Fred Johnson is a documentary maker, teacher, and media and communications policy scholar. His work has been transmitted in a wide range of venues including the Learning and Discovery Channels, WNET-New York, PBS stations throughout the U.S., BBC 2 and BBC World Service. He has over 30 documentaries and media productions to his credit addressing a wide range of concerns including globalization, the international arms trade, Appalachian culture, poetry, urban and public space, and relationships of communications, geography and constructed space.

As a recipient of the US-UK Fulbright Television Arts Fellowship he was sited at the BBC’s legendary Community Programmes Unit in London where he took part in early experiments with social documentary, citizen access and engagement, producing for their Open Space Series. His work has been screened in a number of media arts venues including the Northwest Film Center, the Pacific Film Archives, the Wexner Center for the Arts, and the Irish Film Institute in Dublin.