Assistant Professor, Journalism and Photography
Pam Tschetter is an assistant professor at Iowa Lakes Community College and is the coordinator of the Journalism and Photography program. Before her employment at Iowa Lakes, she was the owner/publisher of a weekly newspaper in South Dakota. She is also a children’s story writer and has published several children’s story books under the name of Grandma Pam’s Storytime. She has produced TV programs with the same name.
Pam is also the advisor of the college newspaper, the Spindrift. Her students interview, write stories, learn layout and design of the paper and publish eight papers per year. She also teaches Media Law and Ethics, News Writing and Reporting, Advanced News Writing and Intro to Black and White Photography.
In addition to her college teaching career, she has performed as Grandma Pam at the Estherville City Library and for other organizations in the area.
She is the mother of two grown children and the grandmother of four.
Black and White Photography in Today’s World
Digital photography has taken over as the most accepted and used type of photography, today, but black and white photography still is meeting the artists’ needs in specialized photos and in the art world.
Children’s Story Writing
This busy, noisy and go, go, go world of the children of today leaves little time for quiet time and listening to simple stories with a moral lesson. No longer do most grandchildren listen at the knee of a grandparent telling stories of past golden days. Grandma Pam’s stories are written for nap time and bed time and all have a lesson or moral.
The Journalism and Photography Program at Iowa Lakes Community College
There is always a need for good journalists who write the facts, give balance and let their audience come to their own conclusions. Iowa Lakes offers the only two-year Journalism and Photography program in the state of Iowa. Under this umbrella, Iowa Lakes offers a two-year A.S. degree in Journalism and Photography and a one-year diploma in Photography alone.
February - April, June - August, October and November
Days of week:
Weekdays and Weekends
Time of day:
Audio-Visual materials needed:
No audio/video materials needed
Please contact Pam if you would like her to present outside of Emmet County