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Michelle Johnson

5/22/2013, 8:25 a.m.

Michelle Johnson

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) recently announced Michelle Johnson as its 2013 Journalism Educator of the Year.

The NABJ Board of Directors selected Johnson, an associate professor of practice in mulitmedia journalism at Boston University, will be recognized this summer at NABJ’s 38th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Orlando, Fla.

Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. She began her professional journalism career as a copy editor with The Evening Press (Binghamton, N.Y.).  After that stint, she joined The Boston Globe, starting as a copy editor on the night desk.

She was one of 12 journalists chosen for the John S. Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 1993. Upon returning to the Globe as assistant business editor, Johnson jumped at the opportunity to be on the team to launch Boston.com, an award-winning regional website.

Along with her dedication to NABJ student projects, she took on the role of technology manager at the School of Communication at Emerson College and served as an adjunct professor at Boston University and guest faculty at Maynard Institute Multimedia Editing Program.

After Johnson spent three years as journalist-in-residence at Emerson, Boston University brought her back as an associate professor.