Teresa White

Director, High School Journalism Institute; Senior Lecturer

Contact Information

  • Office:
    Franklin Hall 230B
  • Office Hours:
    Wednesdays, 1:45-3:45 p.m.
  • Email:
  • Phone:
  • Website:
    High School Journalism Institute

  • Research and Creative Interests

    Scholastic Journalism; Media Ethics; Media Literacy,


    Teresa A. White directs the High School Journalism Institute. In operation since 1947, the Institute attracts approximately 300 students to the IU-Bloomington campus each July for five-day intensive workshops. The Institute also offers separate workshops for high school teachers.

    In addition to her administrative position, White serves as a senior lecturer for the Journalism unit in the Media School. She teaches media literacy, introductory reporting, media ethics and journalism education classes. Spring 2017 she'll teach a new field experience course she developed: X378 Orlando Theme Parks: The Masters of Integrated Marketing.

    When she's not in the classroom, White visits Indiana high schools, working as a consultant and advocate for scholastic journalism. She’s a member of the Journalism Education Association, Society of Professional Journalists and Bloomington Press Club, plus she serves as secretary for the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. She stays involved in the Bloomington Community through service work with the South Central Indiana Kiwanis.

    White also serves as faculty adviser for Pageantry at IU, the student organization that produces the Miss Indiana University Scholarship Pageant, a local preliminary to Miss America. An IU alumna, she was a member of the Marching Hundred (where she met her husband Tony) and Big Red Pep Band as an undergraduate and remains active in Alumni Band activities.