Josh Grimm

Assistant Professor

About Me

  • I grew up in a small Ohio town with three sisters, a brother, Mom, and Dad. I love running, cross-country skiing, swimming, racquetball, cooking, eating, reading, and have a borderline-unhealthy obsession with college football and movies (especially classic “monster movies” from the 1950s and 1960s). I love steak, summer, and happiness, but I cannot stand clichés, intolerant people, moral hypocrites, and when people say “Daylight SavingS Time.”

Research Specialty

  • Study of portrayals of race in media, focusing on the framing of Latino/a immigration in the news

Main Methodological Approaches

  • Content Analysis
  • In-Depth Interviews


  • Ph.D., University of Iowa, Mass Communication
  • M.A., University of Texas at Austin, Journalism
  • B.A., Otterbein College, Journalism, History

Recent Graduate Courses Taught

  • Multi-platform News Delivery
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • News Writing
  • Convergent Journalism

Publications in Last 5 Years

  • Grimm, J. (2009). “Teach the controversy”: The relationship between sources and frames in reporting the intelligent design debate. Science Communication. In press.
  • Grimm, J. (2009). Creationism. In S.H. Priest (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Science and Technology Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. In press.