Richard G. Jones

Associate Teaching Professor, American Studies

Walter H. Annenberg-Edmund P. Joyce Director of the Gallivan Program in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy 


Richard Jones joined Notre Dame after spending nearly 20 years working as a journalist. He led the New York Times’ newsroom summer internship program and The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, a professional development program for collegiate members of the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. He was a reporter from 2001 to 2008; in 2014, he was named associate editor. As a reporter, he wrote about topics as varied as politics, criminal justice, the New Jersey Legislature and the New York Jets. He was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize by editors at the Times for a yearlong investigation into the failings of New Jersey’s child welfare system. Prior to joining the Times, he was a reporter at the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has previously held visiting faculty positions at New York University and the University of Delaware; as well as taught journalism at Rutgers University, American University, and the University of Maryland. Mr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Delaware and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, where he was awarded a Knight-Bagehot Fellowship. He has also advanced to Ph.D. candidacy in journalism studies at Maryland, where he is a Scripps-Howard Doctoral Fellow. A two-time winner of The New York Times Publisher’s Award, his reporting has been honored with awards from numerous organizations.


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