In 2010 Campbell received the Utah Press Association’s John E. Jones Award. The award recognized individuals committed to the preservation of newspapers. Campbell's papers are constantly published in academic and professional journals and newspapers. In 2012 Campbell published a textbook entitled Making it Work: Strengthening the Relationship between Journalists and PR Practitioners. He also regularly publishes columns in The Salt Lake Tribune.
Throughout his career Campbell has been the Society of Professional Journalists' National Freedom of Information (FOI) Chair and has also served in other capacities on the FOI committee. He worked for the Deseret News for fifteen years.
In 2012, Campbell and fellow professor Kris Boyle presented a paper entitled Baptism of Fire: A Comparative Analysis of Media Coverage of the LDS Church’s Practice of Proxy Baptisms. In 2014, the paper was accepted into the Journal of Media and Religion.
In 2016, Campbell conducted research concerning the change and evolution of political endorsements by different news industries.
- BYU Department of Communications - Professors Work Examines Media Coverage of Baptisms for the Dead (3 December 2014)
- LDS Church News - BYU's Daily Universe moves to weekly paper (13 Jan 2012)
- BYU Department of Communications - Utah Press Association Honors BYU Professor (5 April 2010)
- BYU Department of Communications - Republican Or Democrat, Incumbent OR Newcomer? BYU Research Show Substantial Shift In Who Newspapers Endorse for President. (28 Sep 2016)