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A.Q. Miller School of Journalism and Mass Communications

Sara Quinn


R.M. Seaton Endowed Chair/Instructor
Office: Kedzie 220A | 532-6890 | saraquinn@k-state.edu


A design and journalism consultant and researcher, Sara Quinn holds the R.M. Seaton Endowed Chair at Kansas State University. President of the Society for News Design, she is also an affiliate faculty member for The Poynter Institute where she taught full time for more than a decade. Her large-scale eyetracking research for Poynter and other organizations on newspaper, tablet and online reading habits helps journalists determine the best forms for storytelling. It has been presented in newsrooms, conferences and at universities around the world. Her most recent study is Eyetracking Photojournalism, for the National Press Photographers Association. 

Sara spent nearly 20 years working in newspaper newsrooms, including the Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Florida and her hometown newspaper, The Wichita Eagle in Kansas.

Sara teaches in-house workshops for newsrooms and universities around the world, has edited and designed magazines, websites, books and newspapers. She has a B.A. from Wichita State University and a master’s in illustration from Syracuse University. She received Ball State's Anthony Majeri Award for Leadership and Innovation in 2013.

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