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ClaudiaRicciClaudia J.  Ricci

College of Arts and Sciences
Department: English
Journalism Program

Expertise: Journalism; blogging; health and environmental reporting; creative writing; fiction writing; writing and healing

Campus phone: (518) 442-5189
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Claudia Ricci, a former reporter for The Wall Street Journal and a prize-winning reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, teaches English, creative writing and journalism through UAlbany's Educational Opportunities Program. In 2002, Ricci published her first novel, Dreaming Maples, which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her short fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines nationwide. She edits a community writing space called "MyStoryLives" and founded "The Public Radio Health Show" on WAMC. She is a frequent radio guest discussing blogs as "citizen journalism."