About the Author
Debora Halpern Wenger, a 17-year broadcast news veteran, is associate professor and director of the undergraduate journalism program at the University of Mississippi. Prior to her academic appointments, Wenger was assistant news director at WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. Wenger conducts multimedia training in newsrooms around the country and is co-author of the broadcast, online and multimedia journalism curricula for the Society of Professional Journalists' Journalism Training Program. Wenger's award-winning research is focused on the skills journalists need to succeed in the profession. She has a B.A. from Morehead State University and an M.A. from the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Deborah Potter is a veteran journalist and educator who spent 16 years as a network correspondent for CBS News and CNN. She is executive director of NewsLab (www.newslab.org), a non-profit resource for journalists that she founded in 1998. She also has hosted and reported for PBS programs and anchored radio news. Potter leads workshops for journalists on writing, multimedia, and ethics. She is a former faculty associate at the Poynter Institute and is the author of the "Handbook of Independent Journalism." She has a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MA from American University.