People

Associate Director

Wendy Whitt 
Wendy Whitt
Senior Instructor/Associate Director

Contact
Email: wwhitt@usf.edu 
(813) 974-4462
Office: CIS 3110

Curriculum Vitae

Bio
Wendy M. Whitt is the associate director and a senior instructor in the Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications. She teaches reporting and mass media writing courses, and coordinates the internship program. Whitt also serves as the Online News Association adviser.

She is a veteran newsroom leader who spent most of her career as a senior editor. She has been a reporter, copy editor and editor at newspapers in Florida, California and North Carolina. In Florida, she worked at The Tampa Tribune and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Her editing experience includes investigative and enterprise reporting; local, state and national politics; and local news. Multimedia storytelling and news packaging/design are among her areas of expertise.

Areas of Expertise/Interest
First Amendment law
Public affairs and local news reporting
Multimedia storytelling
Writing
Education
M.A., Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.Ed., Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., Education (English), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Professional Experience
18 years in newspaper journalism; 1.5 years in public relations

Teaching
USF since 2013. Other experience: adjunct instructor at USF, community college instructor and high school English teacher

Specialty Area
Reporting and writing

Courses Taught
Writing for the Mass Media (MMC 2100)
Beginning Reporting (JOU 2100)
Public Affairs Reporting (JOU 4181)
Media Law & Ethics (MMC 4208)
Social Media Opinion (MMC 4936ST)
Social Media as Mass Communication (MMC 4936ST)·Multimedia Journalism (JOU 5344)
Newswriting & Editing (JOU 5105)
Multimedia Journalism(JOU 5344)
Multimedia Journalism (MMC 4936ST)
Mass Communications Internships (MMC 4945)