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Steven Hayward

Office: Armstrong Hall, #243
Email: shayward@coloradocollege.edu

Steven Hayward is the author of four books, mostly recently the short fiction collection, To Dance the Beginning of the World. A former student journalist himself at the University of Toronto, Hayward is now a contributor to The Globe and MailThe Wall Street JournalThe Literary Review of Canada, and the Colorado Springs Gazette. Editor-at-large of the award-winning Springs Magazine, and a founding member of the Critical Karaoke Radio Project, Hayward is also writer, co-host, and executive producer of Colorado Cold Case, a podcasting project of the Colorado Springs Gazette.

Courses taught: GS233 Radio Journalism

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Corey Hutchins

Office: The Southern Colorado Public Media Center, 720 N. Tejon St.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Email: chutchins@coloradocollege.edu

Corey Hutchins is co-director of the Journalism Institute. For nearly a decade he has reported on the U.S. local media scene for Columbia Journalism Review and is a member of The Washington Post's Talent Network. As a former alt-weekly reporter in the Palmetto State he was twice named South Carolina's Journalist of the Year. His work has appeared on the cover of The Nation, and in The Washington Post, Slate, The Daily Beast, and The Texas Observer, among other outlets. He's reported on everything from the psychology of false confessions to the nuclear weapons industry — not to mention profiling the wild, drunken hobo clowns terrorizing the world's No. 1 tourist destination. In 2012 and 2015 Hutchins handled South Carolina and Colorado respectively for the State Integrity Investigation, a risk analysis for corruption in all 50 state governments published by the Center for Public Integrity. He authored the chapter on media in the book "American Decades: 2010-2019," published by Gale, and the entry on public funding for SAGE's "Encyclopedia of Journalism," 2nd edition. He has been a journalism textbook reviewer for Macmillan publishers, and he frequently appears in state and national media as a commentator about the future of local news and accountability journalism. His weekly newsletter "Inside the News in Colorado" reports on, comments on, and analyzes the goings on in Colorado’s media scene, connecting local developments to what’s happening nationally and exploring what makes the state’s local news ecosystem unique. He maintains the database for the Colorado News Mapping Project that seeks to help Coloradans find and learn more about existing sources of local news and information.

Courses taught: GS216 Introduction to Journalism, GS233 Inbox Journalism: Writing for Newsletters, GS233 Investigative Reporting and Public Service Journalism, GS233 The Future and Sustainability of Local News, GS233 Advanced Reporting in the Digital Age, Politics, Ethics & Journalism, and CC120 Writing the News

Visiting Instructors

Diane Alters profile imageDiane Alters is an award-winning journalist and poet. Alters was Assistant City Editor at the Denver Post, and a reporter or editor at The Boston Globe, The Sacramento Bee, and The Gazette. Alters has published scholarly articles and book chapters on identity issues and the application of social theory to case studies as well as poems centered on language and culture. She most recently published Breath, Suspended.

Courses taught: GS233 Secrecy, Surveillance, and Democracy




Profile picture of Vince BedeckVincent Bzdek is the Editor in Chief of The Gazette in Colorado Springs. He was the news editor and a features writer at The Washington Post. He has also written for The Wall Street Journal, Wired Magazine, The Denver Post, and is the author of Woman of the House.

Courses taught: Reporting on Politics






Profile picture of Patrick LawrenceTina Griego was a staff writer for The Washington Post and a city columnist for The Denver Post and The Rocky Mountain News. She is currently a journalist and writing coach for Colorado News Collaborative where among other projects she helped organize the Voices Initiative that sought to find out what it would take to "ensure that local news coverage reflects, respects and reaches out to the state’s communities of color."

Courses taught: Introduction to Journalism




Profile picture of Patrick LawrencePatrick Lawrence is primarily a writer and columnist but has also served the roles of essayist, editor, and critic. Currently, he is a foreign affairs columnist at The Nation. He has published five books and is now at work on his sixth. His works have appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, TIME, The Washington Quarterly, World Policy Journal, The Globalist, The Nation, Asian Art News, and numerous other publications. He served as a correspondent abroad for nearly thirty years for the Far Eastern Economic Review, the International Herald Tribune, and The New Yorker. He won an Overseas Press Club Award for his reportage from Korea during the last years of the dictatorships. Lawrence served as News Editor of the Herald Tribune’s Asian edition before returning to the United States, in 2010.

