Alexa Capeloto
Associate Professor
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M.S., Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (2000)

B.A., University of California at Berkeley (1999, English)


Alexa Capeloto is an associate professor who teaches journalism and co-coordinates the college’s Digital Media and Journalism Minor. She also is faculty adviser for the student newspaper, The John Jay Sentinel. She earned her master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University in 2000 and has worked as a reporter and editor at The Glendale News-Press, The Detroit Free Press, and The San Diego Union-Tribune, eventually serving as the Union-Tribune's enterprise editor. Since joining the John Jay faculty in 2009, she has published several legal, scholarly and journalistic articles related to Freedom of Information laws, paying particular attention to the intersection of privatization and the public's right to know.

JJC Affiliations
Digital Media and Journalism Minor
Professional Memberships

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

AEJMC Law and Policy Division

College Media Association

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Association for Media Literacy Education