L. Winge, M.A.
| M.A., University of Missouri, 1991
Office: Room 223
Visiting Lecturer II
I am interested in the impact solid reporting/journalism skills have
on the outcome of stories produced in the media. Fair and unbiased
reporting, be it in print, still-photo, video, audio or in a blended
multimedia product, still has a place in our society and culture --
even with the decline of the newspaper industry. Monitoring the local
media for incomplete reporting, biased journalism and organizational
agendas is one of my passions. Good journalism is good journalism,
no matter in what format the news/story is delivered.
I've also been studying the potential and value that
online teaching/online learning has within journalism coursework for
both faculty and students.
- Co-photo editor, Detroit Free Press book, Believe!: The 1997-98
Detroit Red Wings
- Photo editor, Detroit Free Press book, Michigan Wolverines’
1997 Championship Season
- Photo editor, Detroit Free Press 1996 book, The Suicide Machine:
Understanding Jack Kevorkian
I strongly emphasize sound writing, reporting, editing and
solid overall journalism skills in all of my classes. Visual storytelling
skills also makes up an important component to a student's success
in the classroom and industry as well. Courses I teach include reporting,
multimedia journalism, visual journalism, Web-based journalism, web design and
media ethics and law.
I'm part of the undergraduate faculty team continuing to develop the
C&J Department's multimedia curriculum. I also serve as chair
of the C&J Technology Committee, whose role is to develop and
plan improvement of various technologies within the Department.
Having recently been a member of the local media, I feel strongly
about maintaining my connections to the industry. This enables me
to bring the latest trends and developments of the field back to the
classroom. As such, I was a panelist at the Society of Professional
Journalists Townhall Meeting on Ethics in Journalism.