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Mike Reilley

Visiting Lecturer



Mike is an SPJ digital trainer who teaches Google News Initiative tools to more than 5,000 journalists and educators in the past three years. He also is co-founder of the MediaShift Training Network and the founder of Penny Press Digital LLC, a digital consulting and training company. Mike also is in his second term as a member of SPJ’s Board of Directors. At UIC, Mike teaches data and multimedia journalism courses in which students produce stories for the award-winning A former reporter at the LA Times and web editor at the Chicago Tribune, Mike served for 13 years as a full-time faculty member at Northwestern, Arizona State University and DePaul University. He holds journalism degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (BJ) and Northwestern University (MSJ). Mike founded the research site The Journalist’s Toolbox ( in 1997 and continues to update it. Twitter:@journtoolbox |