Melissa DiPento is the educational program coordinator at Newmark J-School, where she works directly with both the Social Journalism M.A. and the new Executive Program in News Innovation and Leadership.
Prior to working at Newmark J-School, she served as a faculty member in the Television and Radio Department at CUNY’s Brooklyn College, where she taught engagement/social journalism, entrepreneurial journalism, video, social media and more. She has been teaching journalism for more than eight years.
At the beginning of her career, Melissa worked at various daily and weekly news organizations in the Philadelphia area as a reporter and editor.
Melissa graduated from Temple University in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. She is a 2017 graduate of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and has a master’s degree in Social Journalism.