Jackie Spinner - Columbia College Chicago

Jackie Spinner

Associate Professor

jspinner@colum.edu

Biography

M.J., Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley; B.S., Journalism, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Former staff writer (1995-2009), The Washington Post. Founder of two independent student newspapers in the Middle East, AUIS Voice in Iraq and Al Mir'ah in Oman. U.S. Fulbright Scholar, 2010-2011, Oman. Has published in Christian Science Monitor, Chicago Tribune, Slate, Glamour, Aswat al-Iraq, American Journalism Review, Defense Quarterly Standard and U.S. Catholic News. Author of Tell Them I Didn't Cry: A young journalist's story of joy, loss and survival in Iraq (Scribner 2006). Co-director of Conflict Zone, a combat photojournalism exhibit.

Instructional Areas

Digital Storytelling, Photojournalism, International Reporting, Conflict Reporting, News Reporting