(she/her) Guest/Teaching Artist
Katina Paron, MJE, lives at the intersection of teens and journalism. For nearly 30 years she’s helped create byline opportunities for young reporters and training for journalism teachers. She is the manager of Teach for Chicago Journalism at Medill (Northwestern University); editor of Newmark Graduate School of Journalism’s Dateline: CUNY, Ms. magazine’s The Future is Ms. teen-written column, and the Jewish Telegraphic Agency’s Teen Fellowship. She was the senior project editor on The Trace’s award-winning national youth media gun violence reporting project, Since Parkland, and founding editor of Teen Voices, a global girl news site at Women’s eNews. As the former managing director of the youth news agency, Children’s PressLine, she has worked with thousands of teens to develop professional quality media that has been published in the Daily News, Newsday, Metro, Ebony, Minneapolis Star-Tribune and ESPN.com, among other places. She’s written about youth journalism for The New York Times, The Daily News, WNYC SchoolBook and more. She is the author of the comic book-style high school textbook, A NewsHound’s Guide to Student Journalism (McFarland).