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Michelle Johnson Resume

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Michelle Johnson
mijohn2@bu.eduSUMMARY
Seasoned educator, editor, writer and multimedia producer with experience in printand online. Experienced in developing course content and teaching a variety of multimedia applications including Photoshop, Flash, SoundSlides, FinalCut, Audacity,web content management systems such as WordPress, and data visualization toolswith a focus on multimedia storytelling. Part of team that launched boston.com, the
Boston Globe’s award
-winning regional web site.
EDUCATION
 
M.S.
, Journalism, Columbia University, 1982.
B.S.
, Journalism, University of Maryland, College Park, 1979.
RELEVANT EXPERIENCEBoston University 
Associate Professor of the Practice, Multimedia Journalism
 
Teach intro and advanced multimedia journalism courses focused on writingspecifically for the web, production of multimedia including photo galleries, audioslideshows, video and data visualization. Oversee production of long-form projectsin advanced class with heavy emphasis on visuals and advanced storytellingtechniques. Created partnership with Patch.com to provide intro course studentswith opportunities to have their work published online. Revised, updatedcurriculum. As program director, offer input on hiring of adjunct faculty and serve asadvisor to journalism faculty on issues related to multimedia. 2009-present.Committee Assignments/Service
 
Co-chair Online News Association Conference
, September 2011, Boston:Served as co-chair of the annual convention of the premier professionalorganization of journalists who work in online news.
 
Curriculum Committee
, Journalism department, Boston University: Serving oncommittee tasked with revising and updating undergraduate and graduatecurriculum. 2011-2012
 
Multicultural Advisory Committee
, Boston University, 2010-present
 
Faculty Liaison, New England Scholastic Press Association, 2009-present
 
Judge, Toner Prize for Political Reporting, Syracuse University, 2011-present
 
Guest Faculty, Cape Cod Writers Conference, August, 2011
Emerson College
Journalist in Residence, Department of JournalismAs term faculty, taught a variety of basic and advanced journalism courses includingInteractive News, Online Publishing, Newsgathering, Copy Editing and Design forprint and web, Images of News (included multimedia labs), and History of 
 
Journalism. Developed course syllabi and lectures covering current and historicalissues in journalism, ethics related to use of images in print and online, and trends inonline news. Designed tutorials to instruct students in use of various print, webproduction, multimedia applications, blogging tools, and still image and videoediting. 2006
 –
2009Committee Assignments/Service
 
Emerson College Conduct Board, 2008-09
 
Advisor, The Other Tradition, Center for Diversity Newsletter and web site,2008-09
 
Common Reading and Viewing Experience Committee (CRVE) 2007-2008.
Maynard Institute Multimedia Editing Program
 Guest FacultyLecture and teach multimedia applications and editing for the web to journalistsselected from newspapers nationwide to participate in an intensive six-weektraining program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Lead discussions on multimediastorytelling, best practices in online news, latest production tools. Review andcritique multimedia packages produced by participants.June 2007, June 2008, June 2010, June 2011
Boston University
Adjunct Professor, JournalismTaught advanced research course focusing on techniques for gathering backgroundinformation for stories using off-line and online resources, including advancedtechniques for using search engines, specialty databases, and Lexis/Nexis. Instructedstudents in use of software such as Microsoft Access and Excel to pull stories out of numbers, reviewed ethical issues related to use of digital resources.Fall 2003-Spring 2006
Computerworld.com
Freelance ColumnistWrote a feature column reviewing latest gadgets and networking-related hardwarefor online trade publication targeted at information technology managers.January 2006-2007
The Boston Globe 
Personal Tech ColumnistFreelanced a bi-
weekly column for the Boston Globe’s business section. Explained
the intricacies of personal technology in plain English; reviewed hardware, software,web sites. Contributor, technology special sections.1997-2005
Superior Telegram, Superior, Wis.
Newsroom ConsultantServed as an interim editor, consultant to small Knight Ridder-owned daily on short-term, temporary assignment. Advised and made recommendations to publisher on
 
hiring of a new editor and staff development. Served as writing coach, advised staff on editing, layout, headline-writing. Conducted writing workshop for reporting staff.November-December, 2005
Emerson College
 Technology Manager, School of CommunicationAdvised departments of Journalism and Communication in acquisition of latesttechnologies for incorporation into journalism/communication curriculum.Represented department on team charged with design and construction of newmulti-million-dollar cross-media newsroom opened in Fall 03. Assisted with specialweb projects; liaison between journalism faculty and IT staff.10/01-9/03
The Boston GlobeBoston Globe Electronic Publishing
Editorial Manager,Boston Globe OnlinePart of team that launchedboston.com,a regionally focused site with the BostonGlobe as its flagship. Supervised staff in creation of online daily newspaper;developed special sections; liaison between newsroom and online staff; advisedcontent developers for other areas of the site. 4/95-3/96Assistant Business EditorEditor of Plugged In, a weekly consumer-oriented computer and technology page,and Emerging Business, a twice-a-week feature on start-up and growing businesses.Supervised staff of three reporters and several freelancers. Wrote weekly column"Tech Speak," a roundup on the Internet, online services, and consumer computingnews. Oversaw redesign of Plugged In, creating new features and a consistent lookfor the page.6/94-4/95Copy Desk SupervisorSupervised staff of 11 editors who produced six weekly regional sections of theSunday Globe, including City Weekly. Critiqued and made recommendations onlayout and editing of the sections; oversaw redesign.6/91-8/93Senior Assistant Night EditorSupervised metro and national/foreign copy desks; part of team that selectedstories for page one; page one layout editor for Sunday Globe; approved page oneheadlines, captions. Layout of daily Globe as assigned. Promoted to this exemptposition after two years as Assistant Night Editor.1988-1991
 
Assistant Political EditorDetached from Night Desk to join political unit for 1988 presidential campaign.Edited daily, advance copy and commentary; on staff at GOP national convention,New Orleans.

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