Andrew Mendelson

  1. Professor

Andrew Mendelson joined the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY as associate dean in January 2015 after serving for eight years as chair of the Department of Journalism at Temple University in Philadelphia. In January 2023, he relinquished his associate dean title. He will return to teaching at the J-School as a tenured professor after taking a one-year sabbatical to concentrate on his scholarship work.

During his tenure at Temple, Mendelson developed and taught classes in photojournalism and documentary photography, visual literacy, journalism and society and social science research methods. He also served as director of the Center for Public Interest Journalism, created in 2010 to assist journalists and citizens interested in promoting public interest news in the Greater Philadelphia area.

A photojournalist by training, he has a prolific record of scholarship, having published more than 25 journal articles and book chapters. His research focuses on the myriad ways news photographs shape society, including how the paparazzi document celebrities.

Mendelson, who has won numerous academic awards, has a PhD in Journalism from the University of Missouri. He has a Master of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin and a B.A. in Journalism from Marquette University.

Andrew Mendelson’s pronouns are he, him, his.


Mendelson, A.L. (2018). Lessons from the paparazzi: Rethinking photojournalistic coverage of Trump, in Pablo J. Boczkowski & Zizi Papacharissi (eds.), Trump and the media, 59-67. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press

Mendelson, A.L., & Creech, B. (2016). “Make every frame count:” The practice of slow photojournalism and the work of David Burnett. Digital Journalism, 4(4), 512-529