School of Media & Strategic Communications

Jared Johnson

Johnson Jared


Assistant Professor

Jared Johnson comes to OSU after teaching for 6 years at Brigham Young University. He teaches broadcast sports and news reporting and producing classes as well as classes on international media and communication. He holds a Ph.D. In public communication from Georgia State University, an M.A. In international affairs from Ohio University and a B.A. In broadcast journalism and political science from Weber State University. He has worked as a news and sports reporter, producer, host and play-by-play commentator. A self-proclaimed techno-geek and sports junkie, he fully believes today's media professional has to be able to "do it all" to be competitive in the marketplace. He has worked in a little bit of everything throughout his career. He was a sports editor of the Athens (Ohio) Messenger, where he also was a beat writer for the Mid-American Conference and Big 10 conference. He has also reported for and produced TV and radio sports shows in Ohio, Georgia and Utah. He has mentored students in covering March Madness all across the country for the past four years. He is very excited about teaching sports media at a great university for sports.

Johnson’s research interest revolves around international media flow and the intersection between media and culture – particularly smaller cultures. He is an advocate of cultural diversity in the media. In the summer of 2011, he spent two weeks in Honduras with a student researching the Garifuna people and filming an award-winning documentary. He spent the summer of 2009 researching through the archives at UNESCO in Paris and has done similar research in many countries of Latin America.


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