Assistant Professor of Professional Practice
Heidi Carr comes to the School of Communication with 25 years of experience in the field as a newspaper editor. Most of her career was spent at the Miami Herald, where she handled a team of reporters covering breaking news, education, obituaries and features.She cut her teeth working as a copy editor at the Roanoke Times & World-News and the Lynchburg News & Daily Advance.
While at the Herald, Carr was also a member of the Knight-Ridder talent bank, and traveled to other newspapers to talk about finding and writing those “Hey, Martha” stories — the ones that are so fun to read, you pass them on to other people to enjoy.
Carr earned a Bachelor of Arts in English from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and a Master’s of Science in journalism from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism. It was there she began understanding the importance of understanding the public’s needs, and making sure news outlets not only provided the information readers should know, but also stories about the people and places they would want to know.