“Mary is an excellent teacher and facilitator. Her ability to help non-journalists develop the video storytelling
skills to be successful in the 24-7 news cycle is impressive. I would recommend Mary to any organization
looking to help communicators become proficient storytellers.”
Carrie Housman, Manager, Public Affairs Operations, American Red Cross, Washington, D.C.
“Mary has taken core journalistic values that have stood the test of time, adapted them to every change in technology and media culture and continued to have a forward-looking vision. Mary Coffman is a consummate teacher, journalist, and communicator who can help you get your message understood by any audience.” Hampton Pearson, Reporter, CNBC, Washington, D.C.
“I have built the success of WILX news on the people trained by Mary Coffman. She is the gold standard when it comes to preparing top flight news people.” Kevin Ragan, News Director, WILX-TV, Lansing, Michigan.
“As a reporter, there is not a day that goes by when I don’t draw from the lessons I learned from Mary Coffman. She has always been my #1 coach. Some people excel as a teacher; others as a journalist. Mary has the rare gift of excelling as both. She is a consummate professional who is somehow able to bridge the gap between the Walter Cronkite days of reporting and today’s news style of YouTube content and Flip cameras.” Brittany Morehouse, Former Digital Journalist, WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C.
“Mary Coffman produced a video for the Global Forum announcing the issues to be highlighted at the Oceans Day in the climate negotiations at Copenhagen. She handled all aspects of the video production—from conceptualizing the approach, to filming, to editing, to final production in a very effective and efficient manner. I was very happy with the results and I will plan to use her video production services again.” Biliana Cicin-Sain, Co-Chair and Head of Secretariat, Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands, Washington, D.C.
“Mary is a creative thinker, a focused doer, and a wonderful human being. She is, at her core, a teacher, and sees her mission to help others get better at what they do. She is able to go from a long distance lens to closeup, and make the necessary adjustments along the way.” Mark Effron, GM, The Takeaway at WNYC and Public Radio International, former VP News Post-Newsweek Stations.