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Charles Nelson Davis

Charles Nelson Davis, American journalism educator. Named Journalism Teacher of Year, Scripps Howard Foundation/National Journalism awards, 2008; recipient Provost's award for Outstanding Junior Faculty Teaching, University Missouri School Journalism, 2001, Excellence in Education award, 2003, Faculty-Alumni award, Mizzou Alumni Association, 2008.


  • Davis, Charles Nelson was born on January 5, 1964 in Beckley, West Virginia, United States. Son of William R. and Joyce M. (Jackson) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, North Georgia College, 1986. Master, University Georgia Henry W. Grady School Journalism & Mass Communications. Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communications, University Florida, 1995.


    • Journalist, Florida, Georgia, 1986—1995. Assistant professor Georgia Southern University, 1995-1996, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1996. Assistant professor news-editorial department to associate professor journalism studies University Missouri School Journalism, Columbia, since 1996, also executive director National Freedom of Information Coalition.


    • Co-author: Access Denied: Freedom of Information in the Information Age, 2001. Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books.


    Member of Association Education in Journalism & Mass Communications, Society Professional Journalists (Sunshine award for Freedom of Information 1999, David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Advisory award 2001).


    • Married Julian Alexander. 1 child Charles William Alexander III.
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    Born January 5, 1964
    (age 53)
    • 1986
      North Georgia College
    • 1995
      University Florida
    • 1986 - 1995
      Florida, United States
    • 1995 - 1996
      assistant, professor Georgia Southern University
    • 1996
      assistant, professor Georgia Southern University
      Dallas, Texas, United States
    • 1996
      assistant, professor news-editl. department to associate professor journalism studies University Missouri School Journalism
      Columbia, Missouri, United States