Reynolds Center creates visiting professors at Georgia, North Texas
The Reynolds visiting professors program has created 12 business journalism professorships at 12 different schools. The program is administered by the Reynolds Center at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Each visiting professor teaches two courses related to business journalism and forges partnerships with nearby professional media outlets that will enhance students’ educational experience.
For the 2016 spring semester, Keith Herndon will serve as the Reynolds Visiting Professor at Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Karen Blumenthal will be the Reynolds Visiting Professor at UNT.
Herndon has taught as a visiting professor at Grady College and as an adjunct at Kennesaw State University, teaching entrepreneurial journalism, ethics, advanced reporting and news organization management.
His professional career began as a Pulliam Fellow, covering business for The Indianapolis News. He was a business reporter at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution before becoming assistant business editor and deputy business editor. He was a vice president in Cox Enterprises’ Internet division before starting a media and technology consulting business.
Blumenthal is a veteran financial journalist, serving more than two decades with The Wall Street Journal where she covered retailing, oil and gas, housing, mergers and bankruptcies — and was Dallas bureau chief for eight years. At the Journal, she coordinated and edited one of the Sept. 11 stories that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for spot-news reporting. Blumenthal also has written three financial books for adults and five nonfiction books for young people.