About

Visiting the WGN studios with my Reporting and Writing 2 class from Columbia College Chicago.

Visiting the WGN studios with my Reporting and Writing 2 class from Columbia College Chicago.

Susy Schultz is an editor, digital journalist, educator, writer and strategist. Her past titles include managing editor, digital editor, investigative editor, associate publisher, reporter, columnist and editorial writer.

Currently, she is president of Public Narrative, formerly the Community Media Workshop, an organization founded on the belief that our Democracy functions best when a free press understands the full story includes diverse voices; and an educated public respects the importance of the media.

She’s worked for newspapers, a wire service, websites and magazines covering politics, health care, business and parenting for the Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Reporter, Chicago Tribune, New York Times Syndicate and Chicago Parent as well as a frequent guest on radio and television shows.

Proud of her past, she is excited about her future and that of the industry. She teaches and takes digital classes at Columbia College Chicago, trains people to be better storytellers and to understand how the media work. She is also executive vice president of JAWS, Journalism and Women Symposium, a national organization supporting the professional development of women in media.

She has also worked in government, academia and the foundation world. She is fluent in Spanish, lives in Chicago, is AWJ Chicago chapter’s founding president and an IRE member as well as the mother of two amazing men and poised to expand her family, as she is engaged to a wonderful man, who has six children and six grandchildren. susy.schultz@gmail.com @Susys