Jacqui Banaszynski

Knight Chair in Editing, Missouri School of Journalism; Poynter Editing Fellow

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Missouri School of Journalism
United States

Award-winning journalist Jacqui Banaszynski worked as a newspaper reporter and editor for more than 30 years, most recently as Associate Managing Editor of The Seattle Times, and before that as a senior editor at The Oregonian. While a reporter at the St. Paul Pioneer Press, her series “AIDS in the Heartland,” which chronicled the lives and deaths of a gay farm couple, won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. She was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer in international reporting for coverage of the Ethiopian famine and won the nation’s top deadline reporting award for coverage of the 1988 Olympics. She has edited several award-winning projects, including projects that won ASNE Best Writing, Ernie Pyle Human Interest Writing and national business and investigative prizes. In 2008, she was named to the Feature Writers Hall of Fame. She is now Knight Chair professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and an editing fellow at the Poynter Institute, and teaches student and professional journalists around the world.

Poynter teaching event: Poynter Summit on Reporting and Editing, May 7-12.