Featured Profile: Jeanne Abbott
Educator and editor Dr. Jeanne Abbott collaborates for success.
Following professional work at the Sacramento Bee and the Anchorage Daily News, Abbott joined the Missouri School of Journalism in 2007. She came on board as a fellow of the Knight Center for Editing Excellence, serving in a teaching capacity as an editor at the Columbia Missourian, where she still works to train the next generation of newsroom editors.
Abbott takes a collaborative approach to her work at the journalism school. She was part of a group that created “Stories Hidden in Plain Sight,” an online guide to help journalists who are covering issues of race and hunger. The team included faculty, journalists and students. Abbot served as editor for the project.
Abbott was also one of several faculty selected to contribute to a collaborative effort between the journalism school and the American Society of News Editors’ Youth Journalism Initiative. Abbott created teaching modules about news and news writing to be used in a free online education tool for youth wishing to pursue a career in media.
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