Jackie Spinner - Columbia College Chicago

Jackie Spinner

Associate Professor



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


B.S., Journalism Southern Illinois University 1992
M.S., Journalism University of California at Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism 1995