Department of Journalism

Sara Quinn

Instructor

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Department of Journalism
Art and Journalism Building (AJ), room 300
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Educational Background:
MA Illustration, Syracuse University
BA Journalism and Graphic Design, Wichita State University

Professional Experience: 
Before joining the faculty of The Poynter Institute in 2003, Sara spent nearly 20 years working in newspaper newsrooms, including The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and her hometown newspaper, The Wichita Eagle in Kansas.  Since January of 2014 she's been a digital design strategist for Pixelbots, an information, interaction and visual design consultancy.   

Research/Creative/Publication Interests:
Sara teaches and researches in the areas of visual journalism, leadership and multimedia.   

Research/Creative/Publication Career Highlights:
While at The Poynter Institute, Sara directed the EyeTrack research of newspaper, tablet and online reading habits. She also led Poynter’s college fellowship and its partnerships with universities, and directed Poynter’s custom training for university students and educators. Sara has been a board member, regional director and secretary and treasurer of the Society for News Design. She is frequently on the road as a consultant, in newsrooms and university campuses around the world.