Val Hoeppner Bio

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Val Hoeppner is a digital journalist, trainer and media strategist. She has worked in digital, mobile and multi-platform journalism for more than 20 years.

As CEO of Val Hoeppner Media and Consulting, LLC, Hoeppner travels to newsrooms, universities and media conferences where she creates and leads training for journalists in mobile, social, video and multi-platform storytelling. She works with media leadership in audience engagement, change management and developing digital and mobile workflow.

Hoeppner was multimedia director at the Indianapolis Star and later worked at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville as the director of education for the Diversity Institute where she led digital journalism programs for professional and student journalists. In addition to her media and consulting business, Hoeppner is the director of the Center for Innovation in Media and executive director of WMOT, a National Public Radio station playing American Roots music at Middle Tennessee State University.  

Hoeppner is an instructor with the Poynter Institute, the Newseum Institute, Chips Quinn Scholars, Native American Journalism Fellowship, Innovation J-Camp, Mobile Me&You and APME News Train. She is on the board of directors of Teripix, a mobile app that accelerates how media companies and other users capture and publish photographs and video.   Hoeppner is a member of the Native American Journalists Association, Online News Association, Associated Press Photo Managers,  American Society of News Editors, the Recording Academy and Public Radio in Mid America.

On Twitter: @vhoeppner

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