/1464884914566195.
  • Salkin, E. (2015) "Are Public Schools 'Captive Audiences?' How an Unsupported Term in Fraser Created a 'Mischievous Phrase' in Educational Speech Law." Communication Law and Policy, Vol. 20, Issue 1, p 35-53.
  • Gutsche, R. and Salkin, E. (2013) “It’s better than blaming a dead young man: Creating mythical archetypes in local coverage of the Mississippi River drownings.” Journalism: Theory, Practice and Criticism, Volume 14 Issue 1, 61-77.
  • Salkin, E. (2011) “The Speech, Not the Speaker: Protecting Public School Student Expression.” Communication Law Review, Volume 11, Issue 1, commlawreview.org.

Presentations:

  • “Beyond the Funnies: Humor, Satire and Student Press.” The State of our Satirical Union symposium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 20-21, 2018.
  • “An exploration of private school student media.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 9-12, 2017.
  • “Exploring the wall between Bible and Baphomet: Media coverage of church-state conflicts.” With Elizabeth Jacobs. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Chicago, Illinois, August 9-12, 2017.
  • “Readability and Rationale of Student Speech Policy.” Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, August 5-8, 2015.
  • “Behold the Monster: Mythical Explanations of Deviance and Evil in News of the Amish School Shooting.” With Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, August 5-8, 2015.
  • “Who lost what? An analysis of myth, loss, and proximity in news coverage of the Steubenville rape.” With Robert E. Gutsche, Jr. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, August 6-9, 2014.
  • “Unnamed and at risk? Examining anonymous student speech in the college/university environment.” With Lindsie Trego and Kathleen Vincent. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Montreal, Quebec, August 6-9, 2014.

Honors:

  • Faculty Service Award, Whitworth University, May 2018.
  • Most Influential Professor, Whitworth University Class of 2017.
  • Weyerhaeuser Center Award for the Integration of Vocation into Curriculum, Whitworth University, May 2016.
  • Top poster award, “Behold the Monster: Mythical Explanations of Deviance and Evil in News of the Amish School Shooting” with Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Critical and Cultural Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, August 2015.
  • Provost’s Junior Faculty Award, Whitworth University, May 2015.
  • Second place faculty paper, "Who lost what? An analysis of myth, loss, and proximity in news coverage of the Steubenville rape" with Robert E. Gutsche, Jr., Critical and Cultural Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, August 2014.
  • Joseph C. Beckham Dissertation of the Year, Education Law Association (ELA), 2012.