baldasty-150x200Ph.D, Communications, University of Washington, 1978


Gerald Baldasty; Professor, and Provost and Executive Vice President, is interested in economic aspects of media; media organizations; media and politics; race, class, and gender.

Selected Publications

Vigilante Newspapers: A Tale of Sex, Religion, & Murder in the Northwest (University of Washington Press, 2005).

E.W. Scripps and the Business of Newspapers, Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, (1999).

The Commercialization of News in the Nineteenth Century, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, (1992).

“The Press and Politics in the Age of Jackson,” Journalism Monographs (1984).

Service, Affiliations & Awards

Recipient, UW Distinguished Teaching Award, 2000.

Member, editorial boards for American Journalism, Journalism History, Journalism Educator.

Director, UW Teaching Academy

Member, University Book Store Board of Trustees

Member, UW Press Committee

Co-chair, University of Washington’s two leading lectureships (the Jesse and John Danz Lectureship and the Walker-Ames Lectureship)