Ketterer, a native of Missouri, worked at weekly and metropolitan daily newspapers in Missouri and California for 14 years as a page designer, copy editor, reporter, assistant city editor and assistant news editor. He was a graduate instructor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism for more than five years and a Pulitzer New Media Fellow before joining the faculty of OSU in August 1998. In addition, he served as the school’s director of graduate studies for five years.
B.A. University of Missouri, M.Ed. University of Missouri, Ph.D. University of Missouri.
Research Interests and Publications
His major interest is using social science methods in investigative reporting, chiefly computer-assisted reporting. He is co-writing a book with Holly Hacker of the Dallas Morning News about how to use of social science methods in investigative reporting for Investigative Reporters and Editors, the largest investigative reporting organization in the world. IRE also operates the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. The book mainly focuses on how to use the scientific method and SPSS statistical software to conduct more systematic and complex data analysis, from exploratory data analysis to multiple regression. In addition, he has twice been a speaker and panelist at the national CAR Conference, and he has conducted numerous state, regional and national workshops in computer-assisted reporting. He is also interested in international journalism and has co-authored two chapters about journalism education in Kazakhstan, including the recently published After the Czars and Commisars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia. In addition, he has conducted research in sports journalism with the faculty members in the school’s sports journalism sequence, including an upcoming article in the Journal of Sports Media about a national study of newspaper sports editors regarding required skills for new hires in a converged media world. Overall, he has published 10 articles and book chapters and presented 19 conference papers.
Reporting, Computer-Assisted Reporting, Editing, Advanced Editing, Internet Communications, Media in a Diverse Society, Introduction to Graduate Studies, Research Methods in Mass Communications and Research Analysis and Interpretation.