Nancy Andrews is the Ogden Newspapers Visiting Professor in Media Innovation at the WVU Reed College of Media. Andrews joined the College in Fall 2015. Previously, she was the Chief of Innovation at the Detroit Free Press where she handled leading innovation in news, products and new models for journalism and revenue Andrews also served nine years as the publication’s managing editor for digital and is an expert at audience analysis.
Before joining the Free Press staff, Andrews spent ten years at The Washington Post as a staff photographer. She has published two books, “Family: A portrait of Gay & Lesbian America,” published in 1994 by HarperCollins Publishers, and “Partial View: An Alzheimer’s Journal,” which she co-authored in 1998.
At the Free Press Andrews has led her staff to win four national Emmy Awards, two national Edward R. Murrow Awards. As an individual journalist she’s earned three national Emmy Awards, was named White House Photographer of the Year in 1998, and was also named Newspaper Photographer of the Year by Pictures of the Year International from the University of Missouri and National Press Photographers Association in 1997.
Andrews has judged numerous top photojournalism and journalism competitions and has been a Pulitzer Prize juror three times. She has served on the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop for 15 years.
She also worked at the Fredericksburg, Virginia, Free Lance-Star and her student newspaper, The Cavalier Daily. Andrews earned her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Virginia in 1986.