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Joe Grimm

Michigan State University
Joe Grimm is a visiting editor in residence at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism. He has taught reporting and writing, media editing, magazine writing and an online course in news innovation. His news reporting courses create and maintain hyperlocal news sites in the area around campus and one of his classes published and sold "The New Bullying," a book available on digital and print platforms in 101 days.

Joe spent 32 years working in Metro Detroit newsrooms, most of them as the recruiter at the Detroit Free Press. In that role, he developed skills in networking, marketing, listening and journalistic entrepreneurship. In 1997, he launched the journalism careers Web site www.jobspage.com and spun off a blog in 2002. His journalists’ guide to covering Arab Americans became an instant hit when he posted it online on Sept. 12, 2001. He has published eight books, three by himself, and his blog on journalism careers has appeared as Ask the Recruiter with Poynter Online and with the Freedomn Forum’s Diversity Institute, where he is an adjunct faculty member. He has also taught for the American Press Institute and worked with high school journalists for Time, Inc., the Asian American Journalists Association and Northwestern University’s National High School Institute.

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Thursday, August 11