Frank Michael Russell's Profile
FRANK RUSSELL is the Knight visiting editor and visiting assistant professor at the Columbia Missourian and Missouri School of Journalism.
Office phone: 573-882-5739
WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE MISSOURIAN? I work as a news editor on the Missourian's interactive copy editing desk.
WHAT KIND OF JOURNALISM KEEPS YOU GOING? I love journalism that gives readers a better understanding of their communities and their world. I also have a strong interest in technology, both as news topic and in its use to connect with readers.
WHAT IS YOUR WORK AND EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND? I worked for more than 10 years at the San Jose Mercury News, where I was an online editor and writer specializing in business and technology news, chief of copy desks, deputy business copy chief, assistant business editor and a business copy editor. Previously, I worked at The Seattle Times, Puget Sound Business Journal and Los Angeles Daily News.
I earned a master's degree in mass communications and a bachelor's degree in journalism at San Jose State University. At MU, I've earned a Center for the Digital Globe graduate certificate, which included courses in journalism and management emphasizing globalization, innovation and digital media. I will be entering the Ph.D. program at the Missouri School of Journalism in the fall.
Although most of my career has been on the West Coast, I grew up in St. Louis.