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Dr. B. William Silcock

Arizona State University
Curator Hubert H. Humphrey Program,Assoc Professor
Gilbert, Arizona
A scholar and leading innovator in journalism education, Bill Silcock is the Curator of the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship program at Arizona State University and the Director of Cronkite Global Initiatives. An associate professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he was twice was selected as a Fulbright Scholar (Ireland, 1992, Sweden, 1997) and has co-authored two books. “News Now: Visual Storytelling in the Digital Age” (2011) is gaining wide adoption as a digital media textbook. Silcock lectures widely on leadership, digital journalism and ethics topics.
With a passion for international broadcast news, “Dr. Bill” as he is known around the halls of the Cronkite School, trains journalists globally; most recently in Croatia (2012), Sri Lanka (2011), Jordan (2011), Kyrgyzstan (2010) and Serbia (2009) for the U.S. State Department and private companies. He's conducted over 50 workshops in the last decade for journalists on such topics as election reporting, social media and ethics.
An author, gifted teacher and academic leader, Silcock builds bridges across cultures

Passions: Global news, social media, ethics. Mormon history. Vinyl collector. Poet.
Bucket List: Interview Van Morrison. Antarctica.

A two-time Fulbright Scholar, I research global television news cultures, most recently in the Balkans. I teach Boot Camp for our Cronkite Masters students, an Honors course on Terrorism and the Press and our required undergraduate ethics and diversity course

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