Russ Eshleman

Journalism

Russ Eshleman

Associate Teaching Professor, Head of the Department of Journalism

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Expertise

  • Public Affairs Journalism
  • Pennsylvania Government and Politics

Education

  • Bachelor's: West Virginia University

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Biography

Russ Eshleman heads the Department of Journalism and teaches depth reporting, news media ethics, reporting methods, feature writing and the news practicum. His depth reporting students have consistently placed high in the national Hearst Journalism Awards Program.

A former reporter and Pennsylvania statehouse bureau chief with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Eshleman won a Distinguished Writing Award from the American Society of Newspaper Editors in 1992. Two articles honored by that award were reproduced in a 2006 book titled “America’s Best Newspaper Writing: A Collection of ASNE Prize Winners.”

Eshleman is a graduate of West Virginia University and later worked for the Gettysburg (Pa.) Times, Lancaster (Pa.) New Era and capitolwire.com. His columns on Pennsylvania government were awarded first place in the Pennsylvania New Media Association’s annual Keystone Press Awards in 2007.

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Russ Eshleman
20 Carnegie Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-0935
ree4@psu.edu