Lynn Waltz

Assistant Professor

Location: Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, 115
Phone: 757-627-3663
Expertise: Online journalism, online media, history of journalism, reporting, editing, new media, social media, convergence media

Lynn Waltz has been a professional journalist for more than 25 years, including 12 years as a senior writer at The Virginian-Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, Virginia. Waltz is the author of “Hog Wild: The Battle for Workers’ Rights at the World’s Largest Slaughterhouse,” published in May 2018 by University of Iowa Press, which exposes 16 years of labor law violations by Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest producer and processer of pork.

Twice nominated for a Pulitzer by The Virginian-Pilot, her stories have freed a wrongly imprisoned man, and her investigative work has exposed abuses by a Virginia legislator. Waltz’s feature about a death row chaplain was judged among the top three newspaper stories in the country. Her story about a wrongly convicted student won first place in news writing from the National Association of Black Journalists. She holds a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Old Dominion University where she was a visiting assistant professor for two years.

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