|Diane Larson came to BGSU for school from her home in Canton, Ohio, because she didn't want to go to college close to home. Twenty-nine years later, the area has become more than home. The anchor for 13 ABC News in Toledo is who viewers turn to for the news. They appreciate her dedication and trust her journalism integrity. [READ MORE]|
Through his continued commitment to serving others and promoting his profession, 1994 graduate Mizell Stewart will soon receive a new distinction. An active member of the American Society of News Editors’ board of directors, he will assume the role of treasurer at the organization’s June 24-26 convention in Washington, D.C, and become president in 2016. [READ MORE]
A 2011 graduate has taken her journalism skills from Toledo, Ohio, to Lexington, Ky., Alumna Shannon Carney left Toledo’s news station WNWO in July to take the job as the 5 p.m. producer at WTVQ an ABC affiliate. In March, she returned to campus to talk about her new job and what students can do to prepare for a career in broadcast. [READ MORE]
Alumnus Nicholas Paine, 2002, was promoted in January to executive producer after seven years with WPVI Action News of Philadelphia, an ABC-owned news channel. He has produced several newscasts since joining Action News in 2005. He started with the 6 a.m. newscast, then moved to the 5 p.m. newscast, and is now doing the 4 p.m. newscast. [READ MORE]
Thomas Dawson, ’66, could actually enjoy his retirement from Buckeye Cable Systems in Toledo if he wasn’t still working. Dawson, who was the director of government and community affairs, retired in 2009 after 40 years with the Toledo Blade and Buckeye Cable System, and was hired back as a consultant essentially doing what he was doing before. Dawson’s 50-year career in journalism and the media began in 1963 as a sophomore at BGSU majoring in journalism. [READ MORE]
Candice Lee Jones, ’08, has ventured out of the journalism world into the realm of higher education. Jones accepted a position as the assistant to President Michael Schoop of Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus in downtown Cleveland. This was a big change for Jones since all of her undergraduate and work experience was in print journalism. [READ MORE]
|As undergraduate students, Joe Morehart, ’09, studied print journalism and Maggie Timlin, ’08, studied public relations. The two alumni share interesting stories of their path to a career in law. They each share what influenced and inspired them to go to law school after graduation and how their studies in journalism helped them along the way. [READ MORE]|
The news of the deaths of three alumni has reached the department.
David C. Miller, 66, editor of the Bowling Green Sentinel Tribune, died May 18, 2013. A 1969 graduate, Miller was editor of the 1969 Key yearbook, which won an All-American rating. He started at the Sentinel Tribune in 1971 as a reporter. He was inducted into the BGSU journalism Hall of Fame and provided opportunities for journalism students to do internships at the paper. [LINK to full obituary]
Patrick Mettes, 56, a former director for MSNBC, was a 1978 graduate who did a lot of work with the PBS station WBGU-TV while enrolled in the university. He later went on to work at Toledo news stations WTOL and WTVG. Mettes remained a supporter of BGSU after his graduation and offered to mentor journalism students. [LINK to full obituary]
Jerry Weddell Cosley, 76, retired as vice president of corporate communications with UtilitCorp United Inc. in 2001. Cosley graduated in 1960 when journalism was in the business college. While at Bowling Green, Cosley was a student counselor in Rodger Quadrangle residence hall program.