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Teaching & Training

Most of Mallary's career has been dedicated to helping train professional journalists and teach journalism students.

Currently, she's an assistant professor of practice at the University of Texas at Austin's Moody College of Communication. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on journalistic news writing, longform feature writing, nonprofit journalism, and the intersection of journalism and public relations. She also teaches a graduate-level writing course in the UT's McCombs School of Business' master's in public accounting program, which has been ranked No. 1 by U.S. News & World Report for 17 years. 


Mallary has been teaching journalists since 2008, beginning at The Poynter Institute for Media Studies, where she was one of the first people to teach professional journalists how to use social media as a reporting and storytelling tool. She continues to teach for Poynter and has led writing trainings for The Washington Post, ArtNews, AARP News, and other media organizations around the U.S. She has also delivered guest lectures at higher-ed institutions such as the University of Missouri, the University of Oregon, the University of South Florida, Florida International University, Benedictine College, and Providence College.


Additionally, she has taught journalists how to tell solutions journalism stories and restorative narratives — stories that show how people and communities are finding resilience in the aftermath of tragedies. She's a big believer that journalism can be a force for good, and she tries to relay this in her teaching. 

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