In fall 2014, Scott Libin joins SJMC as a Hubbard Senior Fellow teaching courses in electronic news and multimedia production and storytelling. Libin has three decades of experience as a journalist, including on-camera and behind-the-scenes roles.
Libin joins the University of Minnesota from Internet Broadcasting in St. Paul, Minn., where he had been vice president of news and content since 2011. In this role, he led a newsroom serving top television stations around the nation with breaking news and enterprise content that engaged audiences audiences and increased traffic to desktop, mobile and social platforms.
"Having spent the past several years dealing on a daily basis with working newsrooms and the communities they serve, I know what media companies expect and require from journalism graduates," Libin said. "That's why I'm so excited about the direction that SJMC is going. I'm delighted to put my love of journalism and of teaching to work in an environment that has produced such excellence in the past and is so well positioned to serve the needs of the future."
Libin has led newsrooms at WCCO-TV and KSTP-TV in the Twin Cities and WGHP-TV in North Carolina. He has twice been a full-time member of the resident faculty at The Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Libin is a member of the Radio Television Digital News Association Board of Directors, representing eight states in RTDNA Regions 4 and 5, and is chair of the RTDNA Ethics Committee. He also serves on the ThreeSixty Journalism Board of Advisers.
After graduating with a degree in journalism and English from the University of Richmond, Libin went on to receive his master's degree in journalism and public affairs from American University.