Sean Mussenden

Capital News Service Director & Lecturer

B.A., St. Mary's College of Maryland; M.A., University of Maryland (Merrill College)
Office: 3201F & 3210 (Studio C)
Phone: 301.405.2530
Email: smussenden@jmail.umd.edu

Sean Mussenden is director of the Merrill College's Capital News Service online bureau and a full-time lecturer of digital journalism.

A Merrill College alum, Mussenden began his journalism career in the Capital News Service Annapolis bureau.  From 2000-2005, he worked as a statehouse reporter, business desk reporter and Washington correspondent for the Orlando Sentinel. Before joining the Merrill College in 2009, he was a multimedia Washington correspondent and Web producer/editor for Media General News Service.

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An old-school reporter with digital DNA, Mussenden specializes in news Web site and application development, multimedia (video/photo/audio) news production, interactive graphics, online databases, data visualization and the intersection of social media and news.  As a consultant, he has helped several news organizations improve their social media strategies and trained journalists to use social media effectively.  

Mussenden has a master's degree in public affairs reporting from the Merrill College and a bachelor's degree in history and public policy from St. Mary's College of Maryland.  He is seeking a degree in socio-tech information management from the University of Maryland College of Information Studies (iSchool).