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Robert Bohler

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Robert Bohler is a veteran of Georgia community journalism. He now advises the TCU Daily Skiff laboratory newspaper at TCU and the quarterly Image Magazine, and he also oversees their production and advertising operations. He has worked in, written about, or taught how to practice journalism since 1981, when he began his career at a weekly newspaper in Georgia. His professional experiences range from that of managing editor at that small weekly newspaper to general assignment and public affairs reporting at medium-sized and metropolitan dailies. Bohler has reported for The Lanier County (Ga.) News, The Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times, The Athens (Ga.) Banner-Herald and The Athens Daily News, The Greenville (S.C.) News, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. His commentaries on the ethics scandals at newspapers and the national news coverage of the deaths of Princess Diana and John F. Kennedy Jr. have been published in Editor & Publisher magazine, and other essays on news coverage and popular culture have been published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Bohler joined the Schieffer School of Journalism in 2000 after 10 years as a journalism faculty member at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., where he also served as adviser to news operations at The George-Anne, the student newspaper. He is actively involved with the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association and College Media Advisers, the nation’s largest group of student media advisers. He is editor of College Media Review, the quarterly magazine of popular and peer-reviewed articles published by CMA and from 2002 until 2006 was coordinator of publication critiques at the CMA national conventions. He has also served as editor or co-editor of several student-staffed daily newspapers that have covered the national conventions of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication.