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Jessica Brown

Senior Professional in Residence

  • 312.915.7726
  • School of Communication 218
  • http://jbcreations.carbonmade.com/
  • Education

    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

    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.

    Specialty Area

    Layout and Editing

    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.

    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

    Professional & Community Affiliations

    Member, Society for News Design

    Former Member, National Association of Black Journalists

    Volunteer, World Sport Chicago


    American Press Institute Fellowship

    NABJ Visual Task Force Best Page Design

    Illinois Press Association First-Place feature page design