Dr. Christine Eschenfelder

Assistant Professor

Dr. Christine Eschenfelder
615-898-2141
Abernathy Hall (ABER)
MTSU Box 64, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Departments/Programs

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Florida (2014)
  • M.A., University of Memphis (2008)
  • B.S., University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (1997)

Biography

Christine Eschenfelder began teaching at the MTSU School of Journalism in the fall of 2015, bringing to the classroom years of professional experience in television news. She worked for more than a dozen years in television news as a reporter, anchor, assignment manager, and producer in local television markets. She is dedicated to diversity and generating stories with viewer benefit. Christine also believes in the power of great storytelling; bringing an issue to life through exceptional wri...

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Christine Eschenfelder began teaching at the MTSU School of Journalism in the fall of 2015, bringing to the classroom years of professional experience in television news. She worked for more than a dozen years in television news as a reporter, anchor, assignment manager, and producer in local television markets. She is dedicated to diversity and generating stories with viewer benefit. Christine also believes in the power of great storytelling; bringing an issue to life through exceptional writing and captivating images. She has been honored with several industry awards including the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award.

Dr. Eschenfelder earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Florida. She is passionate about teaching the skills, theories, and ethics of the profession to young journalists. Dr. Eschenfelder is strongly focused on the future of journalism and has a commitment to excellence in teaching. The courses she teaches at MTSU include Media Ethics and Electronic News Writing. Dr. Eschenfelder taught broadcast journalism courses at the University of Florida before joining the journalism faculty at MTSU.

Her research focuses on newsroom diversity, women in television news, work-life balance, and broadcast journalism educational.

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