Lynne Perri

Lynne Perri

Lynne Perri is managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop and a journalist-in-residence in the School of Communication at American University.

Lynne Perri is managing editor of IRW, overseeing staff, including reporters and designers on contract, and graduate researchers and fellows.

She is involved in story and project development, graphics and photography and website design and production.

She teaches reporting, journalism ethics and visual journalism. She has taken students to New Hampshire to cover the presidential primary there in the last three elections through a class on the primaries that she co-created in 2008.

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 an education reporter,  features writer, arts critic and features 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.