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Joseph Weber, the Jerry and Karla Huse Professor of News-Editorial and associate professor of journalism, worked in magazines and newspapers for 35 years. He spent most of that time, 22 years, reporting and writing for BusinessWeek, starting as a correspondent in Dallas and then running the magazine's bureaus in Philadelphia, Toronto and Chicago. He took on the role of chief of correspondents for the organization in early 2006, serving until the summer of 2009.
Before BW, Weber reported and wrote for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver, Dun's Business Month in New York City and The Home News in New Brunswick, N.J. He has a B.A. from Rutgers College and an M.S.J. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He has taught business and economic reporting, multimedia journalism, magazine writing, editorial writing, basic and advanced reporting, and media management.
During the fall 2011 semester, Weber taught at Tsinghua University in Beijing as a visiting professor in the Global Business Journalism program. He holds an Excellence in Financial Journalism Award from the New York State Society of CPAs as well as two Peter Lisagor Awards from the Headline Club of Chicago, a Distinguished Editorial Achievement Award from McGraw-Hill, the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Journalism Award and the Morton Margolin Prize from the University of Denver. He is also a 16-time marathoner.
His book, Transcendental Meditation in America: How a New Age Movement Remade a Small Town In Iowa, has been published by the University of Iowa Press.