Michelle Johnson

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I am currently a Professional academic, teaching journalism

Boston University

Job Title:
Associate Prof. of the Practice, Multimedia Journalism


Michelle Johnson is Associate Professor of the Practice, Multimedia Journalism, Boston University. Johnson is a former editor for the Boston Globe and boston.com. For more than 15 years, she has conducted multimedia workshops for professional journalists and worked with student training programs for a variety of professional journalism organizations including the Maynard Institute, the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and UNITY.
Johnson currently oversees Boston University News Service, a web-only award-winning news site which showcases work produced by BU’s journalism students.
In 2014, BU News Service was named top online news site by Associated Press, Massachusetts/Rhode Island, and the Society of Professional Journalists, Region I. Last fall, BU students’ marathon bombing coverage was nationally recognized with two awards from the Online News Association, in both student and professional categories. In her “copious spare time” Johnson enjoys cooking, shopping and hunting for great apps.

National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association, Other Online News Association

Current Leadership Positions:

Student Project Leader, nabjmonitor.com , NABJ, 20+ years
Student Newsroom Chair, ONA

Areas of expertise:
Basic HTML/CSS, Experience building interactive charts and graphics, Web production experience, Social media branding – Individual, Mobile Video (shooting, editing, publishing), Still photography, Data analysis – Beginner level, Beat reporter

Speaking Experience
Yes, have led sessions individually, Yes, have spoken on panels, Yes, have taught skills-based or hands-on training sessions (at events)

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