M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.A., University of South Carolina
Andy Bechtel teaches editing and news writing. He joined the faculty in 2005.
Bechtel has nearly 12 years of editing experience in newspapers, primarily at The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. He spent part of the summer of 2008 working as an editor at the website of the Los Angeles Times. His other experience includes work as a copy editor and page designer at the News & Record in Greensboro, N.C.
Bechtel is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Copy Editors Society, and he is the author of a NewsU course on alternative story forms. He has written articles for publications such as Quill, Society for News Design Update and the North Carolina Media Law Handbook.
Office phone: 919.962.1204
Office location: Carroll 213