Molly Dugan is a Professor of Journalism and Communication Studies at California State University, Sacramento, a 30,000-student public university in Northern California where she teaches upper-level classes in public affairs reporting, international media, media literacy, race and social justice and mass communication. Her recent research involves government/political reporting, press freedom and journalism ethics. Molly currently serves as president of the Board of Directors for Open California, and she is past president of the local branch of the American Association of University Women. She spent more than a decade as a staff writer at newspapers, including The Sacramento Bee, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, Ca.) and The Modesto Bee. She has a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Davis and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University.