Linda K Jenning


Lecturer- SCS MPS Journalism Program


School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
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Linda Kramer Jenning is an independent journalist and contributor to Ms. Magazine, US News & World Report and other outlets. She is the former Washington editor for Glamour and began her journalism career with the Associated Press, serving in New York, San Francisco and Oregon as a general assignment reporter, day supervisor and statehouse correspondent. She worked in television at KOIN-TV, the CBS affiliate in Portland, Oregon, as a reporter and assignment editor and then became the Oregon stringer for Time magazine. Moving to Washington, D.C., she freelanced for the Washington Post and other publications and joined Time Inc.'s People office where she became Deputy Bureau Chief. She went on to work for Glamour and do part-time editing for the Scripps Howard News Service.

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 seminar on multimedia for journalism educators.

Kramer Jenning is past president of Journalism and Women Symposium and a member of the National Press Club, the Association of Educators of Journalism and Mass Communications and the Society of Professional Journalists (she was a two-term president of the SPJ Willamette Valley Chapter in Oregon). She also serves on the board of Running Start.

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