Hillary Speed, M.S. 


Teaching Assistant Professor, Strategic Communication

206-E Paul Miller Journalism Building



B.A., History and American Studies, St. Olaf College, 2002;
M.S., Journalism, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, 2004


Professional Experience
Features reporter for The Associated Press
Producer for Minnesota Public Radio’s “The Writer’s Almanac” and “A Prairie Home Companion”
Founding editor for niche publication at the Quad-City Times
Freelance writer for New Harbor Group public relations firm, Novus Creative marketing firm, WhatToExpect.com, The Associated Press, Visit California, Real Simple and Time Warner Inc.

Clients include Gillette, Gold’s Gym and Comcast

Professional Organizations
Association of Women in Communication

Courses Taught
Mass Media Style & Structure
Electronic Communication
Persuasive Writing
trategic Communication for Web and Social Media