Emily Metzgar is the Director of the School of Media and Journalism at Kent State University
Her research has appeared in publications including Communication Law & Policy, Political Communication, Journalism Studies and elsewhere. Her commentary has appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, USA Today, Los Angeles Times and other outlets. Metzgar is past head of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and the International Communication Section of the International Studies Association (ISA).
Metzgar’s first book, The JET Program and the U.S.-Japan Relationship: Goodwill Goldmine, was published by Lexington Books in 2017. Her next project, focused on the policy and politics of U.S. information diplomacy since World War II, is tentatively titled The American Narrative. Completion of that manuscript is expected in 2020.
As a 2012-2013 CPD Contributing Scholar in International Broadcasting, Metzgar has conducted research on the Broadcasting Board of Governors and its role as a media management organization for the United States government.
Metzgar's 2015-17 CPD Research Fellowship project was titled Journalism with Purpose: Foreign Policy, Domestic Politics & U.S. International Broadcasting and led to publication of Seventy Years of the Smith-Mundt Act and U.S. International Broadcasting: Back to the Future?
She currently serves at the Guest Editor for the CPD Perspectives series.
In The News:
Why Public Diplomacy Matters on the Korean Peninsula, October 10, 2018.
What's "In the Works" for Emily Metzgar? December 19, 2014.