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Todd Henneman

Todd Henneman brings more than 20 years of experience to the classroom. Todd began his career in newspapers, including a period as one of the youngest staff writers for the San Francisco Chronicle in the competitive Bay Area market. He covered public policy, government and business. His investigative series into the Santa Clara County grand jury system led to an unprecedented dissolution of the panel. Todd also earned national recognition for a series published in the late 1990s in which he analyzed the dubious promises made by the Enron Corp.
For the last decade, Todd has been a regular contributor to the management magazine Workforce, writing for its print and digital editions and participating in webcasts. His pieces often look at nurturing diversity and fostering innovation. His freelance work also has appeared in media outlets ranging from the Los Angeles Times to San Francisco magazine.
Todd shares his passion for the profession with his students, and he finds joy in mentoring the next generation of communicators. He has taught at California State University, Northridge; Pierce College, Los Angeles City College and the University of Southern California. His research interests include diversity, media ethics, multimedia storytelling and entrepreneurship. As an academic researcher, Todd has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice. He remains active in the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and in the NLGJA: The Association of LGBT Journalists, whose members twice have recognized his writing.
At CSULB, Todd teaches at every level of the department’s curriculum.  His teaching portfolio includes English for Media Writers (JOUR 101), Writing Across the Media (JOUR 120), Reporting and Information Gathering (JOUR 311), Introduction to News Editing (JOUR 331), Written Communications for Public Relations (JOUR 374), Theories Of Mass Communication (JOUR 412), Mass Media Ethics (JOUR 431) and Senior Seminar (JOUR 495).
Todd holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management and bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

Office Location: LA4-206F
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