Title: Journalism Educator, Writer
Location: Bloomington, Indiana, United States
Peter P. Jacobi, Journalism Educator and Writer, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of journalism.
An accomplished writer, journalist, and educator, Mr. Jacobi was born in Germany during the peak of Nazi influence, and after initially planning a move to Peru, his family came to the United States where he learned English very quickly. He began to take a serious interest in language and after working on the school newspaper, decided that journalism would be a worthy career choice. Mr. Jacobi pursued further education at Northwestern University, which he describes as a wonderful institution with one of the leading journalism programs in the country. He earned a Bachelor of Science in journalism in 1952 and a Master of Science in journalism in 1953.
Before returning to the university to begin his professional career, Mr. Jacobi served with the United States Army from 1953 to 1955. He then became a member of the journalism faculty at Northwestern University from 1955 to 1981, working his way up from a professional lecturer to an assistant professor, an associate professor, a full professor, then to an associate dean. Mr. Jacobi found success as a communications consultant, workshop leader and a professor of journalism at Indiana University before he retired as professor emeritus in 2017, though he continues to serve as a communications consultant for writing and editing. Formerly a newscaster for NBC and a news editor for ABC, he also still contributes as a music critic and columnist to the Bloomington Herald-Times.
Notably, Mr. Jacobi is the author of “Writing with Style, The News Story and the Feature,” “The Messiah Book-The Life and Times of G.F. Handel’s Greatest Hit,” and “Straight Talk about Videoconferencing,” and he is the editor of the Chicago Lyric Opera News. He has also written articles on arts for the Chicago Daily News, the World Book, and the New York Times. As the recipient of multiple teaching awards from Indiana University, Mr. Jacobi is an active member of the American Association of University Professors, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, the Association for Education in Journalism, and the Society of Professional Journalists. As a testament to his success, he has been featured in the seventh and eighth editions of Who’s Who in American Education, as well as in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the Midwest, and Who’s Who in the World.
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