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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 part of the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin, where she teaches journalism in the Moody College of Communication. She's also associate director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas, where she helps run the Center's pioneering distance learning program for journalists, which has reached more than 250,000 people from 200 countries and territories since 2012.


She's 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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