Keith Greenwood


Most of my teaching is in photojournalism. The courses I regularly teach:

History of Photojournalism
This course spans the history of photography from 1839 (and a little before) to the present. The focus is primarily on American photojournalism in the documentary tradition and considers the cultural, political and economic contexts that shape the creation and presentation of photojournalism content.

Photography in Society
This graduate seminar considers the role photography plays in society, how ideas are communicated visually and effects on the meaning that is made from photographs. The course incorporates cultural/aesthetic considerations to critically assess photographs before considering the work of several photographers and subjects. DIfferent approaches to research using photography are considered as well.

Electronic Photojournalism (EPJ)
This is a multimedia course for photojournalism. The emphasis is partly on using audio, video and stills to tell a story, and partly on presenting the story online in an interactive environment. This class is always evolving and currently spans html for web and mobile devices, e-book creation and concepts related to app development.

I have also taught:

Philosophy of Journalism
Philosophical issues underlying journalism, including positive and negative concepts of individual freedom. social responsibility, the meaning of journalism as an institution and of journalist as an individual. The course examines normative roles of journalism and the relationship between objectivity and transparency and truth telling.

Doctoral Research Seminar
This course focuses on the development of doctoral students in the Missouri School of Journalism as scholars and teachers. Topics in the course include development of a research program and statement, development of a teaching philosophy, research funding, presentation of scholarship and job seeking.