Joel Campbell is an associate teaching professor in Comms Studies in Brigham Young University School of Communications. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University. Previously, he worked for nearly 20 years as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Salt Lake City. He teaches media writing, journalism principles, media and religion, media ethics and research courses. His research interest is media and religion, but has also been active in First Amendment and Freedom of Information research and advocacy. He is a former correspondent for Columbia Journalism Review’s States Project is the 2015 Utah researcher for the Global Integrity Transparency Project. He has presented or published papers on media coverage of the Mitt Romney’s Mormonism, Artemus Ward’s 19th Century “Among the Mormons” show, media coverage of Mormons’ posthumous baptism of Jews, “The Mormon” newspaper in New York City from 1850-1857, and Marie Ogden’s New Age “Home of Truth” colony in southeastern Utah.