Lynne Perri is managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a journalist-in-residence in the School of Communication at American University.
She edits the Workshop’s stories and blog posts; hires staff and interns; and co-designed the Workshop site. She develops graphics and photography for each project, working with both professionals and student interns.
Perri teaches a graduate class in online news production and also teaches reporting and visual journalism classes. In 2016 she will again be team-teaching a class she created in 2008 on presidential primary coverage, which includes on-site work in New Hampshire.
Perri co-wrote Interviewing: A Practical Guide for Citizen Journalists for the Knight Citizen News Network, published in March 2009, and an introduction to Mothers and Children, a National Geographic photo book.
She is a former deputy managing editor for Graphics and Photography at USA TODAY, where she co-directed art and photo coverage for more than 16 years and wrote feature stories and book reviews. She has been a reporter and editor at newspapers in Florida and Indiana, including The Tampa Tribune and the Tallahassee Democrat. She also has been an adjunct professor at Syracuse, Northwestern, the University of Maryland and the University of South Florida.
Stories written by Lynne Perri
- Superstorm Sandy victims still struggling (May 24th, 2016)
- Barlett & Steele offer guidelines for the 'golden age' of research (February 15th, 2013)