2021 Lindback Winner

2021 Lindback Winner

2021 Lindback Winner - Carl Hausman

Suzanne FitzGerald

Carl Hausman is a journalist and communications educator specializing in media and society, ethics, cultural criticism, and broadcasting.  He is the author or co-author of more than two dozen books, including an investigative work on deception and doubletalk in politics, advertising, and the media, two books on ethics and press practices, several media textbooks, and six mass market non-fiction books, including one Book of the Month Club alternate. He also has written a series of novels under his pseudonym Carl Dane. 

Publishers include Random House, Harper, Avon, Doubleday, Routledge, Wadsworth, Prentice-Hall, and McGraw-Hill. His works have been translated into Russian, Spanish, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese. He is the author of several hundred articles and the former editor of an international web-based publication on ethics. 

Hausman has made media appearances to discuss communication ethics and related topics on the ABC Television Network’s World News This Morning, Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, CBS Radio Network’s Capitol Ideas, Good Day New York, CNN Radio’s OutLook, several nationally syndicated radio talk shows, along with various local television and radio appearances in New York, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, and Atlanta. He testified before Congress on communication and societal issues, and has been interviewed about media issues by various publications, including USA Today, Editor and Publisher, and the Columbia Journalism Review.

His background includes professional experience as newspaper and magazine writer, TV news anchor and reporter, talk show host, magazine and newspaper writer and editor, TV producer, and voiceover announcer. Hausman has taught college courses in mass media and culture, ethics, mass communications, history of media, broadcast news writing, print news writing, feature writing, propaganda, public relations, television and radio production, media writing, public speaking, publishing, research methods, and English composition.

Carl Hausman is currently Professor of Journalism at Rowan University, where he created the journalism component of a master’s program, participated in the overall development of the master’s, created nine new courses, designed an undergraduate journalism minor, participated in the design of a New Media concentration, and redesigned undergraduate curriculum to take it from a print-based model into a sequence offering tracks in new media, broadcast news, and editing and publishing. 

Hausman is narrator of ten audiobooks, including books about media, history, and western fiction.

In 2019 Hausman received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in journalism and higher education. For the past decade, Hausman has served as the National Chairman of the broadcast judging division of the National Headliner Awards, one of the United States' oldest journalism award programs.

When not coyly writing about himself in the third person, Hausman is active in civic affairs in his adopted hometown of Wenonah, New Jersey, where he was the former Borough Council president and is now president of the local Lions Club.