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Sue Carter

Sue CarterProfessor



JRN 218 Sports Media I
JRN 430 Media Law and Ethics

Sue Carter is a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty in 1991 after a 17-year career as a news broadcaster and talk show host at radio and television stations in Michigan, Connecticut, and Ontario, Canada. Before coming to MSU, she taught journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Her broadcasting has been recognized in Michigan and nationally. In 1990 she was named UPI Sports Broadcaster of the Year for reporting on the Detroit Free Press International Marathon while running. As executive producer of a “The Great Experiment,” a documentary on the history of the first land-grant college in America, she won an Emmy. In April 2007 she was inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Her present video work includes a docmentary on children and malaria shot on Malawi,
A graduate of Michigan State University with a B.A. in Humanities, Sue earned a Master’s degree in History, and Juris Doctor from Wayne State University. In 2009, she earned a Master’s of Divinity at the General Theological Seminary in New York City and was ordained a priest in the Episcopal Church. Carter is presently studying for a Doctor of Ministry at Seabury Seminary in Evanston, Ill.
In 2001, she led the first all-women ski expedition to the North Pole from the Russian side of the planet. Her team was met by a group from NASA and together they conducted the first student-directed web cast from the top of the world. A book about her adventures, Ordinary Women, an Arctic Experience, was published in 2005.

Her teaching at MSU covers a broad spectrum, including media law, religion reporting, constitutional law, sports media and journalism history. Her current research centers on end-of-life communication.

Member of the State Bar of Michigan
Licensed Civil Mediator
Ordained Priest (Episcopal Church)

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