Joan Van Tassel

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<-----  Click on 'View Videos' to watch my demo reel, the Baghdad Stories, Beyond Bars and other videos.

Welcome to my Website

I'm an educator, author, and journalist, published in print, broadcast, and online media. Currently, I teach Strategic Communications at National University in Los Angeles, which includes such courses as new media technologies, transmedia story-making and story-telling, persuasion, and the theory and practice of communication.

My resume and a few examples of my work are on this site. Click on the appropriate links to download articles and papers I've written and to view videos I've produced, shot, and edited. The Baghdad Stories are outtakes from video that I shot on assignment in Iraq in 2003 for an ABC Nightline show. They are personal stories of a few of the people I met there, not intended for air. Making these short videos meant a lot to me and resonated long after the factual reports and daily headlines. I enjoyed making them...let me know what you think.

---Joan Van Tassel


You can reach me at 310.254.7511

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"Dancing Girl," original oil painting by Guy Paul