Marguerite Moritz is Professor Emerita and UNESCO Chair in International Journalism Education at the University of Colorado, Boulder. She made her first trip to China in 1981as a Gannet Fellow in Asian Studies and over the span of her career has been a visiting scholar at major universities in Shanghai, Xian and Beijing. Her workshops and seminars on China Through TIME examine the magazine’s impact on perceptions of China during the reign of founder Henry Luce and are underwritten by CU’s Center for Asian Studies.
Dr. Moritz began her career as a journalist and her research looks at professional codes and practices in contemporary news and entertainment media. She examines the creation and use of images in the digital era and has written extensively on the intersection of race, class and gender in visual depictions of women, gays, Muslims and other marginalized groups. Her work on crisis reporting began two decades ago when she wrote, produced and directed the documentary Covering Columbine which examines journalistic ethics in reporting school shootings.
Dr. Moritz served as Faculty Director of International Graduate Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder from 2005-2008. She was on the board of governors of the National TV Academy, Heartland Chapter, and was a founding member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation’s National Research Advisory Board. She currently is producing a documentary on Germany’s higher education system for the Goethe Institute.
Her doctorate is from the Dept. of Radio, Television and Film at Northwestern University.