Brenda Witherspoon is a teaching professor in the Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. Her early career included daily news work as a reporter and editor, including at The Dallas Morning News and the Des Moines Register, among others. She lived in New Zealand while studying newspapers’ portrayals of ethnic relations, and her recent research has looked at the experiences of women working as photojournalists in conflict-affected countries. Her teaching collaborations increasingly focus on multimedia tools coupled with sound strategies for gathering information. Brenda teaches travel storytelling in Urbino.