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Matthew Apuzzo
Photo of Matthew Apuzzo Matt Apuzzo is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times in Washington. He has uncovered the locations of CIA prisons, revealed widespread cheating on FBI certification tests and identified the exclusive cadre of Wall Street bankers who get ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-500 Ethics in Journalism
MPJO-856 Covering National Security

Rolando Arrieta
Photo of Rolando Arrieta Rolando Arrieta is Manager of News Operations at NPR and Senior Production Trainer. As a radio producer for nearly 20 years, Rolando has produced countless music documentaries and features for the then Cultural Programs. He was part of the producer ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-723 Audio Storytelling
MPPR-723 Audio Storytelling- Crosslisted with MPJO-723

Tanya Ballard Brown
Photo of Tanya Ballard Brown Tanya Ballard Brown is an editor for NPR.org, where she spends her days collaborating with editors and reporters to create compelling web content that complements radio reports; brainstorming and implementing Web-only features; managing online producers, Kroc Fellows and interns ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-500 Ethics in Journalism

Ryan Beckwith
Photo of Ryan Beckwith Ryan Teague Beckwith is the News Editor at the Washington Examiner. Previously, he worked as the politics channel manager at Digital First Media, an online editor for Congress.org and Rollcall.com at CQ Roll Call and as a reporter ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-501 Reporting and News Writing

Robert Benincasa
Photo of Robert Benincasa Robert Benincasa is a computer-assisted reporting producer in NPR's Investigations Unit in Washington, D.C. Since joining NPR in 2008, Benincasa has been reporting on NPR Investigations stories, analyzing data for investigations, and developing data visualizations and interactive applications ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-900 MPS Journalism Capstone

Alan L. Bjerga
Photo of Alan L. Bjerga Alan Bjerga is the author of the book "Endless Appetites: How the Commodities Casino Creates Hunger and Unrest" and the 2010 president of the National Press Club. He covers agricultural policy for Bloomberg News and in 2010-2011 was also the ...
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Carol Blymire
Photo of Carol Blymire Carol Blymire is principal of Blymire Communications, a privately held communications and public affairs practice in Washington, D.C. focusing on strategic communications, media and public relations, and partnership development. As principal, Carol brings nearly 20 years of communications leadership ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-891 Personal Branding (Cross-listed with MPPR 891)
MPPR-891 Personal Branding

Cindy Boren
Photo of Cindy Boren Cindy Boren has had a career grounded in the basics of sports journalist with an emphasis on reporting and content editing at the Kansas City Star, Hartford Courant, National Sports Daily, the New York Daily News and, presently, the Washington ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-770 Sports Journalism

Jeremy Bowers
Photo of Jeremy Bowers Jeremy Bowers is an interactive developer for The New York Times. Previously, he was a news applications developer for NPR’s visuals team, where he worked on projects like Planet Money Makes a T-Shirt and Arrested Development. Before that, Bowers ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-779 Web Development for Media
MPPR-779 Web Development for Media (Cross-listed with MPJO 779)

Brooke Brower
Photo of Brooke Brower Brooke Brower is the executive producer for MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd” and a contributor to the NBC News Political Unit and “First Read.” Previously, he was a producer for “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” For MSNBC, he ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-854 Political Reporting

Bruce D. Brown
Photo of Bruce D. Brown J.D., Yale Law School, 1995
M.A., Harvard University, 1992
A.B., Stanford University, 1988

Bruce D. Brown is the executive director of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in Arlington, Virginia and is of counsel in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-793 Media Law for Journalists

David Chalian
Photo of David Chalian David Chalian is the Vice President for Video Programming at POLITICO where he oversees all of the video efforts including POLITICO LIVE special events coverage and all new video program and product development. Prior to joining POLITICO, Chalian served as ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-854 Political Reporting

Jennifer Chaney
Photo of Jennifer Chaney Jen Chaney is a digital journalist with two decades of experience in the news business. Currently a pop culture writer for numerous outlets -- including The Washington Post, Esquire, New York magazine, Slate and others -- she previously worked full-time at The ...
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Ben De La Cruz
Photo of Ben De La Cruz Ben de la Cruz is an award-winning documentary video producer and multimedia journalist. He joined NPR as the multimedia editor for the science desk in June 2012. In this role, he will serve as the visual architect for coverage of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-508 Video Journalism

Victor Jon Denunzio
Photo of Victor Jon Denunzio Jon DeNunzio founded and runs runs Squarely Digital, a consulting company that aims to help other organizations get more out of their efforts online.

