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Bernell Tripp, Ph.D.

Associate Professor - Department of Journalism

Office: 3055 Weimer Phone: 352-392-2147 Email:


Tripp specializes in sports writing and has won several awards for her spot sports coverage and sportswriting. Before joining the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, Tripp was a sports writer for the Pensacola News and freelanced for the Orlando Sentinel, Florida Times-Union and the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Tripp has earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D.


Ph.D., University of Alabama


Tripp, Bernell E., Black Women Journalists, 1825-1860.  Northport , AL:  Vision Press, in press.

Tripp, Bernell, “The Antebellum Press.”  Wm. David Sloan, James Stovall, and Jim Startt (eds.) , The Media in America:  A History, 6th edition, (Northport, AL:  Vision Press, 2005)


Research Keywords

journalism history

Research Areas

  • Mass Communication History


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