Randal Beam is an associate professor at the University of Washington Department of Communication. He teaches courses on journalism and the mass media and is a co-author of “The American Journalist in the 21st Century: U.S. News People at the Dawn of a New Millennium.”
The book, based on a national survey of about 1,300 newsmen and newswomen, examines the social characteristics, values, working conditions and ethical beliefs of U.S journalists. Beam also has co-authored an article about journalists and trauma. He is active in the Media Management and Economics Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). He serves on the editorial boards of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly and of the International Journal on Media Management.