educator, journalist and author,
published in print, broadcast, and online media.
Currently, I teach Strategic Communications
at National University in Los Angeles, which
includes such courses as new media technologies, transmedia
story-making and story-telling, persuasion, and the theory
and practice of communication.
My resume and a few
examples of my work are on this site. Click on
the appropriate links to download articles and
papers I've written and to view
videos I've produced, shot, and edited.
The Baghdad Stories are
outtakes from video that I shot
on assignment in Iraq in 2003
for an ABC Nightline
show. These never-aired
stories of a few of the people I met
there meant a lot to me and
resonated long after the daily
headlines. I enjoyed
making them...let me know what you think.
---Joan Van Tassel