Department Chair and Associate Professor
Associate Professor Deidre Pike is chair of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. She 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 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.