Professor Jim Hoyt

hoytOver a 30-year career as a broadcast educator, he had a profound effect on literally thousands of journalism students. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in journalism from the UW-Madison and began his teaching career in 1970 at Indiana University. In 1973, he returned to Madison where he remained until his retirement in 2001. He headed the University’s School of Journalism television news sequence for over 20 years and during that time authored two texts, Mass Media in Perspective and Writing News for Broadcast. He was a key member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Committee on Cameras in the Courtroom in 1978-79, which authored Wisconsin’s pioneering policy permitting cameras in courtrooms.

During his academic career, he also worked as a TV newsman at WTMJ-TV, Milwaukee, as a news anchor at WHA-TV, Madison and as a producer-editor at NBC News in Washington, D.C. He was honored by receiving an “Excellence in Journalism Education” internship from the Radio-Television News Directors Association and was named Educator of the Year by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.

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  1. Thank you Professor Hoyt for teaching decades of Journalists how to be fair and balanced. You are the best.

    John Pertzborn
    St Louis

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