I’m an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University where I teach in the Media Innovation graduate program and advise The Scope, a student-run news organization dedicated to telling neighborhood stories of justice, hope and resilience.  My work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, The Boston Globe, Editor & Publisher, USA Today and more. I also contributed chapters to A Practical Guide to Digital Journalism Ethics and, along with Mike Pride, co-authored We Went to War: New Hampshire Remembers. I love telling great stories about pretty much anything, but my favorite topics are gender, politics and technology.

Also: past president of the New Hampshire Press Association, two-time Pulitzer juror and New England regional captain for the Journalism and Women Symposium.

I believe that journalism, done right, is an act of faith in humanity.

Want to know more? Visit my LinkedIn page for additional details about my professional background. Want to contact me? Send me an email at mheckman32 at gmail dot com or find me on Twitter.


2 thoughts on “About me

  1. The 21st Century SAHM says:

    Hi Meg,

    My parents found this article in USA Today (actual print version — they are two of the last holdouts who still read print news) and showed it to me — and I loved it. Just wanted to shoot you a note to say excellent work. I have written a few feminist pieces myself and I agree whole-heartedly about your analysis of Rey. I have three kids — two boys and a girl and they ALL love Star Wars. My daughter is 5, and I am so glad her generation has Rey, who was not sexualized or shown to be weak, but rather was incredibly strong and a proven leader. Thank you for writing such a great piece!

    Karen Johnson

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