John Soloski is Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. He was dean of the college from 2001-05 and professor of journalism from 2001 until retiring in 2021. Previously, he was the Daniel and Amy Starch Professor of Journalism and the director of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Iowa where he also held a joint-appointment by courtesy in the College of Law. After retiring, John relocated to Austin, TX, and dedicated a portion of his time to help the Institute’s executive leadership in the development and execution of our evolving communications strategy.
He is co-editor of Reforming Libel Law and co-author of Taking Stock: Journalism and the Publicly Traded Newspaper Company and Libel Law and Press: Myth and Reality, which received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. His articles have appeared in Columbia Journalism Review, North Carolina Law Review, Journalism Educator, Media, Culture and Society, The Judges’ Journal, Judicature, Communications Lawyer, Communication Research, Iowa Law Review, Communication and the Law, Newspaper Research Journal, Journal of Combination Inquiry, Journalism Educator and Journalism Quarterly.
Soloski was editor of Journalism and Communication Monograph. He is a member of the editorial boards of Newspaper Research Journal, Mass Comm Review, Communication Law and Policy and Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism.
Soloski earned Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from the University of Iowa and an A.B. degree from Boston College.