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Raul Reis

Raul ReisRaul Reis is a native of Belém, the largest city in the Brazilian Amazon. He got his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Universidade Federal do Pará, in Brazil; his master’s from Kansas State University; and his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon.

He worked for more than eight years as a newspaper, TV and magazine reporter and editor at several Brazilian publications. During that time, he covered politics, sports, city news, and science and the environment, among other topics.

In 2001, he worked as a copy editor at the Seattle Post Intelligencer as an ASNE fellow. He joined the California State University system in 1997, first at the Monterey Bay campus, and later at the Long Beach campus, where he has taught since 2000.

At Cal State University, Long Beach, Reis teaches media ethics, news writing, research methods, global news media, mass communication theory and online journalism. Prof. Reis also teaches CSULB summer courses that include a short trip to Brazil. For more information on these courses, visit

Reis has published extensively in academic journals and books on topics such as the impact of mass media on traditional communities; Latin American and Brazilian media; journalism education; media ethics; and the Disney empire. He earned tenure at CSULB in 2002-2003, and promotion to full professor in 2007-2008. He has served as department chair since Fall 2007. Reis lives in Long Beach and enjoys swimming and ocean kayaking.

Office Location: SSPA-024B
Phone: 562-985-2257

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