David McHam

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Instructional Associate Professor

Professor
  • Office: Communications Bldg, Room #221 
  • Email: dmcham@aol.com
  • Phone:  713-743-2872 
 
David McHam has been teaching journalism since 1961. He was at Baylor University from 1961 to 1974, at Southern Methodist University from 1974 to 1998, at the University of Texas at Arlington from 1998 to 2001 and at the University of Houston since. He teaches courses in writing and communication law. He is the author of Law and the Media in Texas, which has been in circulation since 1972. He was named the outstanding journalism teacher in the nation by the Society of Professional Journalists in 1994. He began his career in journalism at The Spartanburg (S.C.) Herald while still in high school. He has worked at The Waco News-Tribune, The Houston Post and the Dallas Times Herald. He has an undergraduate degree from Baylor and a master's from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.

Education

  • Master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University.
  • Bachelors degree from Baylor

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Teaching

  • Journalism
  • Writing and Communication law

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Selected Publications

  • Author of Law and the Media in Texas (1972)

 

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