Steve Coon started teaching courses in the Department of Journalism at CMU in 2001. He has taught classes in media writing, reporting, information gathering, sports and the media and public relations.
He is a 1993 graduate of CMU and spent 15 years in the newspaper industry with the Mount Pleasant Morning Sun, including 13 years as an editor. During his time as managing editor and news editor, the Morning Sun received seven Michigan Press Association “Newspaper of the Year” awards. He also was recognized with MPA honors for editorial writing and feature writing. He started his career as a sports writer and received several awards from the Associated Press and Michigan Press Association for his work in that area.
In 2010, he served as deputy communications director on a gubernatorial campaign, followed by another stint in public relations in 2012 as communications director for a campaign for Congress in Michigan’s Third Congressional District.