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Capitol College faculty member co-authors innovative textbook
October 6, 2010
Currents in Communication stays with students after class
Currents in Communication, an innovative textbook co-authored by Capitol College faculty member Mitch Tropin, was published this fall and covers a wide array of current communication issues and topics. The book is an interactive textbook, reader, and notebook, co-written with Dr. Russell Cook and Dr. Elliot King, communications professors at Loyola University, and published by Kendall Hunt.
“The book was written as an alternative to costly communications textbooks that are out-of-date after one year,” says Tropin. “Our book is designed to stay on students' shelves years after they graduate. We are very proud of this book and hope that it will give students the edge they need in their communications studies.”
About Mitchell Tropin
Following 35 years as an editor and senior reporter for the Bureau of National Affairs Inc., a Washington-based national news organization. He has written chapters for Fodor’s Washington D.C. guide and covered Europe, North America, Latin America, the U.S. Congress, the White House, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Internal Revenue Service, and other agencies for BNA.
Mitchell Tropin has taught numerous journalism and communication courses as a full-time assistant professor of journalism at Columbia Union College in Takoma Park, MD and a part-time faculty member at several universities in the Washington, DC area. He enjoys sharing his reporting experiences with his students and showing them how to be good reporters. He covers various special topics in class including reporting breaking news, writing on a tight deadline, cultivating sources, interviewing, and writing an in-depth feature on the significance of new legislation or the impact of a court decision. Professor Tropin has a master's degree in Non-Fiction Writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Maryland, College Park. He resides in Takoma Park, MD. He also enjoys teaching Writing for the Web, a forum that offers great opportunities for young reporters.
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