Donna Leff

Donna Leff

Professor of Journalism at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism
Donna Leff

Donna Rosene Leff is a professor of journalism at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and a faculty associate of the University’s Institute for Policy Research. She teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in science writing, urban reporting, the analysis of urban issues, and media law and ethics and has done research on science/policy issues, reporter’s privilege and the role of minorities and race in media coverage and in the profession. She is co-author of The Journalism of Outrage and several related agenda- setting studies involving a multi-disciplinary study of the impact of investigative reporting on social issues. She has published several articles in medical journals on tuberculosis policy in metropolitan health departments and has presented papers and been a panelist on medicine and journalism ethics symposia.

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