Sara Quinn teaches and speaks about visual journalism, leadership and multimedia. She led Poynter’s college fellowship and its partnerships with universities for several years. Sara directed Poynter’s EyeTrack research of newspaper, tablet and online reading habits, which helps journalists determine the best forms for storytelling. She also directed Poynter’s custom training with universities for students and educators.
Before joining the faculty in 2003, Sara spent nearly 20 years working in newspaper newsrooms, including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and her hometown newspaper, The Wichita Eagle in Kansas.
Sara teaches workshops for newsrooms and universities around the world, including Madrid, Vienna, Boston, Austin, Washington, D.C., Toronto, Montreal, Brussels, Stockholm and Helsinki. Sara has edited and designed magazines, websites, books and newspapers. Sara has a B.A. from Wichita State University and a master’s in illustration from Syracuse University.