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Helena Särkiö: Faculty and Staff

Helena Särkiö Ph.D.
Associate Professor



Professional Profile:

Dr. Helena Särkiö holds a B.A. and an M.S. in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State University, and a Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Minnesota. She has worked as a reporter, producer, assignment editor, videographer and video editor at television stations in the Midwest and East Coast, and she has taught at the University of Minnesota, at the University of Colorado and at the University of Florida. At Flagler College, Dr. Särkiö is the Journalism coordinator of the Journalism and Documentary Production major, and she has founded and advises the Flagler College chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2013, Dr. Särkiö received the Flagler College Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and she is a native of Helsinki, Finland.

Teaching and Related Service:

Courses taught:

  • Advanced Reporting I (COM 452)
  • Gender, Race, Class and Media (COM 334)
  • Reporting I (COM 253)
  • Newswriting I (COM 220)
  • Media Literacy (COM 213)

Previously taught at:

  • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL - College of Journalism and Communications
  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN - School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • University of Colorado, Boulder, CO - School of Journalism and Mass Communication