Fellow, Anthony R.

Anthony R. Fellow

Department:  Communications

Phone: (657)278-4389

Email: afellow@fullerton.edu

Office: CP460-27

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Degree and University:  Ph.D., M.A., The Annenberg School of Journalism and Communication, University of Southern California; M.A., California State University, Fullerton


Degree Area: Mass Communications Theory and Research, Media and Politics


Teaching Areas: Media history, media law, media and politics, international communications, Italian cinema, communications research, journalism and mass communications


Research Areas: Media history, social media, media and politics, Italian cinema

Dr. Anthony Fellow, former chair of the Department of Communications and the Department of Cinema and Television, is director of The Florence Programs, one of the most successful and largest CSUF study abroad programs, now entering its 15th year. He also has taught in CSUF’s Department of Politics, Administration and Justice and The Annenberg School of Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. He has presented research internationally on media and politics, Civil War journalism, and health communications.



Tweeting to Freedom: An Encyclopedia of Citizen Protests and Uprisings Around with World (co-authored with Jim Willis, 2017, ABC-CLIO Publishing).

American Media History (Cengage-Wadsworth, 2013, 2010, 2005)

News Writing in a Multimedia World (co-authored with Tom Clanin and Andi Stein, Kendall/Hunt Publishing, 2004)

Copy Editors Handbook for Newspapers (co-authored with Tom Clanin, Morton Publishing Company 2007, 2003, 1998)


Selected Book Chapters:

“Muckraking” in Oxford Bibliographies (Oxford University Press, 2014)

“History of Journalism from 1850 to 1930” in the Encyclopedia of Journalism (SAGE Publications, 2009)

“Sensational/Yellow Journalism” in the Encyclopedia of Journalism (SAGE Publications, 2009)

“The Information Function” in Mass Communication in the Global Age (Vision Press, 2007)

“The Information Function of Mass Communication: Mediating Reality” in Mass Communications (Vision Press, 2005)


He covered politics for the Thompson Newspapers for 10 years, covering the presidencies of Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was anchor of various cable television news shows in Southern California. He also is anchor and producer of CSUF’s World Press television show, which won a national Telly Award for Best University News Program. He was under contract with Universal Studios and played the role of a journalist in Raymond Burr’s Kingston Confidential series.


He is an elected director on the Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Board of Directors and Pasadena City College Board of Trustees and was vice mayor of the City of El Monte and vice chair of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.