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Michael Ray FitzGerald is a freelance writer and member of Society of Professional Journalists. He has written hundreds of articles for local, regional, national and international publications, including several scholarly journals as well as three books.

FitzGerald has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Jacksonville University, a master’s in mass communication from University of Florida, where he also taught journalism, and a doctorate from University of Reading in Berkshire, England. His primary research area is media history, specializing in film and television. He teaches communication at Flagler College and University of North Florida.

He plays music in his spare time.

FitzGerald has written for the following publications:

Both Sides Now, Jacksonville, Fla.
Southeast Entertainer, Jacksonville, reviewer
The Notebook, Jacksonville, reviewer
JAM, Orlando, stringer/columnist
Musician’s Trade Journal, Nashua, N.H., stringer/columnist
Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, correspondent
The Campus Voice, Florida State College at Jacksonville, reporter/editor
Cow Ford, Jacksonville University, creator/editor
• Lede, Jacksonville University
The Navigator, Jacksonville University
Jacksonville Business Quarterly, reporter/managing editor
Jacksonville Business Journal, correspondent (150 articles)
Orlando Business Journal, correspondent
Atlanta Business Chronicle, correspondent
• Associated Press, Miami bureau, stringer
Canopic Jar, Woodstock, Ill.
Left Curve, Oakland, Calif.
The Humanist, Washington, D.C.
Free Inquiry, Amherst, N.Y.
Utne Reader, Topeka, Ks.
Merge, Adelaide, Australia
The CommuniGator, University of Florida
Thursday Night, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Southern Fried, Nashville
Howard Journal of Communication, Howard University, Philadelphia, Pa.
Film and History, Oshkosh, Wisc.
Southern Cultures, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Journal of Popular Culture, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.
Film Locations: Paris, Intellect Books, Manchester, UK, contributor
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, University of California, Los Angeles
Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, London

and is author of these books:

Native Americans on Network TV, Rowman & Littlefield, 2014
Mixed Metaphors, Paradiddle Press/Lulu.com, 2013
Sitcoms and Suburbia, Greenwood Press, forthcoming

Mixed Metaphors is available from Lulu.com.