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Ava Greenwell

Ava Thompson Greenwell


Since 1993, Prof. Ava Thompson Greenwell has been teaching broadcast writing, reporting and producing classes at Medill for undergraduate and graduate students. During the summer of 2006, she was awarded the Radio Television News Directors' Foundation Educator in the Newsroom Fellowship. The fellowship allowed her to spend four weeks at CBS2 in Chicago where she spent most of her time working on the station's website. Greenwell has served as the school's associate dean, Teaching Television Program director and Crain lecture series moderator.

Teaching Philosophy

I am the coach. The students are the players. If we work hard, we'll have a good outcome and have some fun doing it.

Research interests include diversity in the news media and ratings.

Awards And Honors

  • 2006 Educator in the Newsroom Fellowship
  • 2001-2002 McCormick Distinguished Clinical Professor Award