Chip Scanlan is an affiliate faculty member at The Poynter Institute. From 1994-2009, he taught reporting and writing in its real and virtual classrooms and coached journalists worldwide. He spent two decades as an award-winning journalist for the Providence Journal, St. Petersburg Times and the Washington Bureau of Knight Ridder Newspapers. His writing and editing credits include a textbook, anthologies, writing advice columns, serialized novels, and numerous articles, fiction and essays.