Associate Professor Deidre Pike teaches Beginning Reporting, Journalism Tools, Advanced News Writing and Mass Media, Environmental Reporting, News Parody: Theory and Practice and Mass Media & the Popular Arts. She served previously as department chair.
She came to Humboldt State University in August 2012 after teaching at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (2011-2012) and at the University of Nevada, Reno (2003-2011). She’s worked as a newspaper reporter, editor, website content wrangler and freelance writer. She analyzed ecological themes in popular culture in a book "Enviro-Toons: Green Themes in Animated Cinema and Television" (2012), published by McFarland. In 2014, her book "Media Literacy: Seeking Honesty, Independence and Productivity in Today's Mass Messages" was published by IDEA, funded by the Open Society Foundation.