Brooke Van Dam is the founder and director of the Rue Institute for Ethics and Integrity in Storytelling (launching spring 2018) as well as an Associate Professor and Faculty Director of the MPS in Journalism at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Brooke came to DC after a post as Associate Professor of Communication Studies and the Journalism Program Coordinator at Azusa Pacific University. She received her PhD in Media Sociology from City University London (2011) and her Masters in International Journalism from the University of Westminster (2005). Her PhD focused on the changing practices of journalists that work to create news for a web and mobile audience.
Brooke’s research is highly influenced by the twelve years she has spent teaching in the academy. She has written and presented on journalism curriculum, sourcing biases in journalism, privacy issues and social learning and media. Brooke’s teaching and consulting ensures students and professionals are prepared for the evolving world of journalism and the ethical challenges they will face.
Before making her way to London and then APU, Brooke spent years working as a show producer for ABC, NBC, and FOX local affiliate news stations. She also worked as the International Education Correspondent for fenews.co.uk while in London.