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Monica Kwasnik

Pro Tem Instructor
Phone: 541-346-3561
Office: Franklin 140
City: Eugene


Monica Kwasnik, a University of Oregon alumna, has spent most of her 20-year journalism career on copy desks at community newspapers across the country. She also worked for Street Roots, an award-winning nonprofit weekly sold on Portland's streets by people experiencing economic marginalization. Keen on noncommercial media models, she works with journalism-oriented nonprofits to support a variety of mission-driven projects.

Before returning to the School of Journalism and Communication, Kwasnik was a visiting assistant professor at the Missouri School of Journalism and Knight visiting news editor at the Columbia Missourian, a community daily led by faculty editors and staffed by journalism students. She also teaches journalism courses at community colleges in the Pacific Northwest.


M.A. Journalism (media management), University of Missouri, 2018

B.A. Journalism (news/editorial), University of Oregon, 2001