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James Gentry: Reynolds Center presenter

James Gentry, a professor and former dean at the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas.

Gentry is nationally known for his ability to turn complicated financial and accounting information into understandable language for corporate communicators and journalists.

Jimmy Gentry

Over the past 25 years, he has taught thousands of communicators and journalists how to understand the language of business. He has presented workshops on understanding the numbers of business to thousands of journalists and corporate communicators.

He received the Barry Sherman Teaching Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2008.

The award recognizes excellence and innovation in the teaching of media management and economics.

Prior to joining KU, he was journalism dean at the University of Nevada, Reno, and associate professor at the Missouri School of Journalism.

Gentry can be e-mailed at jg@jameskgentry.com.
His Website is JamesKGentry.com.

About the Author

I am digital director at the Reynolds Center for Business Journalism, which I joined in 2009. Before that I was Online Community Manager for azcentral, the online site for The Arizona Republic. Before arriving in Arizona, I worked at Newsday where I was Deputy Business Editor. I was the small business editor at BusinessWeek Online. I teach journalists to use Twitter, Facebook and other social media tools to expand and manage their networks. And I am a cofounder of #wjchat, a weekly Twitter chat about web journalism. You can reach me at Email: Robin.Phillips@BusinessJournalism.org OR RobinJPhillips.com OR @RobinJP

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