SMU Faculty Experts

Karen Thomas

Journalism Professor of Practice

Karen Thomas has spent more than 25 years in the trenches of daily journalism. She worked as a feature writer for 13 years at the Dallas Morning News, specializing in family issues, narrative writing and column and essay writing.

Her writing awards include the Media Award for Excellence given by the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s “Let’s Do It Better! Award and the National Association of Secondary School Principals’ Benjamin Fine Award.

She can discuss:

  • Journalism
  • Balanced reporting
  • Reporting on family issues
  • Journalism ethics

Karen Thomas in the News


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