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Leslie Gura

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I've been an adjunct faculty member for Quinnipiac University since August 1997, beginning with the birth of the master's program in the School of Communications and teaching the initial Basic Print Reporting class. I also taught a couple of undergraduate classes and developed the Advanced Print Reporting class, which I taught on campus in Spring 2002. As a longtime journalist, I moved to North Carolina in 2002 to become metro editor of the Winston-Salem Journal after 15 years in various editing positions at the Hartford Courant. In 2003, I adapted the Advanced Print Reporting class for online and have taught it every summer since then. At the Journal, I eventually became Senior Editor, with responsibility for content on print and digital platforms before leaving the paper in early 2011. Since April 2011, I have worked as a writer/editor for Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, taking on a variety of work, again for both print and online publication.


This is a fairly current resume covering my career.

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Courses Taught

I've taught the following courses for the School of Communications master's program: Basic Print Reporting: 1997-2002 Advanced Print Reporting: 2002-2012 (online since 2003) Social Issues in the Media: 2001 I've also taught: Intermediate Reporting: 1997-98 (undergraduate, Quinnipiac University) Journalism and the Law: 2002 (undergraduate, University of Connecticut)

Educational Background

BA, New York University, 1981 MS, Columbia University, 1987

Honors & Awards

I won the inaugural Taylor Family Award for Fairness from Nieman Foundation at Harvard University in 2002 for writing a Northeast magazine investigative story about a murder investigation involving a Yale instructor. Stories in the Winston-Salem Journal which I conceived and edited won several Investigative Reporters and Editors, Sigma Delta Chi and other awards, in particular criminal justice pieces "Murder, Race, Justice" and "The Silk Plant Forest.'' Other stories I edited won Sigma Delta Chi awards for feature writing and regional awards for business writing.