I have some very exciting news to share today. I will be teaching news reporting and digital storytelling this Fall at The Medill Content Lab at the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern in the graduate program. The Content Lab provides a fast-paced immersion into a news and editorial environment for graduate students. Medill at Northwestern is my alma mater, so this opportunity is extra special.
I will be teaching graduate students 2-3 days during the week in an environment that very much resembles a real newsroom, and in the process, I'll also be working alongside faculty and mentors from my days at Tribune Interactive, as well as Northwestern from my undergrad years. The future of journalism rests on the alchemy of disciplines of news writing, video story telling in short and long form, podcasting, and the smart use of user experience and human computer interaction. Add to that mix the rigor of the Medill School, and you get a very challenging experience. I can't wait to meet the students in my class, and to learn more about them, and what kind of stories they will tell and report. If you live in Chicago and you want to grab lunch downtown, that means we can do that, too, since the graduate school campus is located there. It's going to be a great Fall Quarter.