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mkennedy

Michael Kennedy

Social & Communication Arts
Instructor

Contact Information

Phone: 308-432-6047
Office: Old Admin 236
E-mail: mkennedy@csc.edu

Education/Background

MA Journalism, emphasis in magazine writing, Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va. - 1991
BA English, emphasis in professional writing, California University of Pennsylvania, California, Pa. - 1986

Teaching Areas

News Reporting
Photojournalism
Editing
Publication Design
Desktop Publishing
English Composition

Campus Involvement

Adviser - The Eagle (CSC's award-winning, weekly student newspaper)

Professional Activities and Awards

Member - Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
Member - CMA - College Media Advisers
Member - National Press Photographers Association (NPPA), Region 3

Honorable Mention - Photographer of the Year
March 2003
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Northern Short Course in Photojournalism,
Pictures of the Year Competition

Honorable Mention - News Picture Story
March 2003
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Northern Short Course in Photojournalism,
Pictures of the Year Competition

Honorable Mention - Sports Picture Story
March 2003
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Northern Short Course in Photojournalism,
Pictures of the Year Competition

Honorable Mention - Pictorial
March 2003
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Northern Short Course in Photojournalism,
Pictures of the Year Competition

Second Place - Food/Fashion/Illustration
March 2003
National Press Photographers Association (NPPA)
Northern Short Course in Photojournalism,
Pictures of the Year Competition

First Place - Impressions of Ramadan
Photography competition sponsored by the Sheikh
Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding,
Dubai U.A.E.

Honorable Mention - Department Site
August 1999
Web Design '99 competition sponsored by the ComTech and VisCom divisions of AEJMC

Outstanding Magazine Writer
May 1991
W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

Outstanding Photographer
May 1991
W. Page Pitt School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.

First Place - Spot News Photography
Spring 1991
Region IV, Mark of Excellence Contest sponsored by the Society of Profession Journalists

First Place - Best Feature Series
Spring 1989
Annual Keystone Press Awards sponsored by the
Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association

Background

Michael D. Kennedy is an award-winning, veteran journalist whose professional and academic career spans four decades and three continents.

He began his professional journalism career in 1978 as a news photographer with the Herald-Dispatch, Huntington, W.Va., while attending Marshall University as an undergraduate student. Over the years he moved from photojournalism to news reporting and in 1988 found himself spending 10 days in a Honduran jungle covering U.S. Army Reserve training exercises. The five-part series he wrote for the Pottsville (Pa.) Republican, complimented by his photographs, earned him a 1989 Keystone Press Award for Best Feature Series in state competition sponsored by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association.

Mr. Kennedy has worked for a variety of newspapers and news agencies as a reporter or photographer, including The Kansas City Star. in Missouri, the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio and the Associated Press in West Virginia.

Mr. Kennedy began teaching journalism and photojournalism in 1997 at Pittsburg State University in Kansas. In 2000 he accepted a position at Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he taught magazine journalism, photography and magazine editing and production.

Mr. Kennedy Came to Chadron State in 2006 and is now serving as journalism instructor and adviser to The Eagle.

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