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Tom Grier is a professor of mass communication at Winona State University, a position he has held since 2005. Grier teaches primarily journalism, photojournalism and public relations courses. Prior to this faculty position, Grier was Winona State's director of university communication for 18 years, serving as chief media liaison and being responsible for the university's marketing and communication plan. Grier also supervised the university's public relations and public information programming, and photo services operations. In 2001, Grier earned a doctorate degree in higher education leadership from the Department of Education Policy and Administration at the University of Minnesota. His dissertation focused on university presidents and employee morale at their institutions. Prior to that, Grier earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication in 1990, and a master's degree in English literature and creative writing in 1997, both from Winona State University.

It’s Not All Doom and Gloom for Photojournalism Students

Tweet Photojournalism students, as well as those in other mass communication programs, are worried there won’t be jobs for them when they graduate. The news media, trade journals, and even educators are forecasting the collapse of newspapers and downsizing of jobs in other media. Tweet

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