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Jessica Brown

Title/s:  Senior Professional in Residence

Specialty Area: Layout and Editing

Office #:  School of Communication 218

Phone: 312.915.7726

Email: Jbrown7@luc.edu

External Webpage: http://jbcreations.carbonmade.com/


Jessica Brown began her career in journalism at The Post-Standard in Syracuse, N.Y. There she worked as an editor on the sports copy desk and as an artist in the graphics department. She later joined the graphics department at The Rockford Register Star in Rockford, Ill., and then worked on the sports desk at the Orlando Sentinel in Orlando Fla., as both a desk editor and designer. She wants to encourage SOC students to consider visual journalism and creative paths as they work toward their degree and evaluate job opportunities in their fields. Brown earned an M. Ed. in Higher Education from Loyola University in May 2017.


M. Ed. Higher Education, Loyola University Chicago

M.A. Journalism, Syracuse University S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication

B.A. English and Political Science, Illinois Wesleyan University

Program Areas

Jessica Brown specializes in design, editing and multi-media storytelling. She is working toward creating an online student portfolio for visual journalism and communication projects.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Society for News Design

Former Member, National Association of Black Journalists

Volunteer, World Sport Chicago

Courses Taught

Public Speaking and Critical Thinking

Reporting and Writing Across Platforms

Technology for Journalists

News Editing

Introduction to Design and Editing

Magazine Design and Production

Advertising and Public Relations Design


American Press Institute Fellowship

NABJ Visual Task Force Best Page Design

Illinois Press Association First-Place feature page design