A design and journalism consultant, Sara Quinn holds the R.M. Seaton Chair for Professional Journalism at Kansas State University. Immediate Past President of the Society for News Design. She taught at The Poynter Institute for more than a decade. Her eyetracking research for Poynter and other organizations on newspaper, tablet and online reading habits helps journalists determine the best forms for storytelling.
Sara spent nearly 20 years working in newspaper newsrooms, including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and her hometown newspaper, The Wichita Eagle in Kansas. She teaches in-house workshops for newsrooms and universities around the world, has edited and designed magazines, websites, books and newspapers. She has a B.A. from Wichita State University and a master’s in illustration from Syracuse University. She received Ball State's Anthony Majeri Award for Leadership and Innovation in 2013. Follow @saraquinn.