JOURNALIST + MOBILE MEDIA PROFESSOR

Allissa Richardson is an award-winning journalist and college professor. She has taught her unique brand of mobile journalism to youth in the United States, Europe and Africa. Students in Prof. Richardson’s global classroom learn to report news using only smartphones, tablets and MP3 players. She calls her high-tech reporters ‘mobile journalists,’ or ‘MOJOs.’ Richardson teaches at Bowie State University in Maryland. She is a 2014 Nieman Foundation Journalism Fellow at Harvard University, a 2013 Apple Distinguished Educator and the 2012 Journalism Educator of the Year for the National Association of Black Journalists.

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RICHARDSON EMPOWERS HER STUDENTS TO SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER USING NEW MEDIA.

National Association of Black Journalists

The Richardson resume reflects sheer determination.

John C. Quinn, Former Editor-in-Chief, USA Today

TEACHING

Want to know what it takes to become a ‘MOJO’? Take a peek inside Prof. Richardson’s award-winning classroom!

THE MOJO CURRICULUM

REPORTING & WRITING

MOBILE VIDEO PRODUCTION

MOBILE AUDIO PRODUCTION

MOBILE APP DEVELOPMENT

SOCIAL MEDIA & ETHICS

ALLISSA’S ACCOLADES

2014 Visiting Journalism Fellow – Harvard University
2013 Apple Distinguished Educator - Apple, Inc.
2013 Outstanding Jr. Faculty Professor of the Year – Bowie State University
2012 Journalism Educator of the Year - National Assn. of Black Journalists
2010 New Voices, Newsroom Innovator – JLab at American University
2007 Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching - Morgan State University
2003 Weinstein-Luby Outstanding Young Journalist - Medill School
2002 Freedom Forum Chips Quinn Scholar - Gannett Company

Allissa Richardson thoroughly introduces her students to the changing field of journalism.

Zaina Adamu, Former Student + Associate Producer for CNN

LECTURES & WORKSHOPS

UPCOMING EVENTS

HARVARD UNIVERSITY
Visiting Scholar Lecture

“The MOJO as Activist”
Cambridge, MA
4.5.2014

AEJMC
Panelist

“Teaching with iPads”
Montreal, Canada
8.8.2014

JOURNALISM EDUCATION ASSOCIATION
Workshop

“Teaching MOJO”
Washington, DC
11.7.2014

UNESCO
Workshop

“Building Mobile Curricula”
Paris, France
2.17.2015

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