Assistant Professor, News
Mitch joined the KSU faculty in August 2008 following an 18-year career in news, including a decade at the Akron Beacon Journal and Ohio.com, where he supervised online news, features, politics, in-depth and crime news reporters. Before the move to Akron he was a reporter and editor for The Palm Beach Post in southern Florida and at the Times-Union in Rochester, N.Y. He began teaching part-time in JMC in 2001.
He teaches courses such as Media Writing, Newswriting, Reporting for Mass Media, Intro to Mass Communication, Media Power & Culture and Fundamentals of Media Messages. He’s interested in the effect of reader feedback on news coverage online, especially what editors can do to keep poisonous and libelous comments from turning off readers or inviting trouble. He also follows changes with sunshine laws and open records, comics sections and faith coverage.
Mitch lives in Hartville with his wife, Kim, and their three children.
-Kent State University, bachelor’s in news
-Kent State University, master’s of business administration
Spring Teaching Assignments
JMC 20003 Intro to Mass Comm TR 11:00-12:15 PM