Mike Reilley photoMike Reilley teaches data and digital journalism at UIC and is an SPJ trainer in the Google News Initiative training program. He also owns Penny Press Digital, LLC, a digital consulting company, and co-founded the MediaShift Training Network with Mark Glaser.

Previously, Mike was the director of digital production and professor of practice at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism. He served as a faculty member at DePaul University’s College of Communication in the journalism program for six years.

A former reporter and copy editor at the LA Times, Mike also was one of the founding members of ChicagoTribune.com. He taught journalism for four years at Northwestern University before working at WashingtonPost.com and AOL in 2000-01.

Mike speaks and teaches at national, regional and local journalism conferences, writes for various publications and trains journalists on data visualization, Google, verification, social media and other multimedia storytelling tools.

Mike is the founder of the journalism resource site, The Journalist’s Toolbox, which he updates for the Society of Professional Journalists. He developed the site while teaching Newswriting courses at Northwestern University in 1996. Read more in his bio.


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