Director, High School Journalism Institute; Senior Lecturer
Research and Creative Interests
- Scholastic Journalism; Media Ethics; Media Literacy
- Reporting and Editing
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, grammar and editing, media ethics and journalism education classes. She also teaches C101, the mandatory, introductory lecture for Media School majors.
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 and Bloomington Press Club, plus she serves as secretary for the Scholastic Journalism Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
White also serves as faculty adviser for Pageantry at IU, the student organization that produces the Miss Indiana University Scholarship Competition, 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. She also serves as the faculty adviser to the Rho Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma, a co-educational honor and service sorority for bands.