Mary Turck is a freelance writer and editor and teaches writing and journalism at Metropolitan State University and Macalester College.
She is also the former editor of the TC Daily Planet and of the award-winning Connection to the Americas and AMERICAS.ORG, a recovering attorney, and the author of many books for young people (and a few for adults), mostly focusing on historical and social issues. Her career in journalism began when she was in high school, writing a weekly column for the Litchfield Independent Review. The column began with a multi-part investigative journalism series on the county school system, which she still considers among her best work.
In News Day and Immigration News, I write commentary and reporting on current news, with emphasis on human rights, immigration, education, food and farming, and St. Paul news. The Community Journalism blog is a collection of lessons and notes on reporting and the practice of journalism by non-traditional journalists. Fragments is a collection of poetry, prose and miscellanea.