Professor of Communication returns from sabbatical
Joanne Lisosky, PLU Professor of Communication, returned from sabbatical this fall after completing a manuscript for her book and traveling and teaching in Azerbaijan.
In the summer and fall of 2010 Lisosky completed the manuscript for a book titled, “War on Words: Who Should Protect Journalists.” The book activity was developed and completed along with 2007 PLU graduate and Fulbright alum, Jennifer Henrichsen. The book is an 80,000-word text offering historical background on coverage of conflict around the world as well as current international policies to protect journalists who risk their lives to tell the stories of war. Lisosky and Henrichsen interviewed more than 60 stakeholders from around the world to include their opinions on who should be responsible for journalists’ protection.
In addition, Lisosky traveled to Azerbaijan in January 2011 to teach journalism as a Fulbright Scholar; she remained there until June 2011. While there she taught four courses and seminars and assisted in the development and writing of several grants to advance journalism education in Azerbaijan. Because of a grant written in the spring, Baku colleagues recently learned they are the finalists for a $60,000 grant from the International Press Institute in Austria. This was Lisosky’s second Fulbright experience teaching journalism. Her first was in 2003 in Uganda.
Lisosky will be signing her book at Garfield Bookstore on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. and she will be part of PLU Homecoming’s Author Event along with her co-author at Garfield Bookstore on Oct.14. It is also available on Amazon.com.