Dr. Carolyn M. Edy

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Office Hours

Monday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., St. Lawrence University


Currently Teaching (Spring 2023)

COM 3210 Copy Editing
COM 3600 In-Depth Reporting and Writing

Courses Taught

COM 1300 Journalism Matters: An Introduction to News Literacy and News Writing
COM 2610 News Reporting & Writing
COM 3124 Intercultural Communication
COM 3130 Minorities in Media
COM 3210 Copy Editing
COM 3549 In-Depth Reporting in France
COM 3600 In-Depth Reporting and Writing
COM 3680 Literary Journalism

Teaching Specialties

News Literacy
News Reporting & Writing
Copy Editing
Literary Journalism
In-Depth Reporting
Feature Writing
Race and Diversity in Media

Professional Affiliations or Organizations

ACES, The Society for Editing
American Journalism Historians Association
American Historical Association
American Society of Journalists & Authors
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
International Communication Association
Investigative Reporters & Editors

Research Specialties

Journalism History
War Correspondence
Women's History


  • Dubbs, C. and Edy, C. The Weekly War: How the Saturday Evening Post Reported World War I. Denton, Texas: University of North Texas Press (In press; April 2023).
  • Edy, C. “Outstanding and Conspicuous: Iris Carpenter, Lee Carson, and Ann Stringer in the ETO.” In Reporting World War II: American Correspondents at the Front-LinesEd. G. Kurt Piehler and Ingo Trauschweizer. New York: Fordham University Press (In press; April 2023).
  • Fondren, E. and Edy, C. "Leonora Raines and Cecil Dorrian Cover the Great War (1914–1919)." Journalism History, July 2022.
  • Edy, C. “War Correspondents, Women’s Interests, and World War II.” In Journalism’s Ethical Progression: A Twentieth-Century Journey. Ed. Gwyneth Mellinger and John Ferré. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2019.
  • Edy, C. “Trust but Verify: Myths and Misinformation in the History of Women War Correspondents,” American Journalism, 36, 2, Spring 2019.
  • Edy, C. The Woman War Correspondent, the U.S. Military, and the Press: 1846-1947. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2017.
  • Edy, C. "Christiane Amanpour," "Wangari Maathai," "Helen Thomas," and "Katrina vanden Heuvel." In The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Ed. Mary Zeiss Stange, Carol K. Oyster, & Geoffrey J. Golson. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2011.
  • Edy, C. "Women's Magazine Coverage of Heart Disease Risk Factors: Good Housekeeping Magazine, 1997 to 2007." Women & Health 50, 2, 2010.
  • Edy, C. "Juggernaut in Kid Gloves: Inez Callaway Robb, 1900-1979." American Journalism 27, 4, Fall 2010.
  • Edy, C. "Getting the Story: A Study of the State of Literary Journalism in the American Academy," in Literary Journalism: The Newsletter of the International Association for Literary Journalism Studies 3, 4, Fall 2009.
  • Edy, C. Review of Global Journalism Research: Theories, Methods, Future, M. Löffelholz and D. Weaver. (Blackwell Publishing, 2008.) In Global Media Journal 7, 13, Fall 2008.

Recent Awards

  • Honorable Mention, Best Media History Book of 2017, American Journalism Historians Association
  • Faculty Staff Appreciation Award 2015-2016, Outstanding Professor, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Appalachian State University
  • Margaret A. Blanchard Doctoral Dissertation Prize, Honorable Mention, AJHA
  • Mary Gardner Award for Graduate Student Research, AEJMC
  • Schlesinger Library Dissertation Grant, Harvard University
  • Joseph L. Morrison Award for Excellence in Journalism History, UNC–Chapel Hill
  • Minnie S. and Eli A. Rubinstein Research Award, UNC–Chapel Hill
  • Top Student Paper, History Division, AEJMC Annual Convention
  • Roy H. Park Doctoral Fellowship, UNC–Chapel Hill
Title: Associate Professor, Digital Journalism
Department: Department of Communication

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7759

Office address
Beasley Media Complex 235