Andrew Springer, founder and CEO of NOTICE News, has been named the 2021 Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist by the Whitworth Department of Communication Studies. He visits campus November 1-2.
Springer, an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and producer, is the Founder and CEO NOTICE News, a brand new news startup dedicated to bringing the news to Gen Z. Prior to that, he’s spent his career helping news orgs reach new audiences through new platforms. He was the first social media producer at “Good Morning America,” built the first social media team at ABC News, ran growth and social teams at Mashable and NBC News, and created the very first news show on Snapchat, “Stay Tuned.” He’s a graduate of The George Washington University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
As part of his visit, Springer will deliver the keynote address at J-Day East, a one-day conference for high school student newspaper, yearbook and other media students co-sponsored by Whitworth and the Washington Journalism Education Association. He will deliver a public talk on Tuesday, November 2 titled “The Business of News and Our Shared Responsibility” at 7 p.m. in the Hixon Union Building (HUB) Crow’s Nest. This talk is free and open to the public.
The Flora Distinguished Visiting Journalist program is made possible thanks to the Lou Flora Memorial Fund. The Fund was established in 1997 to honor Lou Flora, a longtime friend of Whitworth University, and to recognize his commitment to rewarding excellence in communication among Whitworth students. For more information about Springer’s visit, please contact Dr. Erica Salkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.