School of Media & Strategic Communications

Barbara Allen

 Barbar Allen

 Barbara Allen

Lecturer of Mass Communication and Multimedia Journalism, & Faculty Adviser for the O'Colly

        Barbara Allen is the adviser at OSU's award-winning student-run daily newspaper, The Daily O'Collegian. A student editor in the late mid-'90s, it was her dream to one day return to the O'Colly to help lead students. She obtained a master's degree at the University of Missouri in 2009, and after 12 years at the Tulsa World as a reporter, editor and adviser to the nation's top youth section, Satellite, she moved back to Stillwater to take her dream job. Allen also teaches as an adjunct in the School, overseeing two sections of Electronic Communications and a class called Newsroom 101, which she designed to accelerate the journalistic learning process for incoming freshmen. She is married to Billy Berkenbile, another former O'Colly editor and owner of Billy's Drum Shop in Stillwater. They have three children.

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