Mike Odom (E-For-Ed - Jan 2016)

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I teach media law and writing at the University of South Alabama in Mobile and Fairhope, Alabama. 

I’ve also worked as a paperboy, hot dog vendor, bartender, waiter, law clerk, assistant district attorney, private investigator, consumer watchdog, legal services attorney, assistant public defender, newspaper reporter and editor.

I received an M.A. in English from USA in in July 2014, and my master’s thesis, “Paperboy: A Memoir,” which chronicles my mid-career move from law to journalism, was nominated by the English department as the university's outstanding thesis.

I have appreciated fellowships and scholarships from the Knight Digital Media Center at the University of California, Berkeley; Maynard Institute for Journalism Education at the University of Nevada, Reno; Lillian E. Smith Center for Creative Arts; and the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. And I am honored to have helped The Fairhope Courier, where I worked from 2007–2013, win six awards in the Alabama Press Association's "Better Newspaper Contest," including two first places in the First Amendment category. 

I expect to receive the E-learning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate from the University of Wisconsin–Stout this summer. Thanks to that program, I look forward to teaching media law as a hybrid online course for the first time this fall.


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