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Jock Lauterer, B.A.
Jock Lauterer is the founding director of the Carolina Community Media Project at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Journalism and Mass Communication where he also teaches community journalism and newswriting. Prior to returning to his alma mater UNC-Chapel Hill in 2001, he created and ran the photojournalism program for ten years at Penn State where he was an associate professor.
He has 15 years journalistic experience as co-founder, publisher, and editor of two newspapers, the McDowell Express in Marion, N.C., and the Daily Courier in Forest City, N.C. Lauterer is the author of six books: Only in Chapel Hill, Wouldn't Take Nothin' For My Journey Now, Running on Rims, and Hogwild: A Back-to-the-Land Saga. His textbook titled Community Journalism: the Personal Appoach was published in 1995, followed in 1996 by Community Journalism Instructor's Manual. Second editions of both texts were published in 2000.
Lauterer also writes monthly commentary for the Chapel Hill News and gives a biweekly radio commentary on WNCW-FM in western North Carolina.
Lauterer was the 1998 winner of the National Geographic Magazine Faculty Fellowship. His talk focuses on his experiences running two community newspapers in the Southern Appalachians of North Carolina. During the time, he fell in love with the indigenous elderly population. His slide presentation is a backwoods tour de force sure to engage all who love the Tar Heel state and its people.
· Roaming the Mountains with Pen and CameraTOP