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Michael Ray
Smith, Ph.D.


From: United States

At LCC Since: 2019


Michael Ray Smith is professor of contemporary communication; most of his work concerns journalism, Christianity and media. In 2012, Campbell University near Raleigh, N.C., selected Smith for the first teaching excellence award. 

Smith earned a doctorate from Regent University, two master's degrees, one from Penn State University, and a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Maryland. He has taught at state and private universities, at graduate and undergraduate schools and served as a professor of journalism, professor of communication studies and professor of mass communication at various institutions. An award-winning journalist and photographer, he has been quoted in the New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today, The Arizona Republic, The Christian Science Monitor, The Louisville Courier-Journal, Editor & Publisher, Christianity Today, Writer's Digest and many other periodicals. He has been a guest on radio and TV including French TV 24, a Paris-based television broadcast, and online sites such as He has written nine books, ten peer-reviewed journal articles, seven chapters for books and hundreds of articles for the popular press. In addition, he writes for Religion Unplugged news web sites.


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LCC author(s): Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

[S.l.]: Straight Street Pub., 2023.

Bias, misinformation: Manifest message of bias in dominant Russian state news.

LCC author(s): Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D. Robert Fortner, Ph.D.

Teaching journalism & mass communication, 12(1), p. 4-6., 2022.

Bias, Misinformation: Manifest Message of Bias in Dominant Russian State News

LCC author(s): Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Other author(s): Robert Fortner

Teaching Journalism & Mass Communication, 2022.

Promoting accuracy and advocacy in an age of competing voices. Charles M. Sheldon: The journalism of accuracy "In Robert H. Woods Jr. and Naaman Wood (Eds.). Words and Witnesses.

LCC author(s): Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Hendrickson Publishers: Peabody, Mass, 2018.

Fake news, truth-telling and Charles M. Sheldon’s Model of Accuracy

LCC author(s): Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Cleveland, TN: Smith & Associates., 2017.

A Free press, Free hand: The Spirit of American Blogging in the Handwritten Newspapers of John McLean Harrington, 1858-1869. ]

LCC author(s): Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Grand Rapids, MI: Edenridge. [Nominated for the Tankard Award for Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for 2012.], 2011.

The Jesus newspaper

LCC author(s): Michael Ray Smith, Ph.D.

Lanham, Md.: University Press of America, 2002.