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Wendy M. Whitt is the undergraduate director and a senior instructor in the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications. She teaches reporting and mass media writing courses, and coordinates the internship program. Whitt also serves as the Online News Association adviser.
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/design are among her areas of expertise.
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.
Eighteen years in newspapers; one year in public relations
USF since 2013; three years as adjunct at USF; six years teaching high school