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 a journalism professor at American University and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at AU that partners with The Washington Post and PBS FRONTLINE, among others.

She teaches reporting, visual journalism and journalism ethics, and she will take students to New Hampshire and South Carolina in 2020 to cover the early primaries as part of an elections class she co-created. 

Before joining American University, she worked as a reporter and editor at several newspapers, including the Tallahassee Democrat and The Tampa Tribune. She later immersed herself in visual journalism as a deputy managing editor for Graphics and Photography at USA TODAY, where she also wrote features and book reviews. 

She has been an adjunct at Syracuse, Northwestern, the University of Maryland and the University of South Florida, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Iowa, Ohio University and the University of Nebraska. She has led workshops for The Washington Post, the Knight Center for International Journalists, the American Press Institute and the Society for News Design.