Bachelor of Arts, University of South Carolina; Master's degree, Medill School of Journalism
Lynne Perri is a journalism professor and managing editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop, a nonprofit news organization based at the School of Communication at American University.
She teaches reporting, visual journalism and journalism ethics, and took students to New Hampshire to cover the primary in the last three presidential campaigns.
She was a deputy managing editor for Graphics and Photography at USA TODAY, where she also wrote occasional features and book reviews.
Before that, she was a reporter and editor at The Tampa Tribune, the Tallahassee Democrat and the Clearwater Sun. She has been an adjunct professor at Syracuse, Northwestern, the University of Maryland and the University of South Florida, and a visiting lecturer at the University of Iowa, Ohio University and the University of Nebraska. She has led workshops for The Washington Post, the Knight Center for International Journalists, the American Press Institute and the Society for News Design.
TV: Professors Perri and Dotty Lynch created a partnership between Link TV and the School of Communication to find new sources of public opinion data and innovative ways to illustrate it. They focused on global attitudes toward the Iraq War, climate change and women in leadership. The segments aired in spring 2007. The project was funded by the Center for Social Media and the Ford Foundation.