Roman Koenig

Roman S. Koenig

Journalism and Mass Communication

Office: BT-103a
Office Phone: (619) 388-3815
Office Hours: By appointment


DJRN 100: Mass Media in the Digital Age 
DJRN 200: Newswriting for Multimedia
DJRN 210-213: Publications - News and Management
DJRN 220: Specialty Publications
RTVF 160: Introduction to Cinema

Professional Background

Roman has worked as an industry professional since the early 1990s. He has won more than 30 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, San Diego Press Club and Los Angeles Press Club. His professional experience includes serving as an assistant news editor at The San Diego Union-Tribune and wire editor/news designer/copy editor at the North County Times, as well as writer for the Rancho Santa Fe Review and San Diego Metropolitan Magazine. He also occasionally publishes the monthly online news journal North Coast Current. Outside of journalism, Roman is an independent filmmaker and screenwriter. He holds a Master of Arts degree in Television, Film and New Media Production from San Diego State University; a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science with a Literature/Writing Studies minor from Cal State San Marcos; and an associate's degree in Journalism from Palomar College. In 2009 and 2010, Roman's productions for the San Diego installment of the 48 Hour Film Project have gone on to place in the "Best Of" out of 50 submissions, and have been shown at the Temecula Valley International Film Festival. His 2001 film production "Human Resource" won honorable mention for feature length film in the Zoie Films International festival.


Roman S. Koenig is San Diego City College's assistant professor of Journalism. Roman was first hired part-time in 2003 to rebuild the college's dormant Journalism program, and was hired full-time as an assistant professor in 2007. Under Roman's leadership, the student newspaper has won numerous awards, and students have gone on to work in local print and broadcast media. The paper was a finalist for a national Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in 2008. In 2009, the City Times newspaper won 12 awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, including Best Newspaper for San Diego colleges, winning out over San Diego State, Southwestern College, and Grossmont College. In summer 2010, City Times also won Best in Show in the San Diego County Fair's Student Showcase college newspaper division.