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Scott Maier

Professor Emerit
European Studies, SOJC


Scott Maier’s 20-year career as a newspaper and wire-service reporter includes covering city hall, the state legislature, Latin America, and a variety of other news beats. He founded CAR Northwest, an industry-academic partnership providing training in computer-assisted reporting to newsrooms and journalism classrooms.


  • PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2000
  • MA, University of Southern California, 1989
  • BA, Oberlin College, 1977


Maier’s research interests include newsroom numeracy, media accuracy, diffusion of new technology, and managing newsrooms for technological change.

Areas of Expertise

  • Investigative journalism
  • Computer-assisted reporting
  • Quantitative methods