William Rainbolt

Studies media ethics and history of journalism

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William Rainbolt

Lecturer Emeritus
College of Arts and Sciences
Department: English

Journalism; media ethics; media history; film; documentary studies; historical fiction

Campus phone: 442-4056
Campus email: wrainbolt@albany.edu


William Rainbolt has extensive professional experience in daily journalism, freelance writing/editing, and media consulting, and has published one novel of historical fiction. He has taught at the college and university levels for more than three decades, including more than 20 years at the University at Albany. He previously serviced as UAlbany's director of the journalism program. His doctorate in history concentrates on American culture, and his dissertation examined images of journalism in American films from 1946 to 1979.