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School of Communication & the Arts

Marie Campagna Franklin, M.S.

Marie Campagna Franklin

Office: Donahue

Tel: 617-243-2006



  • M.S. Mass Communication, Boston University
  • B.A. English, Emmanuel College


  • COM 205 Media Ethics & Society
  • COM209 Journalism
  • COM 314 Magazine & Feature Writing
  • COM 324 Journalism II
  • FYS 101 Italian Food, Film, and Culture


Professor 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 wrote and edited education and youth related news for the Boston Globe newspaper for more than two decades and was the founding editor of the paper's Teens in Print section. From 1992-2002, Professor 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 was also a frequent contributor to the Boston Sunday Globe and its Travel and Feature sections.

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 university’s newspaper staff, whom I advise, I encourage my students to reach their own excellence as writers, visual artists, and consumers of the news.”

What do you like about teaching at Lasell?

“The students are terrific! I especially like working with them in connected learning projects, such as producing the campus newspaper, The 1851 Chronicle, and website, or preparing for a presentation at symposium.”

What is important for your students to take away from your classes?

“Practical experience that  translates into workplace skills.”

How does your professional background influence your time in the classroom with students?

“I worked for a major metropolitan newspaper for 25 years and I learned a lot about excellence in reporting, writing, and ethics in journalism. I use that professional experience to help students understand the importance of the news media in our world.”