Jean Marie Brown, Professor of Professional Practice in Journalism

Jean Marie Brown

Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director of Student Media
MOUS 212A | 817-257-4241


M.S., Texas Christian University
B.S., Northwestern University

Courses Taught

JOUR 10203 - Introduction to Journalism
JOUR 10113 - Media Writing & Editing
JOUR 30003 - Honors Seminar
JOUR 30204 - Reporting
JOUR 40003 - Honors Research
JOUR 40450 - Internship
JOUR 40493 - Opinion & Commentary
JOUR 40553 - Issues in News
JOUR 40563 - Media Management
JOUR 40983 - Multi-Platform Capstone

Areas of Focus

Brown’s areas of expertise include diversity in newsrooms, newsroom leadership and staff development, in addition to line editing and story idea generation. She conducts Fault Line training for newsrooms for the Maynard Institute.

Before joining the department of journalism at TCU, Brown held management positions at the Star-Telegram and The Charlotte Observer. She also taught leadership at the Poynter Institute. Previously, she was a newspaper executive at Knight Ridder and McClatchy newspapers; and a reporter for The Post-Tribune in Gary, Indiana, and the Chicago Bureau of The Wall Street Journal. During her time at the The Post-Tribune, she co-authored an award-winning series that examined the effects of racial segregation on Northwest Indiana.

  • National Association of Black Journalists
  • The Maynard Institute

SGA Faculty Member of the Year 2015