About me

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I am an associate professor of journalism in the Communication Department at Columbia College Chicago, where I teach everything from Introduction to Journalism and Essentials of Interviewing to Interpretive Reporting and the College Magazine Workshop (a capstone class that produces the award-winning Echo magazine and its companion website). My research focuses on how magazine media are changing in the digital age, and specifically on fact-checking practices. You can read about it in Journalism Practice and the Columbia Journalism Review. I created a fact-checking course for Mediabistro, which you can check out here. I recently co-wrote a chapter on the history of Ebony magazine that will be published in the Handbook of Magazine Studies (which my colleague and I presented at Mapping the Magazine 5, an international conference in Chicago in July 2018), and I am working on a textbook of magazine case studies.

My articles have been published in Journalism Practice, the Columbia Journalism Review, Chicago magazine, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Tribune Magazine, the Chicago Sun-Times, In These Times, Belt magazine, Huffington Post, the Common Review, Ocean Paddler, Adventure Kayak, Sea Kayaker and other publications. I also work as a freelance editor.