In This Installment of Access the Experts
Chris Allen, Ph.D, who is the general manager of UNO Television and KVNO Radio as well as a professor at UNO, answers the question: “Are local radio and television stations facing the same negative impacts that local newspapers have been facing over the past decade-plus?”
Allen has been teaching at the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) since 1996. He began his career in high school, working as a disc jockey for KBOE-AM/FM radio in Oskaloosa, Iowa. A Fulbright scholar, he later reported for KRNT Radio in Des Moines, Iowa. Between 1996 and 2003, Allen taught as an associate professor at the University of North Dakota School of Communications. Now, in addition to teaching, Allen serves as the general manager for UNO Television and KVNO.
As a researcher, Allen has studied broadcast history, journalism history, journalism and pop culture and journalism ethics. Internationally, Allen has been involved in multiple projects in Afghanistan, helping to strengthen journalism education at Kabul University and Balkh University.
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