Scott M Libin

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slibin@umn.edu
612-626-0061

Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication
206 Church St SE
308 Murphy Hall

Scott Libin has three decades of experience as a journalist, including jobs on camera and behind the scenes, as a news director and as an educator. He is a consultant, coach and communications professional, specializing in broadcast and digital journalism.

In June 2014, Scott joined the University of Minnesota School of Journalism and Mass Communication from Internet Broadcasting in St. Paul, Minn., where he had been vice president of news and content since 2011. At IB, Scott led a newsroom serving top television stations from Boston to Honolulu with breaking news and enterprise content that engaged audiences and increased traffic to desktop, mobile and social platforms.

Scott has led newsrooms at WCCO-TV and KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities, and WGHP-TV in the Greensboro/High Point/Winston-Salem, N.C., market. He has twice been a full-time member of the resident faculty at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla., and has trained journalists from Newfoundland to South Africa to China. Scott began his career as a congressional press secretary and as a bureau reporter in Washington, D.C. He was a reporter and weekend anchor in North Carolina before entering management.

Scott is chairman of the Radio Television Digital News Association and past chairman of the RTDNA Ethics Committee. He is treasurer and a director of the National Scholastic Press Association. Scott also serves on the ThreeSixty Journalism Board of Advisors. ThreeSixty is a teen outreach program of the University of St. Thomas.

Scott’s undergraduate degree in journalism and English is from the University of Richmond. He earned his Master of Arts degree in journalism and public affairs at American University.

Educational Background & Specialties

Educational Background

  • Master of Arts: Journalism and Public Affairs, American University, Washington, D.C., 1982.
  • Bachelor of Arts: Journalism and English, University of Richmond, Richmond, Va. , 1981.

Curriculum Vitae

Specialties

  • broadcast journalism
  • media ethics
  • news writing and reporting
  • video
  • "Television journalism"
Courses Taught
  • Jour 1001 Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Jour 3771 Mass Media Ethics
  • Jour 3451 TV, Radio and Digital News Reporting
  • Jour 4451 Advanced Multimedia Storytelling
  • Jour 4452 Electronic Newscast Producing
  • Jour 3996 Directed Internship
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Chairman: Radio Television Digital News Association , September 2017 - September 2018
  • Treasurer, Board of Directors: National Scholastic Press Association , 2015 - Present
  • Member, Board of Advisors: ThreeSixty Journalism , 2008 - Present