Mike Reilley

Train professional and student journalists on tools in newsrooms and conferences around the country.

Arizona State University
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
Taught Cronkite News Digital Production Bureau course year-round and serve as digital editor for the Carnegie-Knight News21 initiative. Produce cutting-edge digital projects with students for Arizona PBS news division, Cronkite News.

DePaul University
College of Communication
Oversaw national award-winning SPJ/ONA DePaul chapter and developed digital and data reporting and production courses. Student projects won ONA, EPPY, Lisagor and SPJ National Mark of Excellence awards for work on RedLineProject.org. Won the college’s teaching award, the university’s student group outstanding adviser and the David Eschelman Award for national outstanding campus chapter adviser from SPJ. Courses taught:

Reporting for Converged Newsrooms (graduate course, 11 times)

Online Journalism I (11 times)

Online Journalism II (four times)

Multiplatform News Editing (five times, including one online)

News Editing (six times)

Intro to Journalism (twice)

News Now (graduate course, three times)

Online Sports Reporting (five times)


Northwestern University
Medill School of Journalism
Taught for four years at one of the nation’s leading journalism schools. Courses taught

News and New Media (lecture and lab)
Undergraduate juniors and seniors
Taught seven times between 1997 and 2000

Newswriting and Reporting (lecture and lab)
Undergraduate sophomores
Taught eleven times between 1997 and 2000

Editing and Writing the News (lecture and lab)
Undergraduate freshment
Taught seven times between 1997 and 2000

Sociology & Economy of Sport
Graduate-level class, taught twice

Also served as undergraduate academic adviser, served on Medill Hearst Award selection committee, and advised students in students Teaching Media internship program.

National High School Institute (NHSI) “Cherubs” Program
Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism

Summer 1997-1999

Taught full-time for three years in the five-week summer high school journalism “boot-camp.” I taught subjects ranging from basic reporting to sports coverage to online journalism. I was the founding editor of the “Cherub Crier” — the first online publication produced in the program. It continues to publish today.


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