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Thom Baggerman, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Broadcast Journalism

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Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Communication (media studies concentration), University of Pittsburgh
  • Master of Science, Communications and Information Systems, Robert Morris University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Telecommunications, Kent State University

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Video Production and Editing I
  • Mass Comm/Mass Media History
  • Introduction to Multimedia
  • Broadcast Copywriting
  • Advanced Television Production
  • Broadcast Graphics

Background

Thom Baggerman, Ph.D., comes to Point Park from Capital University, where he was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication. He was also previously a visiting instructor at the University of Pittsburgh and a part-time faculty member at Robert Morris University. Baggerman has worked at various television stations, including WTOV-TV, where he was operations manager and director/producer/production technician, and WGGB-TV, where he was director/producer.

Professional Memberships

  • Broadcast Education Association
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • National Communication Association
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • "Video Production Assessment," Broadcast Educators Association, 2012.
  • "Can you Communicate? Implementing Evaluation Tools Everywhere," Higher Learning Commission Annual Conference on Quality in Higher Education, 2011.
  • "CMX," in Timeline: A History of Editing, 2011.
  • "Critical Production: Enhancing Video Production Pedagogy with Critical Thinking," Journal of Media Education, October 2010.
  • "Citizen Journalism and Radio Production," Broadcast Educators Association, 2010.
  • "Reporter as Actor: Performance in Conventional and Citizen VideoJournalism," National Communication Association, 2009.
  • "Mixed Media: The Form, Technology, and Content Choices of 'Online Newspapers,'" Convergence & Society Conference, 2009.
  • "Two Parts 'Old Media,' One Part 'New:' Integrating Social Media and Television News," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2009.
  • "Critical Production: Using Video Production to Teach Critical Thinking," Broadcast Education Association, 2009.
  • "Leveraging the Local: Applications of Citizen Journalism and Hyperlocalism in Television Station Websites," Convergence & Society Conference, 2008.
  • "Lip Service to Localism: Policy, Structure, Public Service, and Profit," American Journalism Historians Association, 2008.
  • "Structuring Journalism: Economic Influences on Journalistic Practice in Newspapers, Radio, and Television," Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2007.
  • "Ownership/Technology/Content: Revisiting Herman & Chomsky's Ownership Filter," Herman & Chomsky Media Conference, 2007.
  • "Profitability and Public Service," Film, Television and the 1950s Conference, 2006.
  • "Public Service: Sold," Cultural Studies Association and Media and Transition 3 Conferences, 2003.

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