Timothy Hughes teaches Journalistic Judgment as well as Media Law and Ethics. Since 2008, Hughes has worked as a night editor at Newsday where he helps guide daily breaking news coverage.
Before coming to Newsday, Hughes worked as a reporter, editor, feature writer and film critic at several publications in his native Southern California. He worked as a staff writer and editor at the Los Angeles Times, The Long Beach Press-Telegram, The Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, The San Gabriel Valley News, The Wave Newspapers of Los Angeles and the news wire service, City News Service of Los Angeles.
As a reporter, he has covered federal and state courts, crime, politics and disasters, ranging from earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides and floods to airplane crashes. He also helped create and design a community news section for the Los Angeles Times and was the editor and publisher of the Pasadena Weekly, an alternative weekly newspaper owned by the Times. Hughes also worked as a fellow at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, a First Amendment law firm in Washington D.C. He worked closely with a team of First Amendment lawyers and constitutional scholars on a range of legal cases involving journalists and wrote for the organization’s weekly and monthly publications.