Roger Plothow: Personal and Professional Portfolio


After 37 years in journalism and conference production, plus the recent completion of a master’s degree in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, I have made a career pivot. I’m now eastern Idaho program manager of a Youth Apprenticeship program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor and administered by Idaho Business for Education. I’m also a mmber of the adjunct faculty at Gonzaga University’s graduate program in Communication and Leadership Studies and College of Eastern Idaho:

  • My resume and related information.
  • Samples of my academic writing, including a profile of Neil Postman, whose scholarly work in the field of communication I greatly admire. Plus, for the truly committed, a shortened version of my master’s thesis on social presence and online learning.
  • A critical essay on journalism.
  • Four short essays on fake news.
  • You’ll also find my father’s autobiography and related information. One of his last requests of me was to see to it that this was made available through the Internet. He had a remarkable, inspiring life. He is missed by all who knew him.