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Friday, June 7 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
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This is a two-semester class I am currently teaching at Johns Hopkins University’s MA in Writing Program. The first semester, journalism students did written profiles of seven year olds across Baltimore and articles on systemic problems confronting our city's youth. This semester, my writing students are joining forces with undergrads in the Film and Media Studies department and I am co-teaching the class with filmmaker Matthew Porterfield. The project is supported by a $10,000 “Idea Lab” grant, funded through the JHU President’s office, that I secured to cover project expenses like the beautiful photo, above, by Baltimore photographer J.M. Giordano.

KAREN HOUPPERT is the Associate Director of the M.A. in Writing Program at Johns Hopkins. She was a contributing writer for The Washington Post magazine for several years and now freelances for many magazines, covering social and political issues.
A former staff writer for The Village Voice for nearly ten years, she has won several awards for her coverage, including a 1991 National Women’s Political Caucus Award for feature writing, a 2003 Newswomen’s Club of New York “Front Page Award,” a 2011 Council on Contemporary Families Media Award for Print, and 2015 and 2016 Maryland/DC/Delaware Press Association Award—as well as bringing in 18 MDDC journalism awards for her staff that year while she served as editor in chief of Baltimore City Paper. She was twice an ASME National Magazine Award finalist and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize in 2016 for her essay “The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Interrupted.”
She has won numerous fellowships, grants and residencies including a 2013 John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim Reporting Fellow, a 2012 John Jay Public Welfare Reporting Fellow, a 2008 Kaiser Media Fellow, multiple Nation Institute Investigative grants, a 2010 Lucy Grealy memorial writing grant, a Casey Journalism fellowship, a MacDowell Colony residency, two Mabou Mines artist residencies, and a New York State Council on the Arts grant.
Houppert’s reporting has appeared in a wide variety of publications, including The Washington Post Magazine, The New York Times, Newsday, Baltimore City Paper, The Nation, Slate, Salon, Mother Jones, The Village Voice, Ms, Glamour, Mademoiselle, Redbook, Self, and Parenting—and many other media outlets.
She is the author of three nonfiction books, a contributor to five, and co-author of the Obie-award winning play “Boys in the Basement” based on her trial coverage of a rape in Glen Ridge, New Jersey—as well as several other plays.

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Karen Houppert

Associate Director of the M.A. in Writing Program, Johns Hopkins

Friday June 7, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Naughton room

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