Before joining the Northeastern faculty, Professor Meg Heckman was a lecturer in the journalism program at the University of New Hampshire, serving as a faculty fellow at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center and teaching classes on reporting, editing, digital storytelling and entrepreneurial journalism. Her recent work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe, Media Report to Women and USA Today. She contributed chapters to “A Practical Guide to Digital Journalism Ethics,” co-authored “We Went to War: New Hampshire Remembers” and uncovered the little-known backstory of the first women to win Pulitzer prizes as part of a series celebrating the prizes’ centennial. While at UNH, she co-produced the university’s first MOOC. It was focused on the New Hampshire presidential primary and attracted more than 2,000 participants from around the world.
She’s a past president of the New Hampshire Press Association, has served twice as a Pulitzer juror and is the New England regional captain for the Journalism and Women Symposium. She loves telling great stories about pretty much anything, but her favorite topics are gender, politics, and technology. She holds a bachelors degree in English from UNH and a master’s degree in journalism from Northeastern. Her graduate thesis – Where the Women Are: Measuring Female Leadership in the New Journalism Ecology – is the foundation for her ongoing work to ensure that the future of journalism is crafted by diverse practitioners who understand the importance of finding and telling inclusive stories.