Brad Thompson

PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder
MA, University of Missouri-Columbia
BA, University of Denver

Dr. Thompson is the department chair of Mass Communications at Linfield College. He has conducted research in the area of media ethics, especially regarding photojournalism. Prior to teaching, he worked 16 years as a reporter and editor at the Rocky Mountain News(Denver), the Philadelphia Inquirer and The Oregonian. He served as a Fulbright Scholar for a year in Bulgaria, and taught at Penn State prior to joining the Linfield faculty.


Michael Huntsberger

PhD, University of Oregon, Communication and Society
BA, The Evergreen State College, Music Technology

Dr. Huntsberger’s publications focus on community and public radio, media technology and emerging models for public service media. He teaches courses on media ethics and the history of mass media, among other topics.

Huntsberger has served as a consultant to the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, the Northwest Public Affairs Network, and radio stations in Washington and Oregon.

He serves on the executive committee of the Electronic News division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, as well as the conference planning group of the global initiative for RIPE (Revisionary Interpretations of the Public Enterprise). He chairs the Student Audio Competition of the Broadcast Education Association Festival of Media Arts and previously chaired the National Federation of Community Broadcasters (1995–2000). He also served as vice-president of West Coast Public Radio (1992–94) and secretary of the Washington Public Broadcasting Association (1992–96).

Huntsberger is the producer of “The Pinot Chronicles: 25 Years of Oregon’s International Pinot Noir Celebration,” a documentary about the first Pinot Noir celebration in the U.S. Other productions include video podcast series on public service media and numerous radio programs.

He has worked as a producer, engineer and consultant in commercial and noncommercial broadcasting, and managed KAOS FM Community Radio in Olympia, Wash. (1981–2000). Huntsberger oversees Linfield’s student radio station, KSLC 90.3 FM, and Linfield’s student video club, Wildcat Productions.


Nadene LeCheminant
Director of Media Relations
(503) 883-2321