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Farabaugh, Journalism Department, Successfully Defends Doctoral Dissertation

Pat Farabaugh, a full-time temporary faculty member in the IUP Journalism Department, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation on February 26, 2010.

His thesis, titled “Carl McIntire and His Crusade against the Fairness Doctrine,” looks at the role of McIntire, a fundamentalist radio broadcaster, and his station, WXUR, in the demise of the Federal Communications Commission’s fairness rules. The FCC repealed the Fairness Doctrine in 1987.

Farabaugh will graduate from Penn State University in May with a Ph.D. in communications, with a concentration in political and cultural communication studies.

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