Faculty Profile for Ira Bruce Gaultney

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Ira Bruce Gaultney
Lecturer — School of Jrnlism & Mass Comm
phone: (512) 245-2656

Biography Section

Biography and Education

Experience includes serving as the publisher of two New York Times Company regional newspapers, as a member of the senior management team of the New England Media Group, and as a senior editor at four New York Times Company regional newspapers. Relevant skills and training include leading through change, strategic planning, community public relations, brand development, employee coaching, news writing and copy editing. Research paper for master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies addressed the problems presented by the spread of fake news on social media and opportunities to address the issue through education.

Educational Background

MA Interdisciplinary Studies, 2018 Texas State University
Certificate of Professional Ethics, 2018 Texas State University
Online Teaching Certificate Program, 2020 Online Learning Consortium
BA Journalism, 1978 Southwest Texas State University

Teaching Interests

Mass communication, public relations, history of mass media

Research Interests

Misinformation and media literacy

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Gaultney, I. B., Sherron, T., & Boden, C. J. (2022). Political Polarization, Misinformation, and Media Literacy. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 14(1), 59–81. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2022-14-1-5

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Graduate Student Award in Service/Scholarship, Texas State University Department of OWLS. 2018
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Aubrey Reid Award for Leadership, United Way of Central Massachusetts. 2014
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Action Hero Award, Worcester Community Action Council. 2012
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Journalism and Community Leadership Award, Nigerian American Organization of Worcester. 2010
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Orville Harrold Community Leadership Award, United Way of Central Massachusetts. 2010

Selected Service Activities

Board Member
Texas State SJMC Advisory Council
United Way of Central Massachusetts
Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association
Board Member
Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce
Board Member
Worcester Regional Research Bureau