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Linda Kramer Jenning

Title

Lecturer

Department

School of Continuing Studies (SCS)
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-861-4074

Location

Bio

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 People magazine and served as Acting Bureau Chief and Deputy Bureau Chief in Washington, D.C. In 2007 she became the Washington editor for Glamour.

Kramer Jenning's reporting has earned her top prizes, including awards from the National Women's Political Caucus and from the Planned Parenthood Federation. Kramer Jenning received the prestigious Henry Luce Award for Outstanding Story for her article on a wounded Marine, and a Henry Luce Award for Deadline Reporting for leading People magazine's coverage of the Sago, W. Va., mining disaster.

At MPSJ, she has taught Feature Writing, Art of Interviewing, and Journalism of Conscience and has served as Capstone instructor. 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, and in 2010 attended the Poynter Institute seminar on multimedia for journalism educators. For MPSJ, she has taught Feature Writing, Art of Interviewing, Journalism of Conscience and has served as Capstone instructor.

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 from Johns Hopkins University and a bachelor's degree from Smith College.

Education

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