Susan Kirkman Zake
Susan serves as the newsroom adviser to the award-winning student newsroom, where she works with the Daily Kent Stater, KentWired.com, TV2 and an array of niche websites and mobile apps. She teaches all aspects of newsroom production and management, with particular emphasis on the integration of digital and mobile news platforms, multimedia and social media.
She also serves as a lecturer teaching photojournalism, multimedia storytelling and Web programming for multimedia journalists.
She is the former Managing Editor for Multimedia & Special Projects at the Akron Beacon Journal, where she began work as a staff photographer in 1986. Over a 20-year career, she worked as an assignment editor, picture editor, graphics editor, assistant metro editor and assistant managing editor.
The recipient of numerous awards for her photojournalist images, the photography, graphics and design staffs under her supervision have been recognized locally, nationally and internationally for the quality of their work.
She also shares in three Pulitzer Prize team awards; for coverage of the attempted takeover of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co.; for A Question of Color, which examined local attitudes toward race; and for coverage of Hurricane Katrina as part of a Knight Ridder editing team working for the Biloxi Sun Herald.
Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
OFFICESchool of Journalism and Mass Communication
101C Franklin Hall
CONTACT INFOPhone: 330-672-2616
COURSES TEACHINGFall 2013
- JMC 26005 - 001 Multimedia Storytelling
- HONR 40096 - 008 Individual Honors Work
- JMC 26005 - 004 Multimedia Storytelling
- JMC 40295 - 001 St : Web Prog / Multimedia Journ
- DSCI 40910 - 001 Capstone In Digital Sciences
- DSCI 49995 - 001 St : Web Prog For Multimedia
- DSCI 59995 - 001 St : Web Prog For Multimedia
- JMC 60195 - 001 St : Web Prog / Multi - Media