John Strauss

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Ball State

M.A., Telecommunications: Digital Storytelling, 2011

Current Position

Senior Editor for Lumina Foundation


John Strauss is senior editor at Lumina Foundation, an independent, private foundation in Indianapolis committed to making opportunities for learning beyond high school available to all. He is a former editor with The Associated Press in Indianapolis, Nashville, and New York City. He also covered public policy and helped lead digital publishing efforts at The Indianapolis Star and other local media. Before joining Lumina, he taught journalism at Ball State University, served as interim general manager of the university’s public TV and radio outlets, and was a public media producer of podcasts, radio, and television. He speaks frequently to news and public relations groups on the subject of mobile video and digital content. Strauss earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s in telecommunications and digital storytelling from Ball State. He is currently finishing a Master of Fine Arts degree in creative writing from Butler University in Indianapolis.

John Strauss