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Craig Allen

Associate Professor
Journalism and Mass Communication, Walter Cronkite School of
Arizona State University
United States of America


Craig Allen is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of the Barrett Honors College at the Downtown Phoenix Campus. He supervises Barrett’s Downtown faculty, leadership team, and 750 students. Allen’s leadership also includes five years as chair of the ASU University Hearing Board, past presidency of ASU’s Downtown University Senate and membership on the University Academic Council and the ASU General Studies Council. Allen has written extensively on political media, presidential communication, and the international mass media. He has conducted pioneering historical research on Spanish language television. His books include News Is People: The Rise of Local TV News. His works have appeared in the Journal of American History, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media.

Research Interest

Historical Analysis in Electronic Media


  • Allen, C. (2005). Discovering "joe six pack" content in television news: The Hidden history of audience research, news consultants, and the Warner class model. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 49(4), 363-382. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_1

  • Allen, C. (2006). Television broadcast records. In Methods of Historical Analysis in Electronic Media (pp. 207-231). Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. DOI: 10.4324/9781410617156

  • Allen, C. (2007). News directors and consultants: RTNDA's endorsement of TV journalism's "greatest tool". Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 51(3), 424-437.

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