The company, which launched in early 2013, serves small to mid-sized businesses and other organizations looking ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-900 MPS Journalism Capstone

Kenneth Dodelin
Photo of Kenneth Dodelin Ken Dodelin is the Director of Mobile News Products at The Washington Post, where he manages the migration of news content from printed paper to smartphones, tablets and e-readers. Ken is also Founder and CEO of Mobile Surroundings, which produced ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-786 Entrepreneurial Journalism

Kathryn Downs
Photo of Kathryn Downs Kat Downs is the Graphics Director at The Washington Post. Before joining The Post in 2008, she worked at The Baltimore Sun. She designs, develops and edits information graphics and multimedia projects. She has taught design at Northwestern University’s ...
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J. M. Falgoust
Photo of J. M. Falgoust J. Michael serves as the Wizards Insider for Comcast SportsNet

In this position, J. Michael leads the network’s digital media coverage of the Washington Wizards and contributes to its news, entertainment and live-game programming. He joined Comcast SportsNet in ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-770 Sports Journalism

Carole Feldman
Photo of Carole Feldman Carole Feldman is director of News Operations and Finance for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C., and the national education editor. She also conceived and is the overall coordinator of the joint AP-APME project Aging America, which is examining ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-500 Ethics in Journalism
MPJO-900 MPS Journalism Capstone

Adam Goldman
Photo of Adam Goldman Adam Goldman is a reporter for The Washington Post covering national security. He previously worked for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C., where he won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting for a series of stories about the ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-856 Covering National Security

Emma P. Harris
Photo of Emma P. Harris Emma Patti is the Digital Products Manager for the Baltimore Sun Media Group. Emma was previously the web designer for Baltimore Magazine, and designed and launched its responsive website. She also served as the web manager for Bethesda and Arlington ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-508 Video Journalism
MPJO-781 Multimedia Storytelling
MPPR-781 Multimedia Storytelling

Brian M. Healy
Photo of Brian M. Healy Brian Healy is a distinguished veteran of CBS News. He first joined the CBS Evening News in 1972 in New York, and served in the London bureau as a field producer from 1976 to 1979. Healy has held positions as ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-900 MPS Journalism Capstone

Natalie Hopkinson
Photo of Natalie Hopkinson Natalie Hopkinson is author of Go-Go Live: The Musical Life and Death of a Chocolate City (Duke University Press July 2012.) A contributing editor of The Root magazine and directs the IF…Urban and Arts & Society projects as a fellow ...
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Elise Hu-Stiles
Photo of Elise Hu-Stiles Hu covers technology and culture for NPR's on-air and online platforms. She joined NPR in 2011 to head up the digital and editorial launch of StateImpact, a DuPont award winning public policy reporting network. Previously, she was a founding ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-505 Digital Essentials for Journalists

Keith Jenkins
Photo of Keith Jenkins Keith Jenkins is a director of photography at National Geographic where he oversees the Society’s online photographic presence and staff. Previously, he served as the Supervising Senior Producer for Multimedia at NPR.org. In this role, Keith lead a ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-781 Multimedia Storytelling
MPPR-781 Multimedia Storytelling

Amy L. Kovac-Ashley
Photo of Amy L. Kovac-Ashley Amy Kovac-Ashley is the assistant dean of Georgetown’s Master’s in Professional Studies Program in Journalism, where she focuses on curriculum and faculty development, industry connections and careers. She is also the adviser to the Georgetown student chapter of ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-860 MPS Journalism Internship
MPJO-900 MPS Journalism Capstone

Linda Kramer Jenning
Photo of Linda Kramer Jenning Linda Kramer Jenning began her journalism career with the Associated Press, serving in New York, San Francisco and Oregon. She worked in television at the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, before returning to print journalism as a freelancer for Time ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-630 The Art of Interviewing
MPJO-783 Storytelling for Change- Cross listed with MPPR-782
MPJO-900 MPS Journalism Capstone
MPPR-783 Storytelling for Change- Cross listed with MPJO-783

Gregg P. Leslie
Photo of Gregg P. Leslie Gregg Leslie, Legal Defense Director, The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

Gregg has been an attorney with the Reporters Committee since 1994 and has served as the Legal Defense Director since 2000. He supervises the Committee's amicus ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-793 Media Law for Journalists

Sondra Levitt
Photo of Sondra Levitt Sunny Levitt is founder and principal Executive Coach at SL Consultants, an executive coaching and career management firm that partners with leaders who are committed to developing and reaching their professional goals. She is also an Adjunct Lecturer at Georgetown ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt
MPPR-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt

Greg Linch
Photo of Greg Linch Greg Linch works on projects for the local desk at The Washington Post, collaborating with reporters, editors and departments across the newsroom. This position follows an experimental role with the newsroom developer team building tools for documents, user submissions and ...
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Ryan Lizza
Photo of Ryan Lizza Ryan Lizza is the Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker. He covers the White House, presidential campaigns, Congress, and national politics.

