Jeremy Steele




Jeremy Steele, a specialist in the School of Journalism, is the executive director of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association. MIPA supports middle and high school student journalists and their teachers by hosting educational conferences, contests, workshops and a summer camp on campus. As part of his work, Steele also coordinates MSU’s journalism education courses and works with journalism teachers across the state and journalism education majors and minors at MSU to meet Michigan Department of Education requirements for certification. Steele is an award-winning journalist who has also worked for one of Michigan’s largest independent public relations firms. He was a senior account executive at Truscott Rossman, a bipartisan strategic communications firm specializing in issues management. Steele has also worked as a business reporter, most recently at the Lansing State Journal. His reporting has been honored by the Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association, Michigan Press Association and the Associated Collegiate Press. He is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, where he has served on the organization’s national board. Steele is also a board member of SPJ’s Mid-Michigan Pro Chapter and an adviser to the MSU student chapter. Steele has a bachelor’s in journalism from MSU. He is a member of the board of directors of the nonprofit organization that oversees The State News, MSU’s student newspaper, and also a founding board member of the Michigan Coalition for Open Government, a statewide nonprofit that educates the public and elected officials about the importance of public access to government information.

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Jul 24th 2017

This course will guide you through the basic elements of professional journalism and the news values and ethics of covering real-world issues and events. The overview and examples of the types of news coverage helps introduce the different types of journalism, such as social media, multimedia, print, visual and broadcast, and how professional journalists effectively use each format.

Average: 8.3 (4 votes)
Jul 24th 2017

Journalists develop information through interviews and sources. The most successful journalists quickly master these important skill sets. The production of journalism relies on several elements: newsgathering, interviewing sources, researching and trying to find as much information as possible. The course will also teach you how to where to find information, interviewing skills and how to process information from various sources for publication.

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Jul 17th 2017

You will learn about the career paths that are available in journalism, and what opportunities the skill sets of a journalist can offer in other fields. You will explore areas such as being an international correspondent, self-publishing in journalism, as well as how to freelance in the field. You will be empowered to develop your own path in journalism, from being an active and informed consumer, to being a journalist.

Average: 7.3 (6 votes)

Jul 10th 2017

Being a successful journalist is more than hunting down information. How journalists process the information, then put it together, are key steps for news reports. You will learn the process, planning, requirements of how journalists develop their news reports. There are many ways to report news reports, and you will learn different forms of how to perform reporting and writing to serve different audiences.

Average: 9 (1 vote)