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Jeffrey M. McCall

Professor of Communication, DePauw University

Jeffrey M. McCall is a Professor of Communication at DePauw University. A Rector Scholar as a student at DePauw, after graduation he earned a master’s degree from the University of Illinois and a PhD from the University of Missouri.

He is a recognized authority on media and journalistic ethics and standards, having been interviewed and quoted by over 100 newspapers, including the New York Times, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Chicago Tribune and others. He is a contributing op-ed columnist on contemporary media issues, his columns appearing in a number of papers such as the Indianapolis Star, Miami Herald, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chicago Tribune and others. He has made a number of appearances on radio and television shows.

McCall teaches courses in broadcast journalism, communication ethics, media law and media culture. He is the faculty supervisor of DePauw’s nationally recognized radio station, WGRE-FM, which involves over 200 students each semester. He has received teaching awards from Mortar Board, Student Congress, and the Sears-Roebuck Foundation for Teaching Excellence. He is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Indiana University Center for Civic Literacy.

He serves as an editorial consultant for the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. He has professional media experience as a radio news director and as a correspondent for National Public Radio. He has also been a newspaper reporter and political media consultant.

McCall is the author of the book, "Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences," published by Rowman & Littlefield.


  • –present
    Professor of Communication, DePauw University


  • 1985 
    PhD - University of Missouri, Gregory Fellowship


  • 2007
    Viewer Discretion Advised: Taking Control of Mass Media Influences, Rowman & Littlefield publishers

Grants and Contracts

  • 2014
    Faculty Fellowship
    author of media analysis
    Funding Source:
    DePauw University

Professional Memberships

  • Broadcast Education Association