Elizabeth Burt teaches courses in journalism and media studies including news writing, news reporting, journalism history, media and society, women and the media, and a humanities-based course on freedom of expression. Now a Professor, she received her Ph.D in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin, a Master of Science in Print Journalism from Boston University, and a B.A. in French from City University of New York.
Before joining the School of Communication, Professor Burt worked as a journalist, translator, magazine editor, freelance writer, and high school teacher. She has traveled widely and lived in Milan, Italy, New York, Boston, and Wisconsin before settling in Connecticut.
Professor Burt's research focuses on journalism during the Progressive Era (1880-1920) and often examines issues affecting women and women journalists. She has published two books on these topics (Women's Press Organizations, 1881-1999 and The Progressive Era: Debating Historical Issues in the Media of the Time) and has won awards from the American Journalism Historians Association and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for her research.
If she is not in archives examining newspapers from the last two centuries, you’ll likely find her working in her garden, planning landscaping projects for friends and family, or working in community garden projects.
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