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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mass Media

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/andreas/guests_MassMedia.html
Guest Artists Department of Mass Media

The Department of Mass Media, through the generosity of David and Lowell Andreas in honor of their wife and mother, hosted the following Artists in Residence from 2007-2015. Most included a public master class or public performance at Minnesota State Mankato.

 

huppertBoyd Huppert

Boyd Huppert recently marked his 30th year as a reporter, including 19 years at KARE-TV in Minneapolis-St. Paul where he produces KARE's popular "Land of 10,000 Stories" segment.

Boyd's work has earned some of broadcast journalism's highest honors, including a national Emmy for feature reporting, more than 80 regional Emmys, the National Headliner Grand Award, the Scripps-Howard Award, three national Sigma Delta Chi awards and 12 national Edward R. Murrow Awards.

In addition to his work at KARE, Boyd has presented more than 100 storytelling workshops at venues including TV New Zealand, TV2 in Denmark, and NRK in Norway. He is a long-time member of the faculty at the Advanced Storytelling Workshop sponsored by the National Press Photographers Association and held each spring at Texas State University - San Marcos.

Boyd grew up on a dairy farm in Wisconsin. Prior to his arrival at KARE, he spent time at WSAW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, KETV in Omaha and WITI-TV in Milwaukee. Boyd and his wife Sheri have two sons, Sam and Matt, now out of the house and writing their own stories.

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critchfieldSara Critchfield

Sara Critchfield serves as editorial director of Upworthy, one of the fastest growing aggregators on the web. It curates highly sharable text and multimedia content that focuses on social issues. Upworthy’s intelligent and credible content serves as an antidote to our celebrity gossip culture. Critchfield leads a team of non-professional writers who don’t let big media influence the decisions of what becomes news on the Upworthy site.

Critchfield brought her knowledge of and experience with multimedia and online journalism to all students on campus. Critchfield’s appearance aligned with the Mass Media Department’s mission to teach its students the most current ways in which to deliver information to the public.

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dimeglioSteve DiMeglio

DiMeglio, a Mankato native and 1987 graduate of Minnesota State Mankato, began his writing career as sports editor at the MSU Reporter, followed by a stint as a Free Press sports intern. Before graduating in 1987 with a news-editorial mass communications major and history minor, DiMeglio shared a first place award from the Minnesota State Press Association for a KMSU radio show, “Sports Conversations,” he hosted with his father, Minnesota State Mankato history professor Dr. John DiMeglio.

The junior DiMeglio then spent six years as a sports reporter and then five more as a special projects reporter at the Desert Sun in Desert Springs, Calif. His work on issues such as the environment to immigration and education caught the attention of Gannett News Service and in 1999 he was hired as one of its regional correspondents. He covered Capitol Hill during both the William Clinton and George W. Bush presidencies. In his current position, DiMeglio follows golfing legends such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Arnold Palmer around the world. He has won numerous awards for his writing at the state, regional and national levels.

His Andreas Address: Media Speaker, MSU alum, lead golf writer for USA Today. Spoke primarily about his career as a journalists and how he worked his way through. DiMeglio’s address was subtitled “An MSU grad’s journey from the White House to the House that Ruth Built to the Home of Golf.”

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colemanNicholas Coleman

Reporter and columnist at St. Paul Pioneer Press and Minneapolis Star Tribune
Coleman has published more than 3,000 newspaper columns and 300 television commentaries on subjects such as politics, Native American issues and the Northern Ireland peace process, as well as hosting two radio talk shows. In his 35-year newspaper career, Coleman has reported on Minneapolis city government, business, out-of-state issues, media, editorial and general news.Thematically, Coleman alternated among a handful of topics. He is fanatical about crime, corporate subsidies (especially as embodied by the new Twins stadium), Indian nicknames, the 35W Bridge collapse, and the defunding of public education and social programs.
Mass Media , 2010 Spring, Panelist for Media Day Presentation

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mFeldMark Feldstein

The spring 2013 Media Day speaker, funded by the Nadine B. Andreas Grant, featured award-winning author, journalist and scholar Mark Feldstein. Feldstein spoke about the scandal culture of Nixon’s presidential term described in his book, Poisoning the Press: Richard Nixon, Jack Anderson, and the Rise of Washington’s Scandal Culture, and focused on the turbulent professional relationship between President Nixon and columnist Jack Anderson during the Watergate scandal. Feldstein worked as an investigative journalist for 20 years with two of the “Big 4” networks, CNN and ABC. He is now the Richard Eaton Broadcast Journalism Professor at the University of Maryland.

 

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Rick Rickman

olympicsRick Rickman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning Southern California photographer with 30 years experience. His work has been featured on many covers of Time and Newsweek magazines. His project and documentary work has appeared in publications such as National Geographic, Life, Sports Illustrated, and Smithsonian. Rick is an expert documentary, sports, and advertising photographer and his creativity is known world wide. Rick has worked for almost every publishing interest in this country and many worldwide. His abilities cross over every photographic discipline and his greatest motivator is the challenge presented by each opportunity. Rick has traveled the world covering Olympic competitions, wars, political upheavals as well as innumerable social interests and events.

Mass Media, 2008 Spring, Media Day Presentation
Nora Paul University of Minnesota Mass Media 2009 Spring Media Day Presentation

Website: http://www.rickrickman.com/index.html

From "Olympics Portfolio"

 

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Robert Franklin
City editor and state editor for Minneapolis Star Tribune and AP reporter
Mass Media
2010 Spring
Panelist for Media Day Presentation

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Myron Metcalf
Reporter, blogger and radio host for Minneapolis Star Tribune (MSU Mass Media grad)
Mass Media
2010 Spring
Panelist for Media Day Presentation

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Leah Pockrandt
Director of Development, College of business, MSU
Mass Media
2011 Spring
Panelist for Media Day Presentation

 

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Eileen Smith
Director of Communications and P.R. Minnesota Council of Health Plans, St. Paul, MN
Mass Media
2011 Spring
Panelist for Media Day Presentation

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Lee Smith
Editor, Sentinel of Fairmont (MSU alumni)
Lee Smith was born in Wisconsin and grew up in southern and southwestern Minnesota. He has been the editor of the Sentinel since 2000, previously working as the paper's city editor. He got his start in journalism at the New Ulm Journal in 1991, after graduating from Mankato State University.
Mass Media, 2011 Spring, Panelist for Media Day Presentation.