Northwestern Hires New Position To Examine Media Coverage Of LGBT

Steven Thrasher
Courtesy of Steven Thrasher
Steven Thrasher
Courtesy of Steven Thrasher

Northwestern Hires New Position To Examine Media Coverage Of LGBT

There are a number of colleges and universities in the U.S. that offer students courses in LGBTQ studies. In 2006, Chicago’s DePaul University became the first major Catholic institution to offer a minor in Queer Studies. Now, Northwestern University has created the first ever journalism professorship to focus on LGBTQ subjects and scholarship.

In 2019, Steven Thrasher will become the inaugural Daniel H. Renberg Chair in media coverage of sexual and gender minorities at the university’s Medill School of Journalism. He joined Morning Shift to talk about what he hopes to accomplish in his soon-to-be new role.