Dr. Foust’s teaching areas include broadcast journalism, journalism law and ethics and online journalism. He worked as a news videographer and editor at WYTV-TV in Youngstown, Ohio, where he also produced special projects. His background also includes video production and multimedia design. During the summer of 2000, he worked at WXYZ-TV in Detroit as part of a National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) faculty development grant. In September and October of 2014, he spent three weeks in San Francisco with KQED’s multimedia journalists.
His research interests include electronic media history, technology of mass communication and communication law. He has written a book, Big Voices of the Air: The Battle Over Clear Channel Radio, based on his dissertation research. He also wrote Online Journalism: Principles and Practices of News for the Web, a leading online journalism textbook, and is co-author of a video production textbook.
In his spare time, he enjoys cars, computers, woodworking and word puzzles. He has taught at BGSU since 1994.