Donald Shanor | Columbia Journalism School

Donald Shanor

Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor Emeritus

Donald Shanor taught at the Journalism school as an adjunct, lecturer, and professor between 1961 and 1992, introducing courses in international reporting and reporting on race relations, as well as heading the International Division for foreign students.

He took a break to serve as Chicago Daily News correspondent in Bonn and Vienna, 1967-1971, covering Germany, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Earlier, he was a correspondent and editor for United Press International in Frankfurt, London, New York, and the United Nations.  As a Columbia visiting professor, he taught in Beijing, Aarhus, and Prague.

He graduated from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and received an M.A. in Public Law and Government from Columbia.  His books include "Soviet Europe," 1975, and "After the Russians/ Eastern Europe joins the West" (with Constance Collier Shanor), 2004. Since retiring as Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor, he has been teaching an online English course for the University of Phoenix and writing a history of the Chicago Daily News foreign service.