Charles Ingold

Charles Ingold

Journalism & Mass Communications Program
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 114 
Greeley, CO 80639 

Office: Candelaria 1265G
Phone: (970) 351-2141
Fax: (970) 351-2519

Charles Ingold has been at UNC since 1983. He has taught television production, radio production, broadcast news, public speaking, audience analysis, introduction to graduate studies, quantitative research methods, and courses in mass media effects, history and law. The very first cable television programs produced by UNC students for the campus and the Greeley community came from his classes in the 1980s.

Prof. Ingold believes courses in journalism and mass communications should provide:

  1. Skills for undertaking professional work in the media
  2. Knowledge and understanding more broadly useful for effectiveness in life and the advancement of freedom for the individual and society.

He also believes an understanding of mass communication functions, effects and potential can benefit not only media professionals but also the general public, especially educators and parents.


  • Ph.D. 1983 University of Colorado
    • Communication  (Emphasis: Mass Communication)
  • M.A. 1978 Colorado State University
    • Speech Communication (Emphasis: Broadcasting)
  • B.A. 1974 University of Akron
    • Mass Media and Communication (Emphasis: Radio-TV-Film)

Prof. Ingold has been published in Psychological Reports, Journalism Educator and the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal. Areas of research include:

  • Reactions of viewers to sexual content on television
  • The role of personality variables in mass media effects
  • Uses and gratifications of mass media
  • Public information campaigns

Conference presentations have included:

  • Television's Cultivation of Beliefs About Giftedness
  • Patriarchy and Hegemony in Film Versions of I am Legend
  • The Day the Earth Women Stood Tall.
  • Television Viewing, Internet Use, and Locus of Control.
  • “Mature” Television: Audience Response to Content Advisories and Depictions of Intimacy.