Raymond came to the University of Arkansas in 2014. He worked for more than 25 years as a journalist, including eight years as a staff writer and editor at the Washington Post. His career includes work as a reporter, columnist and writing coach at the Colorado Springs Gazette. McCaffrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Fairfield University, a Master of Arts in clinical psychology from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a doctorate in journalism studies from the University of Maryland. His dissertation, Tributes to Fallen Journalists: The Evolution of the Hero Myth in Journalistic Practice, argued that a hero mythology surrounding journalists who have died on assignment developed in the 1920s, soon after the adoption of state and national journalism ethics codes and the opening of the country’s first journalism schools.
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