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Beth Slovic started teaching journalism in 2009, when she and several middle-school girls at the Harriet Tubman Young Women's Academy in Portland launched a club that published the Tubman Times. She has since taught journalism at Clackamas Community College, Portland State University and the University of Portland.

In January 2018, she joined the faculty at Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., where she leads Clark's journalism department. Beth also serves as the adviser to Clark's award-winning student news operation, the Independent.

She's a member of the College Media Association, the Pacific Northwest Association of Journalism Educators, the Society of Professional Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors.

Journalism at Clark College

Students in the College News Production class work as reporters, editors, photographers, videographers and designers of The Independent, the student-run print and online news publication which has garnered awards from the Washington Community College Journalism Association and the Associated Collegiate Press, the nation‘s largest college student media organization.

The Independent, Clark College’s Award-Winning Work

VANCOUVER, Wash. – Clark College student journalists brought home first- and fourth-place honors from the annual Associated Collegiate Press’ midwinter conference, held March 2-5 in San Francisco. 

The Clark College Independent website outpaced 14 other two- and four-year colleges to win first place in the large-school online news category. The print edition of the Indy (to use its nickname) finished fourth from among 12 entries from community colleges.