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Kristen Traynor

MA Student
Educational Background: B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, Kent State University
 
Primary and Secondary Area(s) of Concentration:
Primary:
American Politics and Policy
Secondary: Transnational and Comparative Politics and Policy
 
Research Interests: Political communication, especially involving media and social media outlets
 
Professional Activities/Distinctions:
 
Awards:
2010 Broadcast Education Award Winner (Freshman 15)
Ralph W. and Bettie Smith Memorial Award Winner
Member of Kappa Tau Alpha
 
Professional Activities:
Interned at the Richland County Prosecutor's office and WFMJ-TV 21 News.
MSNBC/NBC runner at the 2008 Republican National Convention
Co-producer of a story for Dan Rather Reports' election night coverage 2008
Executive producer for TV2 news in 2009
Co-producer/line producer for TV2's live election coverage 2008 and 2009
Master control operator at TeleProductions 2007-2011

 

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

“American Consumer Bias: Value Reinforcing Media Product in the Context of the Iraq War”. Presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the MPSA, 2011.

Kristen Traynor
OFFICE
Department of Political Science
CONTACT INFO
ktraynor@kent.edu