Patrick Ferrucci
Department Chair • Associate Professor
Journalism • College Leadership

Office: Armory 1B19

Patrick Ferrucci is an associate professor in the Department of Journalism.

His research is in media sociology and primarily concerns itself with how shifting notions of “organization” in journalism lead to influence on journalism practice. Specifically, his work examines organization-level variables’ impact on message construction. He is particularly interested in how various market models of journalism affect news production processes. Ferrucci’s work has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals such as Journalism, Digital Journalism, New Media & Society, Journalism Studies, Human Communication Research and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. He’s also the author of the book Making Nonprofit News: Market Models, Influence and Journalism Practice (Routledge, 2020).

Prior to the University of Colorado, he taught classes at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois; the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri and Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Before entering academia, Ferrucci spent nine years as a journalist. He covered pop culture, primarily rock music, for various newspapers, magazines and online publications. He holds an undergraduate degree in sociology from Providence College, a master’s in journalism from Emerson College, and a PhD with a focus in journalism studies/media sociology from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.