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Elizabeth Zwerling

Elizabeth Zwerling

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An award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience writing for regional, national and international news outlets, Elizabeth made the switch from the newsroom to the classroom when she joined the department in 2001. Since becoming Chief Adviser for the Campus Times, she has led the Campus Times to win more than 80 prestigious journalism awards, including top prizes in the Society of Professional Journalists contests, and Gold Medals from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.

As an independent journalist, Elizabeth’s work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including Ms. Magazine, Women’s Enews, Huffington Post, the Online Journalism Review, Pasadena Weekly and Public Radio, among others. In 2008, she served as Visiting Editor for Ms. Magazine.

Previously Elizabeth was a staff writer for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group, where she won a John Swett Education Writing Award for her series Pass or Fail on the effects of a California law to end social promotion in public schools. She was an arts and feature writer for Contra Costa Newspapers, Inc., an education reporter for The Argus newspaper in Fremont, CA., Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Imperial Valley Press, and a contributing arts writer for the San Francisco Independent newspaper.

Elizabeth is a longtime member of Journalism and Women’s Symposium (JAWS), a former board member for the Society of Professional Journalists, a frequent speaker at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual international journalism conference, and a frequent judge for CSPA’s annual contest and critique of college media.

Educational Background

  • Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Oberlin College

Additional Information

Courses Taught

  • JOUR 100: News Reporting
  • J/R/TV 467: Ethics of the Mass Media: Printed & Electronic
  • JOUR 220 & 320: Newspaper Production
  • JOUR 300: Advanced News Reporting
  • JOUR 499: Senior Seminar