Faculty & Staff


J. Ian Tennant

Journalism Professor

J. Ian Tennant has spent more than 30 years in the newspaper business as a reporter, photographer, layout artist, editor and part-owner. He has worked at weekly newspapers in Alberta and London, England, and dailies in Waco and Houston, Texas. In 2014, Ian obtained his doctoral degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin, where he also received his master’s degree in journalism in 1999. His research interests include media history, newspaper practices, business models and the future of news, international news, the ever-evolving world of digital news media, photography, and the coverage of Cuba. Ian has authored or co-authored research articles that have appeared in the Newspaper Research Journal and the International Journal on Media Management.