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Wendy  Whitt

Wendy Whitt

Wendy Whitt
Instructor

Contact

Office: CIS 3093
Phone: 813/974-2591
Email:

Links

Bio

Wendy M. Whitt is a journalist and educator who teaches reporting and mass media writing at the University of South Florida in Tampa. She is a veteran newsroom leader who spent most of her career as a senior editor. She has been a reporter, copy editor and editor at newspapers in Florida, California and North Carolina. In Florida, she worked at The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Her editing experience includes investigative and enterprise reporting; local, state and national politics; and local news. Multimedia storytelling and news packaging are among her areas of expertise. She spent many years as the editor of the Sunday Tampa Tribune. She was a leader in several newspaper redesigns focused on innovative storytelling. She also has worked in public relations for a nonprofit. She was an adjunct professor in the School of Mass Communications for three years before joining the faculty full time.

Education

B.A., Education (English), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.Ed., Literacy Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina.

Professional Experience

Eighteen years in newspapers; one year in public relations

Teaching

USF since 2013; three years as adjunct at USF; six years teaching high school

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
60891JOU 2100003Beginning Reporting
Students must complete First-Day Attendance assignment in Canvas by 11:59 pm on 6/26/17
3

OFFT OFF
55550MMC 4910023Indv Research in Mass Comm
Departmental Approval Required
1-3

OFFT OFF
58328MMC 4945030Internship
S/U ONLY. DEPARTMENTAL APPROVAL REQURIED
1-3

OFFT OFF