Linda Prout is professor of visual journalism at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and the former director of the Journalism Program at City College. An experienced broadcast journalist, Prout is senior producer of “Independent Sources,” a CUNY-TV show on the ethnic media.
She was a writer and producer for PBS and the Bravo Network before joining City College, and has served as station director for Harlem Community Radio. She also has produced award-winning series for television and video including “The Kids’ Chronicle” and “WomanSource.” Two of her programs, “Study with the Best” and “In the Life,” were nominated for Emmy Awards.
Prout has also worked as a reporter for several print publications including Newsday, Newsweek, and the Star-Ledger.
A former associate professor at the New School University, Prout is a Fulbright Scholar who has taught broadcast news writing and news magazine publication in China. She holds an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a B.F.A. in Theater from NYU.