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James Lomuscio

James Lomuscio headshotAdjunct Instructor of Journalism
M.A., Fairfield University, Communication
B.A., St. Francis College, Brooklyn
Office: Morrill 202
Phone: (203) 392-5800

Publications and Experience

James J. Lomuscio is an award winning journalist with more than 40 years experience as a newspaper and magazine writer and editor. He has written for the New York Times for more than 10 years, was a staff member of Gannett newspapers for more than 11 years, a correspondent for the Connecticut Post for seven years, special correspondent for the Stamford Advocate and has been associate editor of since 2003.

He has also served as a writer for Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, as associate editor of Practical Homeowner magazine, a lead book researcher for Time-Life Books, editor of the Westport News, editor of Westport Magazine, and was a start-up editor for

During his career, Lomuscio has won numerous awards, including three first place writing/reporting awards from the New England Press Association, and 13 first places from the Society of Professional Journalists Connecticut Chapter.

Lomuscio is the author of "Village of the Dammed: The Fight for Open Space and the Flooding of a Connecticut Town," published by the University Press of New England and a 2006 finalist for the Connecticut Book Award. He is also the author of the McGraw Hill text "Writing with Your Head and Your Heart: Balancing Logic and Emotion to Create Powerful Nonfiction."

Courses taught

JRN 320 -- Writing Magazine Articles