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Dane S. Claussen

Dane S. Claussen

Lecturer of Strategic Communications


341 Administration Building



  • B.S., Journalism, University of Oregon, 1984
  • M.S., Mass Communications, Kansas State University, 1996
  • MBA, University of Chicago, 1986
  • Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Georgia, 1999

Dane S. Claussen, Ph.D., is the Editor-in-Chief & Executive Director (CEO) of Nonprofit Sector News. He also has been Editor of Newspaper Research Journal (Nov. 2017-Sept. 2021) and Journalism & Mass Communication Educator (March 2006-Sept. 2012), both international scholarly journals published quarterly by the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication’s (AEJMC) and SAGE Publications.

Claussen was publisher and/or editor of daily, weekly, biweekly, and monthly newspapers and magazines in Washington, Oregon, and Wisconsin. He taught media management, media law, media ethics, media history, social science research methods, communication theory, public opinion, and media literacy courses, and the gamut of reporting/writing and editing courses, as a professor at Missouri State University, Point Park University, Shanghai International Studies University (China), and Thiel College. In both 2017 and 2021, he was one of two official nominees for AEJMC Vice-President, the position that automatically leads to President-Elect and then President.

He is a former Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada, and has been extensively involved with nonprofits for journalism, higher education, historic preservation, and philately. (He is a Hall of Fame inductee and former president of the American Philatelic Society Writers Unit.)

Anti-intellectualism in U.S. news media; U.S. newspaper management; integration of behavioral economics with media economics; U.S. news media coverage of religion; U.S. community journalism; men, masculinity and U.S. media; history of U.S. print news media, especially history of newspaper management/marketing.

Integrating behavioral economics with media economics

  • Anti-intellectualism in American Media: Magazines & Higher Education (Peter Lang, 2004)
  • Sex, Religion, Media (Rowman & Littlefield, 2002)
  • Standing on the Promises: The Promise Keepers & the Revival of Manhood (Pilgrim Press, 2000)
  • The Promise Keepers: Essays on Masculinity & Christianity (McFarland, 1999)

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347 Administration Building

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University of Idaho
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