Lizza joined The New Yorker after working at The New Republic, where he was a political correspondent from 1998 ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-700 Feature Writing

Earl Mitchell
Photo of Earl Mitchell Doug is a nationally recognized media trainer, project strategist and career coach. Dozens of his former students are now working in various media around the world, many of whom you can hear each day on NPR and public radio stations ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-733 On Location: Reporting in the Field

Julie M. Moos
Photo of Julie M. Moos Julie Moos joined McClatchy in March 2013 as senior digital editor at the Washington Bureau. In that role, she led a reset of the bureau's digital work, introducing data visualizations, daily video and new budgeting and publishing processes. She ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-505 Digital Essentials for Journalists

Don Neal
Photo of Don Neal A marketing thought leader, business strategist, entrepreneur and professor, Don Neal brings his Madison Avenue experience to help organizations see their opportunities and challenges in a new light. He has dedicated his career to the art and science of persuasion ...
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Laurie Ann Phillips
Photo of Laurie Ann Phillips Laurie Ann Phillips leads strategic planning, thought leadership, media relations, partnership development and policy communications for corporations, associations and government agencies.

With nearly 20 years of public relations experience, Ms. Phillips joined the in-house team at the Consumer Electronics Association ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt
MPPR-500 Conversations About Ethics: Philosophical, Professional, and Personal
MPPR-560 Strt Career Planning & Mgmt
MPPR-950 Public Relations and Corporate Communications Capstone

Sudeep Reddy
Photo of Sudeep Reddy Sudeep Reddy is an economics editor in The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau. He directs economics reporters serving every Journal platform including its newswires, website, print editions, video channel and radio service. Reddy joined the Journal as a reporter ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-505 Digital Essentials for Journalists

Whitney Shefte
Photo of Whitney Shefte Whitney Shefte is a Peabody, Emmy and POYi Award-winning video journalist at The Washington Post, where she has worked since 2006. She has documented everything from AIDS in D.C., to gun violence in the U.S., to the forgotten ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-508 Video Journalism

Paul Singer
Paul Singer is the Congress and Politics Editor at USA TODAY, where he directs and produces coverage of legislation, political campaigns and congressional ethics. In the summer of 2012, while overseeing the paper’s 2012 presidential election coverage, Singer led ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-765 Covering Capitol Hill

Jeff Sonderman
Photo of Jeff Sonderman Jeff Sonderman is the deputy director of the American Press Institute, a leader in journalism innovation through research, training, convening thought leaders and creating tools. He is a former adjunct faculty and digital media fellow at The Poynter Institute for ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-505 Digital Essentials for Journalists
MPJO-892 Product Innovation Lab with Washington City Paper

Dina M. Tilghman
Photo of Dina M. Tilghman Dina Cappiello is the national environmental reporter for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C. where her beat encompasses the Environmental Protection Agency, offshore oil and gas drilling, nuclear energy, coal and global warming policy. Cappiello has contributed to AP ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-501 Reporting and News Writing

Robyn Tomlin Carter
Photo of Robyn Tomlin Carter Robyn Tomlin is the chief digital officer at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. She is responsible for editorial, digital and communications strategy for the non-profit, nonpartisan think tank that studies and reports on the issues, attitudes and ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-505 Digital Essentials for Journalists

Derek Willis
Photo of Derek Willis Derek Willis works for The New York Times on The Upshot, a site devoted to politics, policy and other fun things. He maintains The Times' congressional and election data and contributes to other projects. He has served as an adjunct ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-722 Data Reporting

Howard Y. Yoon
Photo of Howard Y. Yoon Howard Yoon is a literary agent and principal of the Ross Yoon Agency, where he began his publishing career 15 years ago as Gail Ross' literary assistant. Since then he has worked as an agent, writer, and editor for numerous ...
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This instructor has taught:
MPJO-730 Crafting Narrative Non-Fiction

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