Courses taught: GS233 Rethinking the Foreign Correspondent



Juan Lindau profile imageJuan Lindau is the A.E. and Ethel Irene Carlton Professors at Colorado College in the Department of Political Science. He received a B.A. in Anthropology from New College in 1977, and a M.A. in Latin American Studies from Stanford University in 1980. He received, as well, a M.A. (1985) and a Ph.D. (1987,) both in Political Science, from Harvard University. 

His primary scholarly interests are the drug war, migration and the impact of the internet and digital technology on politics. He has written articles and essays for Political Science Quarterly and for Mexican Studies/Estudios Mexicanos, Foro Internacional, and for the International Political Science Review as well as for a number of collected editions. 

Courses taught: GS233 Secrecy, Surveillance, and Democracy



Profile_WLoweryWesley Lowery is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author covering law enforcement, race and justice. He currently works as a contributing editor at The Marshall Project and is a Journalist in Residence at the CUNY Newmark Graduate School of Journalism. He led the Washington Post team awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in 2016 for the creation and analysis of a real-time database to track fatal police shootings in the United States. His project, “Murder with Impunity,” an unprecedented look at unsolved homicides in major American cities, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2019. 

Courses taught: GS233 The History and Future of American News




Henry McKenna's profile imageHenry McKenna is the AFC East Writer for FOX Sports. He provides timely features, columns, news and analysis on the Bills, Dolphins, Jets and Patriots.

He previously worked for USA TODAY Sports Media Group, where he covered the Patriots, and for Boston Globe Media, where he covered Boston sports. He had been covering the Patriots for seven years prior to joining FOX Sports. He is also a Masters candidate at NYU's Creative Writing Program and is working on his first novel.

Courses taught: GS233 Storytelling and Sports Journalism




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Alan Prendergast is an award-winning journalist and author of the true crime book The Poison Tree and Gangbuster: One Man's Battle Against Crime, Corruption, and the Klan, coming from Citadel Press in March 2023. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Outside, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Westword, and other publications, as well as The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Crime Reporting

Courses taught: GS233 Crime Reporting




Venneikia Williams' profile imageVenneikia Williams supports the Free Press team in the development, design and successful implementation of the Media 2070 campaign for media reparations. Before joining Free Press, she was engaged in faith and community-organizing work in St. Louis. As a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she uses her talents to amplify Black stories and liberate Black lives.

Courses taught: GS233 Diagnosing the Media System, Lineages of Harm to Futures of Care with Media2070

Griffis Journalist in Residence

Peter Breslow profile imagePeter Breslow has worked for National Public Radio (NPR) for decades and has recently retired from his position as Senior Producer for Weekend Edition. Prior to that, he was a producer for NPR's All Things Considered.

Breslow has reported and produced from around the country and the world from Mt. Everest to the South Pole. During his career he has covered military conflicts in a half dozen countries, had his microphone splattered with rattlesnake venom and played hockey underwater.

Courses taught: GS233 Radio Journalism



Profile picture of Mark BryantMark Bryant is an editor and media/publishing consultant, and the former editor-in-chief and co-founder of Byliner, a digital publisher and subscription reading service. He is also the former editor of Outside, Men’s Journal, and Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine, as well as a former executive editor at HarperCollins. He has edited winners of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and many other literary prizes. His magazines have won several National Magazine Awards, and he has published bestselling fiction and nonfiction by such authors as David Foster Wallace, Michael Lewis, Ann Patchett, Jon Krakauer, Susan Orlean, Margaret Atwood, Sebastian Junger, Barry Lopez, and Annie Proulx.

Courses taught: GS233 The Art & Craft of Telling the True Story: A Master Class in Narrative Journalism



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Hampton Sides is best-known for his gripping non-fiction adventure stories set in war or depicting epic expeditions of discovery and exploration. He is an acclaimed journalist and the author of the bestselling histories Ghost Soldiers, Blood and Thunder, Hellhound On His TrailIn the Kingdom of Ice, and, most recently, On Desperate Ground.

Courses taught: GS233 Going Long: The Art and Craft of Long-form Journalism, GS233 The Art of Fact: Studies in the New Journalism and Narrative Non-fiction





Profile picture of Mike PaternitiMichael Paterniti is a journalist, an essayist, and the bestselling author of Driving Mr. Albert and The Telling Room, named one of the best books of the year by NPR, Entertainment Weekly, and The Christian Science Monitor. Nominated for the National Magazine Award eight times, he is also the recipient of an NEA grant and two MacDowell Fellowships. His stories have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Harper’s, Outside, Esquire, and GQ, where he works as a correspondent.

Courses taught: GS233 Great Profile Writing in the Age of Hot Takes and Deep Fakes

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