Dr. Leonard B. Horton III


Communication Media JournalismandFilm

Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Communication Media JournalismandFilm
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897



  • EdD, Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, 2022, University of Missouri
  • MS, Broadcast Journalism, 2003, Florida A&M University
  • BA, English, 2001, Tuskegee University


  • GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
  • JRN 270 Introduction to Journalism
  • JRN 376 Business Reporting
  • JRN 381 Broadcast News Writing
  • JRN 384 Broadcast Performance
  • JRN 388 Electronic News Gathering
  • JRN 481 Multi-platform News Producing (Ozarks News Brief)
  • MED 120 Mass Media and Society
  • MED 300 Promoting Yourself Digital Age
  • MED 383 Television Production
  • MED 581 Issues in Media Ethics

Professional experience

Industry experience

  • Assistant Professor, Broadcast Journalism, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida, 2009-2013
  • Reporter/fill-in anchor, Documentary Producer, WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel, Tallahassee, Florida, 2007-2009
  • Reporter/fill-in anchor, WCTV Eyewitness News, Tallahassee, Florida, 2002-2007

Research and professional interests

  • Broadcast news management
  • Broadcast news ownership
  • Media ethics

Awards and honors

  • "Bear Up" award, presented by the MSU Reynold’s College of Arts and Letters for demonstrating strength and advocacy by making space for any underrepresented group and amplifying the voices and/or experiences of those who are often marginalized, 2022
  • "Best in Class" Among Journalism Educators in America, Crain News Pro Magazine, 2021

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