About: Lori Johnston teaches a variety of journalism classes, including reporting and writing across platforms and investigative reporting.
MFA, Narrative Media Writing, University of Georgia
ABJ, Journalism, University of Georgia
Johnston’s teaching specialities are journalism classes with an emphasis on providing relevant, real-world experiences to help students develop foundational reporting, interviewing and writing skills in today’s fast-paced media landscape.
Johnston (ABJ ’95, MFA ’17) is a former Associated Press writer and magazine editor. She is co-founder of Fast Copy News Service with her husband, Andy (ABJ ’88). Fast Copy is a writing and editing business whose work has been published by Cox Media Group/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, CNN, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Scripps Networks (HGTV.com, DIYNetwork.com and TravelChannel.com), Atlanta Magazine and Georgia Trend, among numerous other media outlets. Lori is a Double Dawg; she graduated from Grady College in 1995 with a journalism degree and in the inaugural class of the Master of Fine Arts in Narrative Media Writing program in 2017.