UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
Start Year: 1998
B.A., M.A., Ph.D. University of Minnesota
Patricia Berg, teaches media writing, news reporting, international communication, and public opinion courses. Prior to joining the faculty in 1998, Pat taught in the department for several years as an adjunct. From the University of Minnesota she received a master's degree in mass communications in 1995, and a Ph.D. in mass communications in 1998. She has been invited to present her doctoral findings to a conference of the Swedish affiliation of Investigative Reporters and Editors in Vaxsjo, Sweden in March 2000. Pat presented her research findings on "Farming as News" to the National Newspaper Association's annual convention. Her radio documentary on dairy farming was broadcast over the Wisconsin Public Radio network in August 1999. She has written a chapter on interviewing for Journalism 2001, a popular journalism text.
Previously, Pat was a Wisconsin correspondent for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and an occasional commentator for Minnesota Public Radio.