Teaching portfolio

Course and lesson design

Syllabus: Mass Communication Practice (Fall 2013 – lead teaching assistant)

Syllabus: Global News Convergence (Spring 2012)

Guest piece for PBS MediaShift: How to get students interested in data journalism

Guest piece for PBS MediaShift: Using Storify to teach social media writing skills

Course websites

I redesigned the course website for Mass Communication Practices at the University of Wisconsin. The website is the go-to resource for the class. One of the most helpful things I added was a “frequently asked questions” section for some of the bigger assignments.

I am currently the lead editor for the Center for Journalism Ethics website. I oversaw the site’s redesign in fall 2016 and currently manage both the editorial and technical aspects of the site.

Training modules

I created grammar and style trainings for Mass Communication Practices. There are two training modules and two tests that students complete in the first three weeks of the course. You can see the grammar training module here.

I am a big fan of creating video tutorials for students. Here is an example of one of the video tutorials I wrote and recored for Mass Communication Practices.

Technical skills I can teach

Audio editing (Audacity, Garageband)
Video editing (Finalcut, iMovie, Avid, ScreenFlow)
Adobe creative (InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom, After Effects)
Camera operation (still and video)
Web design (WordPress)
Data analysis (Excel, SPSS)
Data visualization (Canva, Piktochart, Infogram, Excel, Powerpoint, Chartbuilder)
Online tools (e.g. SoundCloud, Google Drive, Scribd)

My professional work

Newsy video analysis : One thing I loved about working at global video production company Newsy was the chance to pause and reflect on major stories after weeks of coverage. I pitched and produced this video timeline (day-turn story) analyzing coverage of the growing unrest in the Middle East in 2011.

KOMU newscast: I produced this newscast after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti.