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Judy Polumbaum is a journalist, essayist, editor, book publisher and media scholar. She taught at the University of Iowa in Iowa City for nearly three decades and is now professor emerita of journalism & mass communication. Her research career focused on journalism and mass media in contemporary China. Nowadays she writes about photography and family, often drawing on the work of her late father Ted Polumbaum, a longtime photojournalist for LIFE, Look, The New York Times Magazine and many other publications, whose archives are in the custody of the Newseum in Washington DC.


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