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School of Journalism

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Tracy Everbach, Ph.D.


Sycamore Hall 254

Tracy Everbach teaches writing and reporting; race, gender and media; and graduate classes in media studies and qualitative research. Her research interests include gender and race in media, newsroom management and sports coverage. She has published research in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, Journal of Research on Women and Gender, American Journalism, Media Report to Women, Columbia Journalism Review and has written several book chapters. She has served as the head of the Commission on the Status of Women for AEJMC, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She also is former faculty adviser to the North Texas Daily, UNT’s student newspaper.


  • Ph.D. in Journalism, University of Missouri, 2004
  • Master of Arts in Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 2000
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Boston University, 1984


She worked for 14 years as a newspaper reporter, 12 of them at The Dallas Morning News, where she covered crime, courts, county government and social services. She worked on in-depth projects examining domestic violence and juvenile killers and covered the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing and the 1993 federal raid on the Branch Davidian complex in Waco. She won several professional journalism awards, including the Carole Kneeland Award from the Texas Governor’s Commission on Women, and the PASS Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency. She also reported for two years at the Boston Herald. Before teaching at UNT, she taught journalism writing and reporting and mass media classes for two years at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.


2009 Honor Professor Award, a teaching award from the UNT Student Government Association.

2010 and 2007, Top Paper awards at the Annual Southwest Symposium, Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication, for “A ‘wise Latina’ and a son of immigrants: Comparing coverage of Sonia Sotomayor and Samuel Alito” and “Still in the minor leagues: A comparison of women’s sports coverage in female- and male-edited newspaper sports sections.”

2006 Honorable Mention, American Journalism Historians Association, for best articles of the year in American Journalism, for “Breaking baseball barriers: The 1953-54 Negro Leagues and expansion of women’s roles.”

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