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been appointed executive director
of Quill and Scroll International
Honorary Society for High School
Journalists beginning July 5.
Currently the director of CU News
Corps at the University of Colorado
Boulder, Browne will succeed Vanessa
Shelton as Quill and Scroll director.
She is retiring after nearly 10 years in
As executive director, Browne will
direct the international honor
society and also will serve as editor
of Quill & Scroll magazine and other
organization media and will direct
Quill and Scroll Foundation.
Browne has extensive experience
in scholastic journalism education,
including as the executive director
of the Kansas Scholastic Press
Association from 2009-2013 and
of the Colorado Scholastic Press
Association from 2003-2004. In
addition to directing the CU News
Corps student media project at the
University of Colorado, Browne is a
journalism instructor teaching two to
three courses per semester.
Under his direction, the News Corps
students produced an award-winning
documentary “Taking the Lede:
Colorado Edition,” which won a
Best of Competition Award in 2016
at the BEA Festival of Media Arts.
The documentary aired on Rocky
Mountain PBS in June 2016. He
served as producer of the film about
First Amendment rights for Colorado
high school student journalists.
From 1999-2009, Browne advised
student media at Colorado State
University and taught high school
journalism, English and history from
1990-1999. He also has worked as a
journalist in Florida.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in
journalism from the University of
Nebraska, Lincoln, and a master’s
degree in education from the
University of Florida.
Active in national journalism
organizations and conferences
including JEA and NSPA, Browne is
completing a two-year term through
October as head of the Scholastic
Journalism Division of the Association
for Education in Journalism and
Mass Communication (AEJMC). He
has taught at summer journalism
workshops and was director of the
Kansas Journalism Institute summer
workshop from 2009-2013.
For more than a year, he has
volunteered with Intercambio de
Communidades teaching English
to Spanish-speaking immigrants in
Boulder County, Colorado.
Quill and Scroll, headquartered at the
University of Iowa, has encouraged
excellence in scholastic journalism
education and academics since
1926 through membership in
its honor society and its services
such as contests, publications and
resources. More than 11,000 schools
internationally hold Quill and Scroll
charters. Each year, more than 6,000
high school students are inducted
into Quill and Scroll Honor Society
based on academic and journalistic
Further information and a
photograph are available by
contacting Vanessa Shelton at