Duane C.S. Stoltzfus

Department of Communication, Goshen College
1700 S. Main St .
Goshen, IN 46526




Peace & Justice Journalism

The Record

Mennonite Quarterly Review

Welcome Statement

Duane imageDuane Stoltzfus is a professor of communication at Goshen College and chair of the Communication Department.

He serves as the faculty adviser for The Goshen College Record, which closes a circle (he edited the paper, as a senior, in 1981). He directs the Peace and Justice Journalism Program at the college, which sponsors reporting trips (most recently, to Swaziland and El Salvador), documentaries and other projects.

Stoltzfus serves as the copy editor for Mennonite Quarterly Review, a journal that is devoted to Anabaptist-Mennonite history, thought, life and affairs. The journal is a cooperative publication of Goshen College, the Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary and the Mennonite Historical Society.

His articles have been appeared in Newspaper Research Journal, Journalism History, The Common Review, The New York Times, The Indianapolis Star and other publications. His first book, Freedom From Advertising: E.W. Scripps's Chicago Experiment, was published by the University of Illinois Press in 2007. The book is based on his Ph.D. dissertation, which was completed at Rutgers University in 2001.

Before joining the faculty at Goshen College, he worked as a staff editor on the national copy desk at The New York Times. Earlier, he reported the news for The (Bergen) Record of Hackensack, N.J., The Daily Record of Morristown, N.J., Gannett Westchester Newspapers and, at the start, The Brooklyn Paper.

He and his wife, Karen, who is also a GC graduate, live in Goshen with their two daughters.