David Wheeler

Assistant Professor

David Wheeler, assistant professor of journalism, began his journalism career in 1999 at small-town newspaper, where he covered everything from house fires to city council meetings. Since that time, his freelance writing assignments have taken him across the United States and around the world.

His articles have been published by: the Pulitzer-winning Lexington Herald-Leader newspaper, Quill: The Magazine of the Society of Professional Journalists, The Florentine: The English-Language News-Magazine of Florence, Italy, and The Atlantic: one of the oldest and most respected publications in the United States.

David's article "Google Doesn't Laugh: Saving Witty Headlines in the Age of SEO" reached The Atlantic's top-10 list of most popular articles, and was subsequently featured on Yahoo! News, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal's Web site All Things Digital.

Recently, David traveled to Germany, where he studied the transition from print to digital media in Gutenberg's hometown. The resulting article, "In the Land of Gutenberg, Germans Face their Digital Future," was featured on the home page of The Atlantic, a site that receives 30 million page views per month.

While writing for an English-language newspaper in Italy, David published travel articles on everything from white-sand beaches to 14th-century monasteries to bike rides in the Tuscan countryside.

David has advised the student newspaper at Asbury University since 2007.

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