Teaching overview

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KOMU TV studio (Photo by University of Missouri School of Journalism)

My teaching experience ranges from one-on-one coaching of rookie producers in a TV news booth, to crafting and organizing material for a 120-student, six-credit foundational journalism course.

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Providing feedback on students’ final projects. Photo by Thomas Yonash.

At the University of Missouri, I supervised journalism students producing and reporting for the local NBC affiliate, KOMU-TV, teaching technical and ethical skills on-the-job. I was also responsible for the journalism students enrolled in the Global News Convergence course, which placed journalism students in the newsroom of global multimedia news company Newsy.

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Newsy focuses on mobile and tablet consumers (Photo by Newsy.com)

My teaching skill set has extended beyond broadcast-specific skills at the University of Wisconsin, where I spent two semesters as a teaching assistant (TA) for a six-credit course that freshly minted journalism students complete. I taught a lab of 15 students, meeting with them for two, three-hour sessions each week where I would teach skills such as news writing, strategic communication, web and magazine design, audio and video editing, data analysis and visual storytelling. After my second semester teaching this course, I received an Early Excellence in Teaching Award from the university.

I was then promoted to the lead TA position, which meant being the liaison between the 120 enrolled students, eight TAs and three professors who rotated through teaching the course. I gained two years experience organizing a course with seemingly endless moving parts, refreshing existing assignments and creating new ones, and supporting my students’ and colleagues’ needs.

See my teaching portfolio here.

 

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