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Mario Garcia named Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence for 2013-14 School Year

September 17, 2013

The Columbia Journalism School named Mario Garcia, founder of Garcia Media, as the 2013-14 academic year's Hearst Digital Media Professional-in-Residence. Garcia has received acclaim for his comprehensive philosophy in redesigning print and digital publications by combining writing, editing and design into a single unified approach.

“We're so pleased that Mario Garcia will join us this year,” said Academic Dean Bill Grueskin. “His breadth of experience is extraordinary — working on hundreds of projects with news organizations in every part of the world — and we know he'll bring tremendous wisdom to our classrooms. I had the pleasure of working with Mario on major redesigns at the Wall Street Journal and WSJ.com, and I know his expertise is unparalleled in the world of news design.”

Garcia will teach a course this spring in multi-platform storytelling, where he plans to expand upon concepts outlined in his recent e-book "iPad Design Lab: Storytelling in the Age of the Tablet." He will also be giving two lectures, both in the spring, including one to returning students at the beginning of the spring semester and another to alumni as part of the 2014 Alumni Weekend kick-off. 

This will not be Garcia's first stint in education. Since the 1970s, he has taught at several universities worldwide, both as a lecturer and as professor. Though he has not been a professor since 1988, Garcia is confident about his upcoming position. "Teaching is what I do every day as I work with teams of talented and enthusiastic publishers, editors and designers."

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