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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:
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:
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
Department of Political Science