Journalist in Residence
School of Communication
Additional Positions at AUManaging Editor/Investigative Reporting Workshop
- Lynne Perri is a full-time professor of Journalism. She is a journalist-in-residence at SOC and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a professional news organization focusing on corporate and government accountability. She teaches Online News Production, in which grad students create and produce the American Observer newsmagazine, and courses in visual journalism and reporting. She is a former deputy managing editor for Graphics and Photography at USA TODAY, where she conceptualized illustrations, graphics, maps and photo packages for all sections of the newspaper and website, and wrote occasional features and book reviews. She was a reporter and editor at The Tampa Tribune, the Tallahassee Democrat and the Clearwater Sun, and has been an adjunct professor at Syracuse, Northwestern, the University of Maryland and the University of South Florida. She has led workshops for The Washington Post, the Knight Center for International Journalists, the American Press Institute and the Society for News Design.
DegreesBachelor of Arts, University of South Carolina; Master's degree, Medill School of Journalism
- SOC - School of Communication
- New Mexico (3201) - 249
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Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
How the visual display of news in print, online and on TV affects understanding and retention.
Mothers and Children, National Geographic Society, March 2009, a new photo book for which Professor Perri wrote the introduction
The Weather Book, Knopf, 1997, a publication of USA TODAY; Professor Perri was an editor on the project.
Quoted in "8 Lessons in the Art of Teaching Journalism Online" Mediashift.
Visual Journalism Seminars
- Kaiser Media Fellows, 2008
- washingtonpost.com and Knight International Fellows, 2007
Design and Graphics packages
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
- Judge for the college entries to the RFK annual journalism awards.
Grants and Sponsored Research
- Citizen media: Professors Perri and Angie Chuang received a 2008 grant from J-Lab, funded by the Knight Foundation, to develop a training module for citizen journalists on how to interview.
- TV: Professors Perri and Dotty Lynch created a partnership between Link TV and the School of Communication to find new sources of public opinion data and innovative ways to illustrate it. They focused on global attitudes toward the Iraq War, climate change and women in leadership. The segments aired in spring 2007. The project was funded by the Center for Social Media and the Ford Foundation.
AU News and Achievements
American Observer Wins SPJ "Mark of Excellence" Award
SOC’s online magazine run by graduate journalism students has won a prestigious award for a special ...
Sold Out ONA Conference Hosts
Wide Range of Talent
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