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Janice Castro

Janice Castro

Assistant Professor Emeritus

Janice Castro was senior director of Medill’s graduate journalism program and director of its global journalism program. She taught interactive storytelling, reporting and media management, and was a research fellow at Northwestern's Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and chair of Northwestern's Study Abroad faculty committee. She was a fellow in Northwestern's residential college system and was selected by the Northwestern University Associated Student Government for the Faculty Honor Roll.

From 2007 through 2012, she was Northwestern University’s coordinator for News21, a multimedia reporting collaboration by 12 universities as part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism.

A freelance writer and publishing consultant, she was a reporter and editor for Time Magazine for 26 years, where she was on teams that won awards for science and business reporting.

Castro headed Time's interactive operations and was assistant managing editor, Time Inc. New Media, supervising online news and community for Time Inc. magazines including People, Fortune, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated and Money. Her teams provided Time news services for America Online, CompuServe and Microsoft, launched online sites for Time for Kids, Time Asia and Time Europe.

Castro was a founding officer of the Online News Association, director and first vice president of the Overseas Press Club of America, board member of the Women's Media Group in New York and adviser to Consumers Union's Consumer WebWatch. She co-chaired the board committee on New Media for the Inland Press Association, which represents more than 1,200 member newspapers. In addition to ONA, Castro is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Association of Women Journalists, the American Association of University Women and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.