Marie Campagna FranklinAssociate Professor of Journalism
Office: Donahue Center for Creative and Applied Arts
Degrees: M.S. Mass Communication, Boston University; B.A., English, Emmanuel College
Marie C. Franklin’s work focuses on using print and online media to empower youth to express themselves in written and visually graphic journalism while making a positive difference in their communities. She has written and edited education related news for the Boston Globe newspaper for more than two decades and is the founding editor of the paper’s Teens in Print section. From 1992-2002, Marie C. Franklin wrote as the lead reporter and columnist for the Boston Globe’s Sunday Learning section, profiling schools and teachers from around the region in her work. Her “Teaching Tools” column was nationally syndicated for many years.
In 2004, she began the Globe’s Teens in Print section, bringing together Boston teens, the mayor’s office and The Boston Globe Foundation to publish the quarterly newspaper delivered to all Boston area high schools, youth centers, and branch libraries. She is also a frequent contributor to the Boston Sunday Globe.
In her years prior to joining the Lasell faculty, she was an adjunct professor and newspaper advisor at Pine Manor College.
What is your teaching philosophy for Lasell courses?
“As a journalist, my excitement to report and present stories to the public prods me to my own excellence as I strive to be clear, thorough, and on time. In the classroom, and with the college’s newspaper staff, whom I advise, I encourage my students to reach their own excellence as writers, visual artists, and consumers of the news.”