Nancy Comiskey

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Ernie Pyle 206
  • Office Hours:
    9-10:30 Wednesday and 1:30-3:30 Tuesday and Thursday; I'm in my office other times as well.
  • Email:
  • Phone:

  • Biography

    I’ve taught journalism at IU since 2002. For 15 years before joining the School of Journalism, I worked at The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News. My most recent title there was deputy managing editor of The Star, but I also worked as managing editor, features editor, columnist, editorial writer and writing coach at The News before it merged with The Star. Before that, I was editor of Indianapolis Magazine for four years.

    I’m a past president of Indiana AP Managing Editors and the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists, and I often lead writing workshops for professional and student associations. I have a degree in journalism and English from IU and was a reporter and desk editor at the IDS.

    I’ve written for a variety of magazines, including AARP the Magazine, O Magazine, Indiana Alumni Magazine, Reader’s Digest and Down East, and I'm a frequent contributor to Indianapolis Monthly.