Cliff Brockman

Associate Professor of Journalism and Communication

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Cliff Brockman is an associate professor in the department at Wartburg and has taught broadcast, print and Web journalism, TV Production and Media Law and Ethics classes at Wartburg since 2006. He advises The Trumpet, the college’s student newspaper, and co-advises The Circuit, the college’s online student medium.

Professor Brockman’s research interests center on Web journalism and media convergence. He won the national Ken Nordin Research Award in 2011 from the College Media Association and has made a number of presentations at national academic and professional conferences. He is the author of five nationally published journal articles about media convergence.

With thirty-three years’ experience in broadcast journalism, 20 years in TV news and 13 in radio news, Brockman integrates his professional background into his student’s classroom work. He got his start at KWAR, the Wartburg College radio station, when he was a student at Wartburg. Brockman has been a reporter, assignment editor, producer and news director in both TV and radio.

He has an MA in journalism from the University of Iowa and a BA in journalism from Iowa State University. He has received numerous awards, including the Jack Shelley Award from the Iowa Broadcast News Association for “Outstanding contributions to the field of broadcast journalism.” The Shelley Award is the highest honor an Iowa broadcast journalist can receive. He was also part of a team that won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast at WQAD-TV, Quad Cities.

A past president and board member of the Iowa Broadcast News Association, he also edited the association’s online newsletter for six years.

Brockman and his wife live in Waverly and have three adult children.