Rory Faust, MA

Rory Faust Lecturer
Northern Arizona University
Blg COM 16 Rm #359
Phone: 928-523-2511

Research and teaching interests

The evolving role of journalists in today’s social media frenzy and how news organizations utilize social media conduits to effectively gather and disseminate information; the codependency of media and politics and its profound effect on society; sports journalism.

Courses offered

COM 131: Writing for Communication Channels
JLS 131: Media Writing and Reporting
JLS 208: Journalism Fieldwork Experience
JLS 328W: In-Depth Reporting Topics, Sports Journalism
JLS 328W: In-Depth Reporting Topics, Social Media

Representative research and creative activity

Rory has worked professionally in print, online, and broadcast journalism for more than a decade, earning statewide and national honors as a reporter and editor. He has a diverse journalism background, having worked as a reporter, columnist, copy editor, sports editor, web editor, and color commentator for media outlets in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Arizona. Rory continues to serve as a correspondent for The Associated Press.


MA, Political Science with emphasis in Media and Politics, East Stroudsburg University, 2006
BS, Journalism, Northern Arizona University, 1999