Lynn C. Owens is an Associate Professor of Communication at Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She is also an adjunct instructor of Journalism and Public Policy at Duke University.
She has been teaching and advising college news media since 2006. For seven years, Owens served as the faculty advisor for UNC Chapel Hill’s award-winning student newscast, “Carolina Week.”
Crain's NewsPro Magazine named Owens one of the nation's "Top Journalism Educators."
Owens' research focuses primarily on newsroom best practices, and diversity issues in broadcast news. Her work has been published and presented at numerous national and international mass communication conferences.
Before returning to academe, Owens was a reporter at WNCT-TV in Greenville, NC, where her work won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and two Emmy nominations.
Owens also worked as a technical producer at Reuters Television in London.
She is currently on the Board of Directors for the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTNDAC).