Suzanne McBride is an Associate Professor of journalism at Columbia College in Chicago and a member of the LION Publishers board of directors.
She holds an MSJ, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University and a BA, Journalism and Psychology, University of Iowa.
She is the former assistant managing editor at The Indianapolis Star; former reporter and editor for The Indianapolis News, The Terre Haute (Ind.) Tribune-Star and the Fort Wayne (Ind.) Journal Gazette.
She worked as a congressional aide for former U.S. Rep. Tony P. Hall in Washington, D.C.
And she is the co-founder and co-publisher of ChicagoTalks.org, a local news site that's won national awards from Investigative Reporters and Editors and the Society of Professional Journalists.