Lee Anne Peck
Lee Anne Peck has taught English, journalism and communication courses since 1988. Before coming to the University of Northern Colorado in 2003, she was an assistant professor of international communications at Franklin College Switzerland, an American college in Lugano. Over the years, she has advised three student newspapers.
Peck’s professional experience began in 1976 as a correspondent for the Moline (Ill.) Daily Dispatch. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree, she edited then managed the regional Choice Magazine of the Front Range. In the mid-1980s, she edited and wrote for publications in Indiana and Delaware. She has worked for the Fort Collins Coloradoan as an editor, a columnist and a writing coach, and worked for the former Rocky Mountain News as a copy editor.
While pursuing her master’s in journalism studies in Florida, she worked at the Tampa Tribune’s online product, Tampa Bay Online, one of the first online newspaper sites in the United States. In 1998, before moving to Ohio to do her Ph.D. coursework, she worked for Microsoft’s online publication, Denver Sidewalk. Peck began freelancing in the late 1970s and continues to do free-lance editing, writing and public relations work.
In 2007, she was awarded a Fulbright grant to teach at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia. While there, she researched the status of the news media in the former Yugoslavia, a topic that continues to be a research interest. Her main research focuses on all aspects of media ethics. She recently co-edited a book with Guy Reel of Winthrop University titled Media Ethics at Work: True stories of young professionals, published by CQ Press, an imprint of Sage. She has contributed chapters to media ethics textbooks and has presented and published paper on the subject.
At UNC, Peck teaches public relations, magazine and news writing courses, and the media ethics course.
- Ph.D. 2003 Ohio University, Mass Communications (emphasis: Ethics)
- M.A. 2001 Ohio University, Philosophy
- M.A. 1998 University of South Florida, Journalism Studies (Poynter Fellow)
- M.A. 1989 Colorado State University, English
- B.A. 1978 Colorado State University, Technical Journalism