Multimedia Journalism

Remote learning stories: Multimedia journalism faculty members pivot students to story of a lifetime

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein and James Ford guided their students' shift in coverage.

Jun 1, 2020


Kelly Lowenstein named new civil discourse professor

The new faculty member to be named as Padnos/Sarosik Professor of Civil Discourse will bring his knowledge of global journalism and the impact of "fake news" to the position.

Dec 2, 2019


Alumna reporter who broke Nassar sex abuse story speaks about investigation during campus event

Marisa Kwiatkowski, '05, was one of three IndyStar reporters who broke the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse story that led to the conviction of sports physician Larry Nassar. More than 250 individuals have come forward with allegations of abuse against Nassar since the investigation began. Kwiatkowski shared anecdotes and insights about the investigation during the inaugural Robert Mayberry Comm-Unity Series event on March 26.

Mar 27, 2018


Radio Hall of Fame broadcaster receives surprise diploma during special presentation

John Records Landecker can look back on a storied career as a radio broadcaster, entertaining millions of listeners around the U.S. and Canada for more than 50 years. In honor of his career, Landecker was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2017, but that wasn't the only "class" he joined last year - he also became a member of the Laker Class of 2017. He just didn't know it until this month. Landecker visited the Allendale Campus February 8 to discuss his career and autobiography, but what he didn't know was tha

Feb 9, 2018


Professor leads team of journalists and students to investigate global lottery industry

Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, assistant professor of multimedia journalism at Grand Valley, has been collaborating with more than 40 students, journalists from 10 different countries since November 2016 to investigate repeat lottery winners and money trails. The team discovered that there are eight gaming companies who control the global lottery industry. This project is the first global lottery industry investigation of its kind.

Sep 25, 2017


Student uses digital media skills to promote elephant sanctuary

Spencer Rohatynski, a senior majoring in public relations and multimedia journalism, spent five weeks serving as the digital media coordinator at the Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary, which is located in the Ban Na Klang Village in northern Thailand. During his internship, Rohatynski created a social media promotional video for the sanctuarym taught English to young children in the villageýs school and participated in village chores.

Jul 7, 2017


Students win media awards for TV, radio and news

Several students working for GVTV, WCKS "The Whale" radio, and the "Lanthorn" recently received multiple awards for their work at Grand Valley. Broadcast content produced by GVTV and WCKS students recently received honors from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Student Media Awards. Staff for the "Lanthorn" also won awards in the 2016 College Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Michigan Press Association.

Mar 13, 2017