Michael Serino is a writer, editor and educator based in Ithaca, N.Y., with extensive professional experience at newspapers and magazines. He has worked as an editor, news reporter, feature writer, weekly columnist, restaurant critic and copy editor, and is a frequent presenter at national student media conferences. He holds a master’s degree in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
As Student Media Adviser in Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications for the past 22 years, he has provided editorial, production and business oversight for The Ithacan, the college’s award-winning weekly student newspaper and website; Year in Review, its annual magazine publication; and Lit, it’s long-form narrative journalism magazine. He provides daily one-on-one mentoring for students in pursuing their journalism and liberal arts educations, and preparing for their professional careers, as well as practical coaching in résumé writing, interviewing and portfolio preparation. His ongoing contact with an extensive network of alumni and media professionals provides current students with valuable contacts for internships and jobs.