Steven Listopad

Journalism and Media


Steven Listopad

Listopad is an award-winning journalist, educator and student media adviser. He champions student expression rights through the New Voices U.S.A. campaign and teaches journalism abroad as often as he can.


Podcast: Censoring Student Journalists

Does freedom of the press apply to high school students? Lata Nott interviews two student journalists about their fight to publish a story their school censored. Lata Nott is executive director of the Newseum Institute’s First Amendment Center. Conor Spahr is a student at Herriman High School and news editor of the Herriman Telegraph.
The First Amendment Institute Link to Story

Study abroad...and rock out

The Oracle, Henderson State University Link to Story

F.Y.L.I. - The New World Edition

Wahpeton High School's only literary magazine. (I tried to print two, but I needed to eat.)

F.Y.L.I. - The Pilot Edition

Wahpeton High School's only literary magazine. (Because so many schools have more than one.)

Plan of Study

A complete list of PhD program coursework completed/enrolled in to date.

Curriculum Vita

An updated record of Listopad's educational and professional experiences, academic work, and other related experiences.

The Origins of New Voices U.S.A.: A Lesson in Teaching Advocacy to Improve Teaching and Learning

For nearly 30 years, U.S. public high school journalism students have not necessarily been learning journalism. Two crucial elements of journalism and journalism pedagogy have been legally overlooked: loyalty to the public and independence from faction (Kovach & Rosenstiel, 2001). Starting in 1969, the Tinker Standard established for students, and student journalists, the freedom to write and report without undue censorship (Tinker v.

Mentorship Shapes Grad Student's Own History as He Heads to First AJHA Conference

With all due credit to Graham, Barth and countless others, the first person to introduce me to “journalism is the first rough draft of history” was my long-time adviser, mentor and friend Dr. Ross Collins. As a young adult, I was intent on pursuing a career in journalism and media. I wanted to report, write and enter a profession that I saw as adventurous.

“Attention Whores” and “Other People’s Shoes”: Exploring Participation and Nonparticipation in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

A paper presented at the 2015 National Communication Association Conference.

Oslo Rocks!

Follow the adventures of U.S. and Canadian journalism students reporting on music and culture in Scandinavia.

Stories from "High Plains Reader"

A collection of stories on music and culture in the FM area from 1997 to 2002.
High Plains Reader Link to Story

Stories from "The Leader"

Articles written for the weekly newspaper, "The Leader," at the Grand Forks Air Force Base from June 1 to August 1, 2002.
The Leader Link to Story


Steven Listopad

Steven Listopad, NDSU PhD candidate, has been an assistant professor of JMC and student media director at two North Dakota universities. He’s received honors from the Hefner Foundation, AEJMC, JEA, CMA and SCJ for his work with New Voices USA. His converged student media center at UJ was a finalist in North Dakota’s annual professional entrepreneurial competition, InnovateND, and he was a Scripps Fellow for Entrepreneurial Journalism. He has taught journalism in China, France, Italy, and Norway.



  • Journalism and Media Education
  • First Amendment
  • Advocacy
  • Research
  • Multimedia
  • International Reporting
  • Strategic Communication/PR
  • Photography/Design
  • Writing/Reporting
  • Broadcast
  • Mobile/Web