Adam Ragusea is Journalist in Residence and Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism at Mercer University’s Center for Collaborative Journalism, which unites a commercial newspaper, a public broadcaster, and an undergraduate journalism program in a “teaching hospital” model of journalism education and practice.
Ragusea is often heard reporting stories for public radio shows, including NPR’s Morning Edition and All Things Considered, NPR/WBUR’s Here & Now, APM’s Marketplace, and PRI/WNYC’s The Takeaway. He also writes reported commentaries for the public media trade publication Current, and contributes local reports to Georgia Public Broadcasting and The Telegraph newspaper of Macon, Georgia.
At Mercer, Ragusea teaches introductory and advanced journalism and media production classes. Previously, he served as Macon Bureau Chief for Georgia Public Broadcasting (2012-2014), Associate Producer / Reporter / Host at WBUR in Boston (2008-2012), and Announcer / Reporter / Interim News Director at WFIU in Bloomington, Indiana (2005-2008).
Prior to his career in journalism, Ragusea studied music composition at The Eastman School of Music, Penn State, and Indiana University. His chamber work “Jiahu” won Columbia University’s Joseph H. Bearns Prize in Music in 2004. Much of the music Ragusea uses in his radio productions is original, and he continues to create and post music in various forms at soundcloud.com/aragusea.
Ragusea lives with his wife, YA author Lauren Morrill, their baby son Freddie, and dog Lucy in the historic Vineville neighborhood of Macon, Georgia.