S.L. Alexander

Associate Professor of Mass Communication

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Office Location
408 Communications/Music Complex
Mailing Address
Loyola University New Orleans 6363 St. Charles Ave. Campus Box 201 New Orleans, LA 70118
Direct Phone
(504) 865-3292
Fax Number
(504) 865-3292
E-mail Address
Personal Website


Ph.D., University of Florida; M.A., University of Miami; B.A., University of Florida

Short Bio

S.L. Alexander, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the School of Mass Communication and an  award-winning journalist who has worked in print, radio, and television.

She specializes in press coverage of courts and is the author of Covering the Courts: A Handbook for Journalists (2nd ed 2003) and Media and American Courts (2004). 

Dr. Alexander has her Ph. D. from University of Florida, her Master’s from University of Miami and her B.A. from University of Florida.

In addition to her award-winning scholarly research, Alexander continues her professional work. For instance, she serves as a host of “Writer’s Forum,” a weekly author-interview program on WRBH-FM.

Alexander is working on a book about high-profile cases in New Orleans courtrooms.

Courses Taught

  • Beginning Reporting
  • Covering the Courts
  • Law of Mass Communication
  • Media & American Courts
  • American Women Journalists