Sunday, December 13, 2009

KJW a Superhero :)

Kathryn Jensen-White is a favorite professor to many students, but most don't know that she not only a professor but also a contributing writer to many magazines, and an author.

KJW, as most call her, is exactly who I want to be and she has the job that I would love to have. The only one thing I would like that she doesn't is football. KJW not only gets to teach students about magazines, but she also is the faculty advisor for the Magazine Interest Group that is in Gaylord Journalism of Mass Communication.

KJW also has changed Gaylord's curriculum to encompass students with a chance to be able to receive a degree in Journalism with a specialty in Magazine Industry and Production.

KJW is from California but moved to Oklahoma where she went to school and ended up writing her book. From there she was the only Journalism professor at Oklahoma Baptist University where she taught all Journalism classes from Advertising to Public Relations to Professional Writing.

KJW has also traveled many places which is why she is so well cultured which many can tell through her teaching. She is passionate about diversity and equality and challenges her students so be the same by using objectivity in their writing.

Though the magazine industry is slowly declining and is making its way to electronic magazines known as e-zines, wrote a website with all of the info on the magazine world. KJW still thinks it is a great industry for students to want to work in and she believes that they should have experience writing for the different niches of magazines.

Mr. Magazine, or Samir Husni one of KJW favorite blogger to visit, says that magazines will never completely leave he world as hard covers. He says that people like to read and hold a tangible hard copy of magazines therefore though magazines are transferring to e-zines, as he calls it, there will always be hard copies as well.

Kim Jones, a student of KJW and member of MIG, said that KJW is a great professor and that she really focuses on diversity and the value of representing different cultures through magazines not only in the USA but in the whole world.

In doing this assignment I have learned that a truly remarkable professor is one that has been there done that, and until they have they will not make a difference in a students life. KJW teaches her students not only the right way of Journalism but also teaches them that it is fun. She is an incredible person, and I want her job.

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