College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Beth Jannery

Beth Jannery

Beth Jannery

Instructor, Journalism Concentration Coordinator, Director; Journalism and Sport Communication Minors

Communication and Media, Crafting Persuasive Messages, Defense and Intelligence News, Fake News, Freedom of the Press, Investigative Journalism, Ethics and Journalism, Marketing, Media Analysis, Media Literacy, Media Relations, Millitary Reporting, Multimedia Journalism, Pentagon Coverage, Psychology of Communication, Social Media, Speech Writing, Strategic Planning and Execution, Storytelling, Writing and Editing

Beth Jannery has more than 25 years experience in Communication and Media. Jannery is the Director of Journalism for the Department of Communication. Her work was recently featured in The Washington Post.   She is a former journalist who covered the Pentagon. She was the Communication Officer for Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government with the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. 

   Jannery is a member of the Advisory Board for The Washington Journalism and Media Conference, Faculty Liaison for The Insight Committee and Faculty Advisor for the Society of Professional Journalists. Jannery is author of the Journalism and Communication textbook What’s the Story? The Art of Writing & Communication (2nd Edition pending publication 2018) as well as author of several non-fiction books and novels.

Courses Taught

Multimedia Journalism

Writing Across the Media 

Feature Writing

Business and Economic Reporting



M.S. Broadcast Journalism, Boston University, College of Communication, 1994.

B.A. Communication Arts, Framingham State University, 1992.

Minor in Psychology, FSU, 1992.

Concentration in Speech Communication, FSU, 1992.

Recent Presentations

Jannery presents about Fake News and other Communication and Journalism topics at national conferences and universities.