Biography of Len Strazewski

Len Strazewski assists with media training and other projects. He is a veteran business journalist, media executive and journalism educator presently on sabbatical from the journalism department at Columbia College Chicago.

Strazewski has been writing professionally since he was 19 years old, working as a staff and free-lance reporter and editor for local and national newspapers and magazines, including Advertising Age, Crain’s Chicago Business, Online Access, Windows & DOS User’s Guide, The Chicago Tribune, and The Chicago Sun-Times, among others.

A nationally recognized expert in New Media and Computer-Assisted Reporting, Strazewski has conducted training sessions for the Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, and many business media companies. He is also a frequent judge of publication and reporting competitions.

From 1987 to 1997, he maintained a dual identity as a comic book writer, scripting Flash, Justice Society of America, Phantom Lady, Starman, The Fly and The Web for DC Comics, Prime, Prototype and Elven for a division of Marvel Comics and Speed Racer for NOW Comics.

Strazewski has a B.S.J. from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, an M.A. in the Program for Writers at University of Illinois at Chicago and a M.S. in Industrial Relations from Loyola University in Chicago.