Claire McCarthy

Claire McCarthy

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Lecturer
Office: HB-107
Phone: None
Email: claire.mccarthy@salemstate.edu

Fall & Winter Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
3007 16 ENL110 Foundations of Writing
3695 01 ENL330 Short Story I (Introduction)
3800 S1 ENL330 Short Story I (Introduction)

Professional Biography

I am a writer and editor with over 25 years of experience. I have been on staff of three publications and have earned bylines in national newspapers and magazines, including The Boston Globe, L.A. Times, and New York Post . I earned my M.S. from B.U. in broadcast journalism and have worked at four Boston TV stations. I have taught writing and communications skills in corporations and have been a professional speaker on a number of human development and communications subjects. I took a stand-up comedy course as a lark: it led to paid gigs  on the subject of humor in the workplace. I also was on the Boston standup circuit for a short time. I am truly enjoying teaching Composition II!

Professional Interests

I'm doing a self-study of the changes in and future of American journalism. This, of course, includes keeping on top of digital information and social media. I've included a news literacy component in my Comp II course. I hope to inspire discussion and writings about young people's role in democracy and the free press. 

In the past I have acted in and produced films and videos. 

Selected Publications

I was most recently editor of Northshore magazine, a lifestyle publication focused on north of Boston.

Personal Interests

Life-long learning, reading, creative writing, social discourse. I recently returned to watercolor painting.