Doug Jaggers

“I am excited to meet students on their journeys to becoming journalists and communications professionals. It is a privilege to share what I have learned throughout my career to help them grow into confident and capable storytellers. I believe journalism is learned best by doing. Hands-on experience builds essential skills while encouraging students to think critically and actively solve challenges.”


Assistant Director, Pulliam School of Journalism

Educational Background

  • B.A., Journalism, Indiana University-Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN

Year Joined Franklin


Why should I pursue a journalism degree?

Whether you study multimedia journalism, public relations or sports communication, the Pulliam School of Journalism curriculum provides knowledge and practical skills applicable to almost any profession. You get extensive hands-on and real-world experience with writing, interviewing, research and data analysis, project management, teamwork, problem solving, ethics, public speaking and much more. And you become part of a tight-knit network of graduates and friends of the PSJ eager to share their knowledge and professional advice.

What is the best part of being a journalist?

It’s hard to pinpoint one thing as the best part of being a journalist. It’s an aggregation of experiences and opportunities that makes a career in journalism exciting and fulfilling. Nearly every day is different and offers a chance to learn something new. You might be in the room to witness historic events, investigate injustice to hold those responsible accountable, or share the story of an ordinary person doing extraordinary things. Being a journalist allows you to serve others by finding and sharing the information residents need to feel included, connect with each other and participate in building their community. There are so many facets of the journalism and communications fields. You can shape your career to be fulfilling for you.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Award-winning newspaper reporter, digital producer, photographer and editor with more than 20 years of professional experience.

In my spare time…

I enjoy traveling with my family, sharpening my photography skills, and experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.