MSJ, Northwestern University
Phone: (561) 297-1564
Areas of Expertise: News Writing, Environmental Journalism, Web Research for Journalists
Neil Santaniello teaches courses in news writing, environmental journalism and web research for journalists. He joined the Communication school in January 2006 to launch and direct the Scripps Howard Institute on the Environment, a summer educational fellowship for professional print and broadcast journalists sponsored by the Scripps Howard Foundation. In all, more than 100 members of the news media – from the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico – attended the program’s five different sessions through 2012. During that period, he also managed Environmental Writers, an occasional speaker series that featured authors of environment-themed nonfiction books. Before joining the journalism faculty, he worked as a staff writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, where he had a byline for more than two decades. At the Sun-Sentinel, he wrote environment, water-management, feature and general assignment stories. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Philosophy from Boston College.