Baylor University
Sara Stone

Dr. Sara Stone

Department Chair
Phone: (254) 710-6348
Office: Castellaw 265


  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Writing and Reporting


  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Bachelor's Degree in Journalism
  • Texas Tech University, Master's Degree in Mass Communications
  • University of Tennessee, Doctorate in Communications

Year Started at Baylor

  • 1982


  • Worked five years for the Amarillo Globe-News as a reporter, copy editor, news editor and assistant night city editor
  • Taught at West Texas A&M in Canyon for six years
  • Was a reporter, writer, producer and weekend anchor for KVII-TX in Amarillo
  • Part-time copy editor for the Knoxville News-Sentinel
  • Served on a nationwide Task Force on the Ethics of the Media Coverage of the Mount Carmel standoff sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists


  • Periodically interviewed on KWTX-TV (Waco's local CBS affiliate) regarding media-related issues, especially those dealing with media law or ethics
  • Named a Bickel Fellow and an outstanding doctoral student in the College of Communications at the University of Tennessee
  • Named the Outstanding Society of Professional Journalists Campus Chapter Adviser in the United States in 1987
  • National Vice President for the campus chapter affairs for SPJ from 1988-1994
  • One of the SPJ student chapter advisers at Baylor
  • Has been the facilitator twice for the Ted Scripps Leadership Workshop sponsored by SPJ through funding provided by Scripps Howard
  • Serve on the Baylor Faculty Senate
  • Twice been the recipient of the Rachel Hunter Moore Outstanding Faculty Member Award
  • Named to the Mortar Board Circle of Achievement twice
  • Director of undergraduate studies in the journalism department

Interests & Hobbies

  • Rugged beauty of the Four Corners region
  • Good mysteries
  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Travelling
  • Sailing
  • Reading
  • Avowed "news junkie"
  • Spending time with her husband (Dr. Robert Barkley), three children (David, Daniel and Rachel), and grandchildren (Nikolas, Cambri and Asa)

Favorite Thing about Teaching

  • "Seeing the light bulb come on in students and watching them get rewarding jobs after graduation."

Favorite Thing about Baylor

  • The journalism & media arts majors