Adam Maksl is a professor of journalism and media at Indiana University Southeast in New Albany, Indiana. He teaches courses focused on digital journalism and researches news and media literacy. He is also Manager for eLearning Innovation within Indiana University’s eLearning Design & Services unit, where he is charged with promoting and supporting innovative teaching and learning, especially in fully online courses, across all Indiana University campuses. He is also co-founder and co-director of the Digital Gardener Initiative, IU's university-wide digital literacy initiative.
Maksl has served as a Journalism & Media Program Coordinator (2016-2019) and the Director of Student Media (2012-2019) at IU Southeast. Under his leadership of student media, his students won hundreds of awards, including national awards such as the Pacemaker, considered by some to be the Pulitzer Prize of college journalism. He is an award-winning teacher, including honors such as the Teacher of the Year award from the Small Programs Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and the Honor Roll Newspaper Adviser Award from the College Media Association.
Maksl’s research has been published in top-rated journals in his field, including Journalism; Communication Theory; Communication and the Public; Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism & Mass Communication Educator; the Journal of Media Literacy Education; Electronic News; and Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking. He has co-authored two books, "American Journalism and Fake News: Examining the Facts" and "Attacks on the American Press: A Documentary and Reference Guide."
Maksl earned his PhD in journalism from the University of Missouri, an MA in journalism from Ball State University, and a BS in secondary journalism education from Indiana University Bloomington.
- University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
- Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Journalism
- Ball State University, Muncie, IN, USA
- Master of Arts, Major in Journalism
- Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, US
- Bachelor of Science in Education, Major in Journalism, Minor in English