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Dr. Mitch Land

Dr. Mitch Land

Dean of Media and Worship Arts


About

Mitch Land, PhD, is dean of media and worship arts at The King’s University (TKU) at Gateway in Southlake, Texas. His primary responsibility is to lead in the development of a media arts program at TKU and to oversee the worship leadership program. Land is lead editor of the book, Contemporary Media Ethics, published in 2013 by Marquette Books. In addition, he has consulted on journalism training efforts sponsored by organizations with the U.S. Department of State. More recently, he consulted with CBN leadership on television projects in Senegal and Chad. Dean Land and his wife, Lea, served as media missionaries for the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention 1975-1990 in French Africa. Land and his wife, Lea, are parents to four children who have contributed 21 grandchildren to the Land clan.

Research and Interest Areas

  • Media Ethics
  • International Communication
  • Mission Strategies

Publications

Books/Book Chapters

  • Mitchell Land, “Loss of a Child,” in Skell, Donna et al, eds., Stories of Roaring Faith, Vol. 4, Roaring Lambs Publishing, 2019.
  • Mitchell Land, Koji Fuse, Bill Hornaday (eds). Media Ethics in a Globalized World. 2nd edition. Marquette Books, 2013.
  • Mitchell Land and Bill Hornaday (eds). Contemporary Media Ethics: a Practical Guide for Students, Scholars and Professionals. Marquette Books, 2006.
  • Mitchell Land and Richard Wells, True Tales of a Tall Tower: KCEN-TV 50 Years and Beyond, Channel 6 Inc: Waco. 2003.
  • Mitchell Land, “Status of Media in French-Speaking West Africa,” in D. H. Johnston, (Ed.)
  • Encyclopedia of International Media and Communications. Academic Press: 2003. Mitchell Land, Minabere Ibelema and Lyombe Eko, “Media Systems in Sub-Saharan Africa,” in Arnold S. de Beer and John C. Merrill (Eds.) Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems 4th edition. Alyn & Bacon: 2003.
  • Mitchell Land, “Exploitation of Ivoirien Female Talent,” in Jerry Biberman and Abbass Alkhafaji, Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspective, Volume 7. Slippery Rock, PA: The International Academy of Business Disciplines, 2000.
  • Mitchell Land and Michael S. Bruner, “Challenges and Opportunities in Focus Group Research in Academia, in Jerry Biberman and Abbass Alkhafaji, Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspective, Volume 7. Slippery Rock, PA: The International Academy of Business Disciplines, 2000.
  • Mitchell Land and Brad Owens, “Dissent and Beyond: the independent press in two post-authoritarian systems,” in Jerry Biberman and Abbass Alkhafaji, Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspective, Volume 6. Slippery Rock, PA: The International Academy of Business Disciplines, 1999.
  • Mitchell Land, “Taking a Stand: teaching public relations in an ethically challenged America,” in Jerry Biberman and Abbass Alkhafaji, Business Research Yearbook: Global Business Perspective, Volume 6. Slippery Rock, PA: The International Academy of Business Disciplines, 1999.
  • Mitchell Land, “Public Relations in the Information Age” in David Sloan (Ed.) Mass Communication in the Information Age, 1995. Northport, Al: Vision Press.

Journal Articles and Reviews

  • “Expanding the Philosophical Base for Ethical Public Relations Practice: Cross-Cultural Case Application of Non-Western Ethical Philosophies.” Western Journal of Communication 74 (fall 2010).
  • “Beyond Partisanship: Popular Disaffection and the press in Cameroon,” African Urban and Rural Studies. 4 (1), January 1997. Distributed in 2000.
  • “Awakening the Right Brain in Feature Writing,” Journalism & Mass Communication Educator (50) 3, Autumn 1995.
  • “Cultural Imperialism in Cote d’Ivoire: Who’s to Blame?” Faculty Papers 1992-1994. Series 3, Vol. XII. Midwestern State University, 1995.
  • “Reggae, Resistance and the State: Television and popular music in Cote d’Ivoire,” Critical Studies in Mass Communication. 12 (4), December 1995.
  • “Newspapers, Cable TV Experts Skeptical of 24-hour News,” HBNC Review, fall 1995. Published by the Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media, Kansas State University.
  • “Technology Empowers Independent Newspapers in Cameroon,” African Technology Forum, 7 (2), 1994. “Ivoirien Television, Willing Vector of Cultural Imperialism,” The Howard Journal of Communications 4 (3), October 1992.
  • “You are What you Buy,” Journal of Communication, 39 (2) Spring 1989. Joint article with Stanley Baran and Jinja Mok.
  • “Communication: Our old view demands new look,” Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 25 (4), October 1989.
  • “A Persistent Tension” (not juried) Review by Mitchell Land of Robert Giles and Robert Snyder (Eds) Covering the Courts: Free Press, Fair Trials and Journalistic Performance, published in Judicature, Vol. 83, No. 2, September-October 1999.
  • Book review (not juried) of Covering the Courts also published in The Law and Politics Book Review, C. Neal Tate (Ed.), Vo. 9, No. 6, June 1999.
  • “Journalism Students See London and Paris,” (not juried) Beyond Boundaries, vol. III, Issue I, Fall 1998. “The Press in Ghana,” (not juried) book review for Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, winter
  • 1997 “Television, Culture and the State in Cote d’Ivoire: A field study of the Ivoirien system,” doctoral dissertation in Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin, August 1990
  • “African Film Makes Stunning Impact,” Christian Film & Video 5 (4), July-August 1988. “The Nems King of Abidjan,” The Commission, September 1984.
  • “The Funeral” Royal Service, April 1984. Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media, Kansas State University.
  • “Technology Empowers Independent Newspapers in Cameroon,” African Technology Forum, 7 (2), 1994. “Ivoirien Television, Willing Vector of Cultural Imperialism,” The Howard Journal of Communications 4 (3), October 1992.
  • “You are What you Buy,” Journal of Communication, 39 (2) Spring 1989. Joint article with Stanley Baran and Jinja Mok.
  • “Communication: Our old view demands new look,” Evangelical Missions Quarterly, 25 (4), October 1989.

Courses Taught

  • ENGL1301 English Composition
  • ENGL 1302 English Literature
  • MEDA 1303 Media & Society
  • MEDA 2301 Media Writing I
  • MEDA 3301 Media Law & Ethics
  • MEDA 3303 Redemptive Film

Contact Info


mitch.land@tku.edu
817.722.1616

Education


Ph.D. in Radio, Television and Film

University of Texas

M.Div.

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

M.A. in journalism

University of North Texas

B.A. in French

Midwestern State University