Linda K Jenning




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Linda Kramer Jenning began her journalism career with the Associated Press, serving in New York, San Francisco and Oregon. She worked in television at the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, before returning to print journalism as a freelancer for Time magazine and other publications. She later joined Time Inc.'s People magazine and served as Acting Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chief in Washington, D.C. In 2013 she also worked as a part-time editor for Scripps Howard. Since 2007, she has been Washington Editor for Glamour magazine.

Kramer Jenning's reporting has earned her top prizes, including the Henry Luce Award for Outstanding Story for her People article on a wounded Marine.

At MPSJ, she has taught Storytelling for Change, Feature Writing, Art of Interviewing, and Journalism of Conscience and has served as Capstone instructor. She also has taught Magazine Writing and Media Techniques for Georgetown College students.

Kramer Jenning was the 2006 Shapiro Fellow in the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. She has taught in Boston University's Washington Semester program, served as the academic director of the Georgetown Summer Journalism Workshop for three years, and was a fellow at the Poynter Institute 2010 seminar on multimedia for journalism educators.

Kramer Jenning is a member of the National Press Club, the Journalism & Women Symposium and the Association of Educators of Journalism and Mass Communications. She is on the board of Running Start and also served on the Media Advisory Board of the National Network to End Domestic Violence. She is a past two-time president of the Oregon chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She holds a master's degree in literary nonfiction writing from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree from Smith College.

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  • BA () Smith College,
  • MA () Johns Hopkins University,