Nationally acclaimed, award-winning journalist Nancy Andrews is bringing her cutting-edge approach to journalism to WVU Reed College of Media as the College’s Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor in Media Innovation.
Andrews, a veteran digital media editor and visual journalist, was most recently the Chief of Innovation at the Detroit Free Press where she has been for nearly nine years. There, she handled leading innovation in news, products and new models for journalism and revenue. Andrews also served as the publication’s managing editor for digital and is an expert at audience analysis.
During her time at the Free Press, she led her staff to earn four national Emmy Awards and two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. Andrews also directed data-driven projects, such as “How Detroit Went Broke,” a Society of American Business Editors and Writers explanatory winner that analyzed more than 60 years of financial records to explain true causes of the city’s bankruptcy.