Barbara Croll Fought has been teaching at the Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University since 1993.  She teaches most of the courses in the Broadcast and Digital Journalism Department as well as communications law.  She is currently the Laura J. and L. Douglas Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence.

She has  served the School in many ways including founding the Tully Center for Free Speech and serving as chair of the Faculty Council and Tenure Committee.

Before her academic career, Fought worked as a TV news special projects producer at WDIV-TV, Detroit. She also has worked as a newspaper reporter and a public relations professional for a non-profit.

Fought is a native of Oak Harbor, Ohio, and is a graduate of Ohio University, attended Wayne State University and holds a J.D. from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law. She lives in Jamesville, N.Y., with her husband, Nelson Price, a retired cable television executive.

Current Activities

Associate Professor, Broadcast and Digital Journalism | Communications Law
Coordinator, Future Professoriate Program at the Newhouse School

Laura J. and L. David Meredith Professor of Teaching Excellence, 2013-2016

Substitute Host, “Ivory Tower Half Hour,” WCNY-TV, the area’s highest-rated public affairs show

Ivory Tower 500th Celebration

Manager, FOI-L, an Internet discussion group about freedom of information and access to government documents and meetings

Web Producer, Women Transcending Boundaries




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