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Donna Shaw

Associate Professor- Department of Journalism and Professional Writing

Donna Shaw
Phone: (609) 771-2793



Donna Shaw received her bachelor’s degrees in English and Journalism from The Pennsylvania State University. She later earned Biotechnology Fellowships at the University of Maryland’s Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University, Shaw earned her Master of Science in Journalism and a Certificate in Economics and Business Journalism (concentration in healthcare economics). Donna Shaw was nominated by The Philadelphia Inquirer three times for a Pulitzer Prize, twice for health reporting. She was also awarded a Keystone Press Award, Public Service/Investigative, for The Philadelphia Inquirer series, “Blood, Money and AIDS”. She won the Journalism Service Award from the Delaware Valley Chapter of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

She serves as Coordinator of the Journalism and Professional Writing program. She has served on the editorial advisory committee of TCNJ Magazine and as an advisor to The Signal, the college newspaper. A former newspaper reporter and corporate communications manager, she specializes in writing about the impact of money and politics on medical research. Donna Shaw teaches a variety of journalism courses, including Introduction to Journalism; News Editing and Production; Feature Writing; Computer Assisted Reporting/Research Methods; Beats and Deadlines; Media Law; Press History; Future of the News; and Topics in Journalism: Science Journalism.