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Melanie Faizer

Melanie Faizer Portrait
Senior Lecturer
333 Communications Building

Melanie Faizer teaches reporting, media editing, and media entrepreneurship. Faizer's 2018/2019 digital news reporting course, focused on the issue of evictions and housing affordability, won the Tennessee Associated Press award for 'best college website.' She was a fellow at the Scripps Howard Entrepreneurial Journalism Institute at Arizona State University's Cronkite Journalism School in 2015, and recipient of the 2014 Lecturer Award in the College of Communication and Information. She has most recently published in MediaShift and the Columbia Journalism Review.

From 1998 to 2009 she worked as a multimedia editor, manager and television producer at Bloomberg News in Princeton, NJ, New York City and London. Faizer also worked as director of information services and education at Opera America, a national nonprofit, from 2009 to 2011. She has published in a variety of arts, news and trade journals.

M.A., McGill University, Montreal

Research Interests:

Media entrepreneurship
Media technology