Mindy McAdams on Muck Rack

Mindy McAdams

Gainesville, Florida
Covers:  journalism education, online journalism, web design, blogs, information graphics
Doesn't Cover: newspapers, television, writing

Digital journalism professor, University of Florida. Rides a Vespa. Travels everywhere. mindymcadams.com

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Biography

Mindy McAdams is a professor at the University of Florida, where she teaches courses about online journalism. Her book Flash Journalism: How to Create Multimedia News Packages was published by Focal Press/Elsevier in 2005.

She has trained more than 200 journalists in multimedia skills (at the Mia...

What does it mean to be a journalist?

A journalist finds the truth, checks it at least twice, reports it accurately, and tries to be fair as well as honest.

What tools and software do you use to do your job?

HTML5, CSS, WordPress, Photoshop and TextWrangler, mostly. Google Drive, a lot. Chrome. FTP.

Why did you become a journalist?

I tried to avoid it. After completing a journalism degree, I went to work in book publishing, but that was too boring.