Kennesaw State lecturer among top 50 journalism professors in 2012

  Jake McNeill, director of digital media and a lecturer in the Department of Communication,…

Georgia (Oct 25, 2012)


Jake McNeill, director of digital media and a lecturer in the Department of Communication, has been named one of the top 50 journalism professors for 2012., a website dedicated to providing timely and relevant information about journalism degrees and programs, named top professors in four geographical areas. McNeill was among 13 top journalism professors in the South. 

“I am very excited about representing KSU and our innovative Journalism and Citizen Media concentration in the Department of Communication,” said McNeill. “My research in mobile media and new media technology are important to me and I'm honored to be recognized in this capacity.” 

JournalismDegree. org, which also features a blog that follows the journalism industry and provides tips on careers, schools, and networking, created the listing “to recognize the accomplishments of top-tier journalism and communications professors across the country …  using independent research with the sole purpose of being a resource for our readers.”

Since joining Kennesaw State’s communication department in 2005, McNeill has taught a variety of digital media production courses including photojournalism, advanced audio production, and a course titled “Multimedia Visions of Community.”  In 2010, he taught "Introduction to Western Mass Media" as a visiting professor at Shanghai International Studies University in Shanghai, China. 

McNeill is the author of “Digital Symbiosis: New Media in Transition,” published in 2010 by National Social Science Press.  He serves the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the communication department and its students in many roles.  He coordinates mobile learning for the College; oversees the communication department’s digital media lab; and serves as chair of OWL Radio’s executive board. He has been affiliated with Kennesaw State’s radio station since joining the faculty.   

In his professional career, McNeill worked at a BBC-affiliated radio station in Canterbury, England, and was awarded the Silver Dome by the Illinois Broadcaster’s Association for his on-air and production work. Top 2012 Journalism Professors


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