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Mallary Tenore


Department:     Accounting

Mallary Tenore teaches writing courses for accounting students at The University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. She also teaches journalism at UT’s Moody College of Communication and serves as associate director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas. Tenore helps run the center’s international distance-learning program for journalists and organizes its International Symposium on Online Journalism.

She has spent her career leading media organizations, reporting and writing, and teaching professional and student journalists. Her articles and personal essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Tampa Bay Times, The Dallas Morning News, and Harvard University’s Nieman Storyboard, among other publications. She is also writing a book about eating disorders titled, Slip: Recovery, Sickness & the Space in Between.

Prior to joining UT, Tenore was the executive director of Images & Voices of Hope, a media nonprofit, where she focused on helping journalists uncover stories about solutions and Tenore was also managing editor of The Poynter Institute’s world-renowned media news site,, where she edited, wrote and reported stories about the media industry. In this role she also led writing, reporting and social media trainings for professional journalists from around the world, and she continues to do so on a consulting basis.

A sought-after speaker, Tenore has presented guest lectures at the University of Missouri, the University of Oregon, the University of South Florida, Florida International University, Benedictine College, and Providence College.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English and Spanish from Providence College and a Master of Fine Arts in nonfiction writing from Goucher College.