Graduation – Jannet Walsh, left, with Tanner Hansen, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn., 2018.

Jannet Walsh


I’m Jannet Walsh from Murdock, Minnesota, USA.

Latest news – I’ll be sharing details about my forthcoming nonfiction quest narrative Higgledy-Piggledy Stones: Family Stories from Ireland and Minnesota, scheduled publication 2023. Learn more!

Continuously learning new technology in a social media world is my domain. I am a visual journalist, photographer, writer, strategic communications professional, and educator.

Traditional, digital media – New technology blends well with my traditional background as a New York Times Company staff photographer.  My photos and videos have been featured by CNN, CNN iReport, HLN, The New York Times Company and the California Academy of Sciences.

Social media honors, online teaching – I am a CNN iReport Awards Spirit Honoree as a Citizen Journalist, 2013. My first online class was at Udemy.com, Video Promo essentials – shoot, edit and share video online, with more than 650 students from around the world, 2013-2015. In September 2013, I was awarded the Golden Apple Award from Udemy.

Teacher of Foreign Languages – I turned my living room into a global classroom in 2020 before finding a more fitting location at home for online teaching. I was a volunteer Teacher of Foreign Languages, TEFL, with My Culture Connect, mycultureconnect.org, a nonprofit serving rural junior and senior high students, native Chinese speakers, online via Skype, Changhua, Taiwan. This includes tutoring students at the elite Changhua Art High School, with top ranked student musicians in Taiwan. I also received a Teaching English as a Foreign Language Certification from International TEFL Academy, Chicago.

Assistant Professor, St. Cloud State University – I most recently served as Assistant Professor, Multimedia and Strategic Communications, at St. Cloud State University, SCSU, St. Cloud, Minnesota, 2015-2019. Teaching appoints include topics of public relations, strategic communications, multimedia, photojournalism, in addition to serving as academic advisor, advisor to student organizations, chair to department scholarship committee, and more. From 2015-2016, I served as adjunct professor teaching introduction to multimedia.

“Social media is here to stay, and we will be consuming even more multimedia content in the future. I helped approximately 550 students at St. Cloud State University build online portfolio websites with WordPress content management system, 2015-2019. It’s incredible to see students grow in the classroom while learning digital skills, and later watch them at graduation wearing academic regalia, surround by their proud families. It’s even more amazing to see these same students as they start careers across Minnesota, the United States, and world. “

Jannet Walsh, most recently Assistant Professor of Strategic Communications and Multimedia, St. Cloud State University

Strategic Communications Professional – During the Great Recession, the majority of work was related to a project funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, (ARRA) involving health care, green jobs, technology and career training programs. Responsibilities included public and media relations; writing career and business columns and press releases; social media; graphic design; videography editing and production; digital photography; HTML and CSS web updating; and purchasing media for publicity. This was all part of my job as Community Relations/Communication Manager, Workforce Connection, currently known as CareerSource, Ocala, Florida.

I’m currently a member of Public Relations Society, PRSA, and served as the student advisor to students at St. Cloud State University, PRSSA.

Media interviews – I have been interviewed by regional, national and international journalists on topics ranging from searching for work, the election of Pope Francis and more.

Photo agency in Europe – I owned and operated a Dutch registered photo agency in the Netherlands, working with a Dutch language newspaper and had a NATO contract for portrait photography in Geilenkirchen NATO Air Base, Germany.


  • Master of Fine Arts English in Creative Nonfiction Writing, with Publishing Concentration, Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Master of Arts in photography, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science – mass communications with advertising-public relations emphasis. Minor in marketing and general business, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn.
Jannet Walsh

Learn more about Jannet Walsh – Find me on FacebookTwitterYouTube, LinkedIn and Instagram. My website Multimedia Toolkit is used for teaching multimedia, including WordPress, web design and video.

Biography and Media Room – Please visit my Biography page for more details about my career, including a biography, along with the Media Room.

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Video Tutorials – View Jannet Walsh’s online video tutorials at YouTube to learn Adobe Premiere Pro basic video editing skills. The series of 12 videos were created for her students in her Introduction to Multimedia course at St. Cloud State University. The video “Fade Audio with Keyframes, Adobe Premiere Pro CC” has been viewed 56,661 as of January 26, 2021, by viewers around the world.

Belfast 1953 – Photo Martin J. Walsh Jr, of Murdock Minnesota, Kodachrome, removed from mount for scanning. Information written on slide: Marty Walsh, Seaside, south of Belfast, May 1953. Photo provided by Paul M. Walsh, see more at online gallery.
Jannet Walsh, January 2019, near Killarney, Ireland.

“Professor Jannet Walsh is an excellent instructor. Her knowledge in the public relations industry and passion to educate future minds shines through in her teachings. The structure of her class differs from the ordinary. Rather than learning through lectures, students apply their skills through serving real clients in a student run public relations agency called Husky Agency. Through this experience, I have learned to create campaign proposals, press releases, and media pitches for our client, Howling Bird Press.”

Janice Loh, Public Relations Associate at ROOTS PR, Source:  LinkedIn