Meg Heckman is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate classes that support students in cultivating digitally relevant skills in verification, story craft and audience engagement. She is also the advisor for The Scope, a student-run startup devoted to telling stories of justice, hope and resilience in Boston and beyond.
Before coming to Northeastern in the fall of 2017, Meg was a lecturer at the University of New Hampshire where she served as a faculty fellow at the Peter T. Paul Entrepreneurship Center. She spent more than a decade as a reporter and, later, the digital editor at the Concord (NH) Monitor, where she developed a fascination with presidential politics, a passion for local news and an appreciation for cars with four-wheel drive.
Meg writes regularly for a variety of publications about the intersection of gender, technology and journalism, and her recent work has appeared in USA Today, The Boston Globe and the Columbia Journalism Review. She also continues to work as an occasional consultant for local news organizations striving to find their voices online. She’s a past president of the New Hampshire Press Association, has served twice as a Pulitzer juror and is the New England regional captain for the Journalism and Women Symposium.
Northeastern University School of Journalism