Thom A. Lieb Towson University, USAThom Lieb is a professor of Journalism and New Media at Towson University in Maryland. He has taught the News Editing course there since he joined the faculty in 1990, and additionally has taught it at four other universities. The two editions of his previous editing text, “Editing for Clear Communication,” have been used in classrooms for more than 15 years.
Lieb has been involved with digital media since its inception. His “Editing for the Web” online project was used for training in schools and newsrooms around the world. For several years, he served as a columnist for the Journal of Electronic Publishing, and he is a longtime member of the Online News Association.
In addition, Lieb has worked as a writer and editor for newspapers, newsletters, magazines and online media. He is the author of “Building Basic News Sites” and “All the News: Writing and Reporting for Convergent Media.”
Lieb earned his bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communication from Point Park University in Pittsburgh, his master’s in Magazine Journalism from Syracuse University, and his Ph.D. in Public Communication/Journalism from the University of Maryland at College Park.