Nicholls State University


Dr. James Stewart

Department Head, Professor


Ph.D. University of Southern Mississippi
M.S. University of Southern Mississippi
B.A. Nicholls State University


MACO 251 – Newswriting
MACO 252 – Reporting
MACO 261 – Photojournalism
MACO 326 – News Editing
MACO 370 – Law and Ethics of Mass Communication
MACO 451 — Features
MACO 452 — Public Affairs Reporting
MACO 499 – Seminar in Mass Communication

Dr. James Stewart currently serves as head of the Department of Mass, a position he has held since 1997. During that time, he shepherded the program through four successful ACEJMC accreditation cycles.

He is the former president of the Association of School of Journalism and is a member of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

He holds the Alfred N. Delahaye Endowed Professor in Mass Communication.

In 2010, Nicholls named him as recipient of the Presidential Award for Academic Administrative Excellence, and in 1998 he received the University’s Apple Award as Adviser of the Year for his work with the campus radio station.

He has published or presented 16 refereed papers, journal articles or book chapters on issues ranging from journalism ethics to newsroom decision making, and has been an invited speaker or presenter at the international or national level more than 20 times.

Stewart began his journalism career at The Nicholls Worth. He went on to positions at newspapers in Louisiana and Mississippi. He has received several professional awards, including sharing in the New York Times Company’s Punch Sulzberger Award and a First Place Louisiana-Mississippi Associated Press award for team coverage of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

Stewart earned his Master of Science and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi.


Department of Mass Communication (MACO)

Office Location

102 Talbot Hall

Mailing Address

PO Box 2031, Thibodaux, LA 70310


fax: 985.448.4577


Dr. James Stewart, Head


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