Category Archives: Journalism

NFL players participated in the BGSU NFL Journalism and Radio Boot Camp

Thirteen NFL players participated in the BGSU NFL Journalism and Radio Boot Camp April 14-17. Faculty participants included Dr. Jim Foust, Dr. Terry Rentner and Kelly Taylor from the Department of Journalism and Public Relations; Dr. Lori Liggett and Stephen Merrill from the Department of Media Production and Studies; and Dr. Nancy Spencer from the Sport Management Department. The event is part of the NFL Player Engagement Program.

NFL Boot Camp 4/17/2016

Public Relations Students participate in Rally to fight Heroin Epidemic


Students from the senior capstone public relations campaigns class in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations participated in a rally against heroin sponsored by Team Recovery. The rally took place on Sunday, Feb. 21 at the Zepf Center in Toledo.  The students in Dr. Terry Rentner’s class are working this semester with the Wood Co. Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Services  Board  (ADAMHS) to create a campaign to address the stigmas of heroin addiction, provide help for those with heroin and prescription drug addictions, provide support for their families and friends, and reduce  the heroin epidemic in Northwest Ohio.

“We Are One Team” (WA1T) – Speaker Event


On this year’s International Day for Tolerance on Monday, November 16, WA1T will host a speaker presentation titled “What Does It Mean To Be A Transgender Athlete? The Story Of An Athlete In Transition,” from 6 to 8 PM in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union, Room 201. At the event, a transgender student-athlete will share his experiences with the audience.












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Department of Journalism and Public Relations, Assistant Professor job opening

Department of Journalism and Public Relations
School of Media and Communication
Assistant Professor

Details: The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to begin August 2016.  We continue developing and implementing coursework to respond to industry demands and the state’s desire for graduates who are skilled in converged media technology and new media journalistic content production. We seek a visionary colleague who can contribute to these efforts and bring imaginative approaches to teaching and research. He or she should approach teaching and research with a focus on the vital issues of the day concerning the evolution of journalism. We desire to attract candidates who are studying emerging media and its relationship to journalism, citizenship, and public affairs.

The preferred candidate will have hands-on experience producing journalistic content for multiple platforms and the ability to teach students the technologies necessary to succeed in a converged media environment. He or she must have the ability and enthusiasm to teach core journalism skills classes. He or she will have the expertise to teach multimedia reporting classes and/or web design and data visualization. The candidate will be familiar with strategies needed to produce online news content use of web and the use of media analytics for mobile, tablet, and desktop platforms. Familiarity with the full range of Adobe products is desirable.

Additionally, experience teaching law, diversity, feature writing, or still photography classes would be a plus.

Qualifications: Successful candidates for the position must have Ph.D. in journalism or a related field. ABD candidates will be considered. The preferred candidate will have university teaching experience, professional journalism experience, and an interest in professional community involvement.

Application: A completed application must include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and at least three current and original signed letters of recommendation. The application cover letter and CV (including references names and contact information) must be received by September 15, 2015, and may be sent on paper or electronically as a Word document or pdf to  Recommendation letters must be on paper and received September 15, 2015. Finalists must provide transcript evidence of highest degree. Paper applications and reference letters should be addressed to: Carman Kinney, Department of Journalism and Public Relations, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0233. Inquiries can be made of Dr. Kathy Bradshaw, Chair of the Search Committee, at

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations seeks applicants for part-time adjunct teaching positions

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations at Bowling Green State University ( seeks applicants for possible, part-time, adjunct teaching positions. Undergraduate student, adjunct teaching assignments could include multiplatform journalism, broadcast journalism or public relations. Successful applicants must have recent, relevant industry experience to teach courses for the department as needed for a semester.

Starting dates are either August 2015 or January 2016. Preferred candidates will have a master’s degree and professional industry experience in journalism or public relations. Candidates with at least 10 years of industry experience and a bachelor’s degree will be considered. Evidence of successful teaching at the collegiate level is preferred.

Applicants must submit: 1) letter of application, 2) resume and 3) two current, original, signed letters of reference that include the writer’s name, address and phone number.  Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts indicating highest degree.  Finalists will also be required to authorize and pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment.

Unless they request otherwise, qualified applicants will also be considered for future part-time employment opportunities that may arise.

Submit application materials to: 
Carman Kinney, School of Media and Communication, 302 West Hall, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH 43403.
Applications must be postmarked by June 12, 2015.

Bowling Green State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities regardless of age, gender identity, genetic information, religion, or sexual orientation.

Bob Kline to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising

Bob Kline was selected to receive the 2015 President’s Award for Academic Advising! This highly competitive and prestigious award recognizes individuals and units that make significant contributions to support undergraduate students’ educational development and academic success.

From his full time academic advising duties to his extra recruitment and outreach activities, Bob always goes above and beyond to help our students succeed. Please congratulate Bob for receiving this very important honor.

Dr. Laura Stafford, SMC Director, has “Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression” accepted for publication in Journal of Family Issues

Dr. Laura Stafford, SMC Director, has “Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression” accepted for publication in Journal of Family Issues. The study delves into under-recognized depression among newly married women.

Stafford, L., & Scott, A.M. (in press). Blue brides: Exploring postnuptial depression. Journal of Family Issues.

From BG to the White House

For six lucky BGSU Public Relations students, the White House came calling for them over Fall Break.  Members of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) attended the national PRSSA convention in Washington, DC Oct 9-10, but also made a pretty key stop while in town.
The students were guests of Jackie Calmes, NY Times White House correspondent, and a BGSU Currier Speaker back in April.  When the PRSSA National Conference was announced with the Washington, D.C. location, PRSSA Faculty Advisor, Julie Hagenbuch, reached out to Calmes to see if they could take a White House Press Room Tour.
“We had it all arranged in the Spring to go on the tour, but then the security breach occurred with the man jumping over the fence.  It didn’t look like we’d be able to visit the White House at all,” she said.
The day before the trip, Calmes called with good news.  Not only were they invited and cleared for the tour, they were offered an added bonus: To watch the president take off in Marine One on the South Lawn with the Press Corps.
On Thursday, October 9 students Stevon Duey, Kristen Tomins, Anna Crabill, Becca Barth, Lucas Stall, Alexis Martinez and their Faculty Advisor Julie Hagenbuch watched and waved to POTUS as he walked across the lawn to the waiting Marine One.
While on the tour, they were a part of the press briefing and networked with Today Show White House correspondent Kristen Welker in the “swamp” or the area where each network does live shots on the White House grounds.
“This trip was truly life changing!  An opportunity that rarely comes along.  I’m so glad I was able to go with PRSSA and hope that future members get to take part in the same activities,” shared Lucas Stall, PRSSA President.
The trip was paid for through the Student Budget Committee, part of the Office of Campus Activities.

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