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Gary Metzker

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Gary Metzker has been a lecturer at Cal State Long Beach since 2008. He is design adviser for the Daily 49er and Dig Magazine’s content and design adviser.

Metzker started in the newspaper business more than 40 years ago by delivering the Sunday Philadelphia Bulletin.

He received his Bachelor of Journalism degree in 1976 at the University of Missouri and his Master’s in Communications in 2013 from California State University Fullerton. Metzker has worked at newspapers in Delaware, Missouri, Florida and California. For almost 25 years, he worked at the Los Angeles Times in positions ranging from sports news editor, metro news editor, A1 editor and Senior Editor.

During that time, Metzker was a part of four different Pulitzer Prize-winning staffs for breaking and spot news and was the designer for stories that earned a photographer the Pulitzer for photography and a writer the Pulitzer for best feature. Metzker has also won two Los Angeles Press Club awards and two Medals of Excellence from the Society for News Design.

Metzker teaches Media Design, Introduction to Mass Communications, Writing Across the Media, Introduction to Sports Journalism and Magazine Production at Cal State Long Beach.

Metzker has presented seminars and workshops for the Journalism Association of Community Colleges, College Media Association, National High School Journalism Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. He is the outreach chairman for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication and he instructs at newspapers2 high school journalism bootcamps during the summer. Metzker was editor-in-residence at the Salem (Ore.) Statesman-Journal in 2013.

2013 Journalism Educator of the Year, California Journalism Education Coalition

Office Location: LA4-201B
Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 12-2 p.m., and by appointment
Phone: 562-985-7985

Teaching Schedule:
JOUR 305 – MEDIA DESIGN – TuTh – 10-11:50AM – LA4-107
JOUR 305 – MEDIA DESIGN – MW – 8-9:50AM – LA4-107

For syllabi for these and all Department of Journalism & Mass Communication classes, click here.

    Journalism &
    Mass Communication

    Fall 2015

    Prof. Danny Paskin Danny.Paskin@csulb.@edu
    Office: LA4-101A
    Phone: 562-985-2602
    Advising hours: Mondays and Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

    Prof. Jennifer Fleming Jennifer.Fleming@csulb.@edu
    Office: LA4-206E
    Phone: 562-985-7986
    Advising hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.