In this blog post, the Ohio University School of Media Arts & Studies reintroduces a series celebrating our newest faculty members. This week, we welcome Julianne Hill.
Julianne Hill is an educator, reporter and multimedia content producer returning to her beloved Ohio University as Scripps Visiting Professional.
A proud alumna of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism (’83), Hill’s award-winning work appears in a variety of journalistic and creative outlets, including PBS, National Public Radio’s “This American Life” and “Morning Edition,” The Cleveland International Film Festival, ABA Journal, Real Simple, Health, Triquarterly Online and many others.
Her nonfiction storytelling moves among media but often focuses on health, garnering national recognition. Among her honors, Hill has served as a Rosalynn Carter Fellow, awarded to journalists covering mental health, and as a National Press Foundation Fellow, given for work focusing on HIV-AIDS. This year, she participated in The Dart Center/Columbia University’s Reporting Institute on the Developing Brain. She also worked as a team member earning the George Foster Peabody Award.
Hill also writes essays and poetry, and her creative work was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She earned a Master’s of Fine Arts from Northwestern University, which honored her work as Distinguished Thesis as well as an Edes Prize Gift.
Her work can be found at juliannehill.com.
At OU, Hill has the honor of teaching the first cohort of the MFA in Communications Media Arts as well as Scripps undergraduates. The return to Bobcat territory reminds this OU Postie of the incredible start Ohio University provided—from the American Society of Magazine Editors Internship in New York to the Cornelius Ryan Foreign Correspondence Internship at the Associated Press in Rome—not to mention the lifelong and life-changing friendships built here. In return, she remains involved in the Doug Hill Memorial Scholarship at Ohio University.
In the intervening decades between Athens stints, Hill has been based in Chicago. There, she teaches at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Loyola University Chicago and the University of Chicago and offers writing seminars. She performs at live storytelling events. When she is not working, Hill spends a great deal of time riding her bike, swimming, doing yoga or planning when she can.