Julie A. Serkosky

Julie Serkosky worked in the Journal Inquirer newsroom for 22 years covering local and state politics, town councils, boards of education and police and fire. She rose through the ranks as a reporter and local news editor to become the newspaper’s first female state editor, editing copy covering state laws and state lawmakers, including the resignation of corrupt former Gov. John G. Rowland.

She has received numerous awards for her journalism, including from the Society of Professional Journalists Connecticut Chapter, and edited a project on lobbying that received regional honors.

Julie graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1991 and worked as an adjunct teaching Newswriting 1 labs at UConn starting in 1998. Her passion for teaching led her to get her master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University in Hamden in 2013, where she learned the latest in online and broadcast techniques. She began teaching full-time at UConn in 2014, where she specializes in Online Journalism, Portfolio, Newswriting, Ethics and journalism history.

She has been a Scripps Howard Entrepreneurship Institute fellow as well as a fellow at the Reynolds Business Week at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in Arizona. In 2020 she was promoted from Assistant Professor-in-Residence to Associate Professor-in-Residence.

Her interests include business reporting, entrepreneurial journalism and music journalism focusing on the 1960s San Francisco scene. She is a great lover of opera as well, particularly those performed at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.