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JMC 301 Intermediate Reporting
MCO 502 Journalism Skills
She is an assistant editor on the Carnegie-Knight News21 multimedia summer investigative project, which brings top journalism students from across the country to report on issues of national significance.
West also is one of the managing editors of The Cronkite Journal, the Cronkite School’s annual magazine.
As part of intermediate reporting, she teaches solutions journalism, which reports on promising efforts to solve critical issues.
In her earlier years at Cronkite, she taught beginning reporting, advanced digital storytelling and journalism ethics. She was the recipient of the 2017 Cronkite Faculty Associate of the Year award, which recognizes outstanding commitment and service to students.
West earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Iowa. She was a Knight Fellow at Stanford during the 1996-1997 academic year and later earned a master’s degree in nonprofit studies in 2010 from the College of Public Programs at ASU, in addition to a certificate in program evaluation from Claremont Graduate School.
She worked at The Arizona Republic as a reporter and editor for over 15 years; there she won numerous awards for explanatory journalism focusing on health and aging. She previously worked as a reporter and editor for newspapers in Florida, North Carolina and Kentucky. She also has written for The Chronicle of Philanthropy, the AARP Bulletin and the Center for Public Integrity.