Michael Longinow

Biola University

Michael Longinow is chair of the Department of Journalism at Biola University, and was the 2009 McCandlish Phillips Chairholder at the World Journalism Institute.


Dr. Longinow, chair of the Department of Journalism at Biola University, teaches courses in print journalism, emphasizing the ethics, history and philosopny of journalism. He advises the award-winning weekly newspaper at Biola and recently helped the staff launch an online version. Longinow is the former journalism program coordinator at Asbury College where he advised the campus newspaper (also award-winning) and helped launch a Spanish-language publication aimed at migrant Hispanics. He is active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and College Media Advisers, and is national executive director for the Association of Christian Collegiate Media. Longinow's career in journalism began during college as a freelance reporter for Chicago-area weeklies and dailies. His full-time reporting career was with daily newspapers in Illinois and Georgia. Since entering academia Longinow has written numerous articles for regional and national magazines. His research has appeared in chapters of Understanding Evangelical Media: The Changing Face of Christian Communication (InterVarsitiy Press, 2008); Mass Media in 2025: Organizations, People and Nations (2001); History of American Journalism (2001); Promisekeepers: Essays in Masculinity (1999); Media and Religion in American History (edited by William David Sloan, Vision Press) (1999); and The Eye of the Reporter (1996). Longinow's graduate degrees are from the University of Illinois and the University of Kentucky. He is married to a graduate of the Grady School of Journalism at the University of Georgia. Longinow has three children all of whom read the newspaper, or portions of it, on a regular basis.