Research: Media management issues related to consolidation,
circulation, ownership, media economics, convergence and entrepreneurship.
Also, early contact between Europeans and native tribes in the 16th century in the Caribbean and Americas.
I am working on two projects:
A second edition of my 2003 textbook for university and college-level media management courses.
A historical novel on the 1540-41 Tiguex War between Coronado and the Rio Grande Pueblo tribes.
Herrick, Dennis (December 2001). "Acquiring a neighbor's paper often the fastest,
safest way to grow," Publishers' Auxiliary, National Newspaper
Herrick, Dennis (December 2000). "What you should know to sell your newspaper,"
Publishers' Auxiliary, National Newspaper Association.
Teaching: I taught a variety of courses in the
journalism sequence, including: CJ 271-Writing for Print Journalism;
CJ 371-Persuasive Writing; CJ 372-Copy Editing and Layout; CJ 374-Desktop
Publishing; CJ 375-Intermediate Reporting; CJ 376-Media Management; CJ 465-Mass Communication Ethics;
CJ 475-Advanced Reporting/Advanced Multimedia Journalism (all at the University
of New Mexico); as well as Specialized Reporting and Writing, and Media Management (University
Chair of the Undergraduate Journalism and Mass Communication Committee and adviser to journalism and mass comm students, 2009-2010
Chair of the Undergraduate Journalism Committee and adviser to journalism students, 2004-2007
Chair of the 2010 Lecturer II search committee
Editor of the departmental newsletter, 2003-2010
Web supervisor for C&J Web site and faculty Web sites 2001-2011
Service on three department committees each semester
Faculty adviser to the C&J chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, August 2002-May 2009
Sponsor of the Herrick Pueblo Scholarship open to any UNM student from one of New Mexico's pueblos since 2009
Freedom of Information chair for the state of New Mexico
Editor of a bimonthly Vietnam veterans newsletter
Board of Directors of Friends of Rio Rancho Open Space
Speaker at Tony Hillerman Mystery Writers Conference
Former writing coach for New Mexico Business Weekly
Site steward for Archaeology Conservancy on LA 54147
Judge for Suburban Newspapers of America national contest
Planning Committee for Associated Press Managing Editors newsroom
training seminar, TRAIN
Panelist, Native American Journalists Association national conference, 2009