Jacqui Banaszynski


Jacqui Banaszynski is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who spent 30 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. She holds a Knight Chair professorship at the Missouri School of Journalism, is an editing fellow at the Poynter Institute and coaches student and professional journalists around the world. You can follow her on Twitter at @JacquiB.

Her series “AIDS in the Heartland” won the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. She was a finalist for the 1986 Pulitzer in international reporting for coverage of the Ethiopian famine and won the nation’s top deadline sports reporting award for coverage of the 1988 Olympics. She has edited several award-winning projects, from narratives to investigative packages.

She is the instructor for several courses at Poynter NewsU including The Art of the Interview: Master Class with Jacqui Banaszynski, Creating Cinematic Writing: The Powerful Writer and Adding Verbs with Verve and Volume to Your Writing.