GERI ALUMIT ZELDES, PH.D
Zeldes is a tenured Professor in MSU’s School of Journalism and serves as ComArtSci’s Faculty Excellence Advocate who helps recruit and retain staff and faculty.
Zeldes doubles as an academic and practitioner. She has a dozen best paper awards from international communication associations and 100+ honors and screenings for her documentary films and other creative scholarship that include the Dr. Suzanne Ahn Award for coverage of social justice issues from the Asian American Journalists Association, Edward R. Murrow and Unity awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, two national Best of Festival Awards from the Broadcast Education Association, Top 25 Public Vote recognition for an exhibit in ArtPrize, four regional Emmys® and awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Michigan Association of Broadcasters and Michigan Associated Press Editors’ Association awards.
Jason Howard is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Media
and Information program with minors in both Documentary Production and Information Technology. He currently works freelance in the fields of sports and race broadcasting as a camera operator, replay operator, and V1 as well as working in the camera and grip departments for film and video. As a student, Howard won awards for multiple positions, these include editor on the short documentary Rise from the Broadcast Education Association, producer and editor for scripted short films and cinematographer for the short documentary, What Happened to Henry from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.