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Employee Profile

Debora Rae Wenger

School of Journalism and New Media
Interim Dean of the School of Journalism, Assistant Dean for Partnerships and Innovations, and Professor of Journalism
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129 FARLEY
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-7146
Joined UM: January 21, 2009

Areas of Expertise

  • JOURNALISM, BROADCAST
  • JOURNALISM, NEW MEDIA

Brief Bio

Prior to her academic appointments, Wenger worked as a reporter, producer and in newsroom leadership roles for multiple TV stations. She has worked for the U.S. State Department providing multimedia journalism training in the South Pacific and in Europe. She conducts multimedia workshops in newsrooms around the country for SPJ in association with its Google News Initiative Program and is co-executive editor of NewsLab.org. She is also co-author of two books, Advancing the Story: Journalism in a Digital World and Managing Today's News Media: Audience First.

Degrees

BS
Mass Communication
MOORHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY/ MOORHEAD, MINNESOTA (1984)
MA
English
THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA/ CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA (1995)
PhD
Journalism
G10816 KINGSTON UNIVERSITY/SURRY KT1 (2016)

Committee Memberships

University Standing Committee
Course Scheduling-School of Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
DWR-Digital Media Studies
Ad Hoc Committee
Dual and Second Degree Policy
Task Force
Executive Committee - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
University Standing Committee
School Graduation - Journalism
Other Kind of Committee
Undergrad Curriculum & Assess-Journalism
Other Kind of Committee