Steve joined the journalism faculty at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst in August 2007 and since then has successfully incorporated multimedia across the curriculum. Since arriving at UMass, Steve has developed multiple courses modeled after his multimedia journalism course. He has also developed a Sports Journalism Concentration at UMass and conducts an Investigative Journalism class every year which allows students to work with editors at a major news organization. All of Steve's courses allow students to work in teams in a newsroom-like environment where they work on packages -- using video, audio and photos to tell stories. He also helped develop amherstwire.com, a news Web site staffed completely by students. Steve has more than 25 years of experience as an editor and reporter for print and online publications, including 10 as an editor at washingtonpost.com. He has freelanced for espn.com with their NFL and college football network as well as for Digital First Media's Parenthackers blog. He began teaching part-time at the University of Maryland in 1998 and has spoken at a number of conferences on issues including Web journalism, blogging, ethics and political coverage.
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