Tom Hudson

Senior Lecturer, Journalism

About: He teaches news writing, the core offering in Grady’s writing program. For most students, this is the first practical writing course and most students will publish during their term with him.

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M.A. in 20th Century English, Edinboro (PA) University
B.S. in Secondary Education, Edinboro (PA) University

Research Interests and Activities

Mr. Hudson’s research focuses on the writing methods of published authors, matter which he employs in his classrooms. He conducts workshops in writing and publishing in community settings throughout the year.

Teaching Specialties

His primary teaching responsibilities include overseeing writing labs which make up the introduction to news writing course.  Additionally, he has taught news writing, editing, ethics, magazine writing, and numerous other writing and literature classes during his career.
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Prior to joining the Grady College in 1995, Mr. Hudson taught in the journalism program at the Carnegie School of Journalism at the Pennsylvania State University.  He also served as editor of the Hickory Township (Pa.) Municipal Newsletter. He had worked as a beat reporter for The Herald, Sharon, Pa., covering municipal news and before that, he was a reporter for the Youngstown (Ohio) Vindicator, where he covered courthouse news.  He has published extensively as a free-lance writer over the last 30 years.

Awards and Fellowships

Mr. Hudson has been awarded the Excellence in Journalism Education Award from the Grady College in recognition of his teaching.  He has received numerous certificates of appreciation and recognition during his career.  The Hickory Township Municipal Newsletter was named best in the state of Pennsylvania while he served as its editor.  He is a member of Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.