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Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

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School of Journalism & Broadcasting Staff - Kerry J. Northrup, M.A.

Kerry J. Northrup, M.A.

Kerry J. Northrup, M.A.

Cal Turner Professorship in Multimedia Journalism

Office:  MMTH 215
Phone:  (270) 745-5140


Electronic Technologies
Collaborative Journalism


  • Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, Keene State College
  • Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of South Carolina


  • Cal Turner Professorship in Multimedia Journalism, Western Kentucky University 2009-present
  • Director of Publications for the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA)
  • Publisher of WAN-IFRA Magazine, an integrated print-digital news industry trade journal produced in six languages for a readership of more than 24,000 media professionals in more than 70 countries
  • Founding Director of the Newsplex, a $2.5 million prototype convergent-media newsroom for demonstration, training and research in next-generation newshandling technologies and techniques
  • Executive Director of the IFRA Centre for Advanced News Operations, consulting for 34 newsrooms in 22 countries as a recognized international expert in newsroom organization, multiple-media workflows and newsroom architecture
  • Executive Producer of “Tomorrow’s News,” the acclaimed newsroom-of-the-future concept video
  • Primary researcher for NewsGear, the annual evaluation and recommendation of mobile, multimedia newshandling equipment for advanced journalists
  • Technologies Editor for Gannett Co., developing news management and digital archiving systems for the largest U.S. newspaper group and supporting newsroom staffs across the country in adapting their organizational structures and workflows to make the best use of new digital and online capabilities
  • Assignment Editor for The Keene (NH) Sentinel
  • Editorial consultant to Apple Computer in introducing the Mac II personal computer and digital infographics to the news industry throughout the United States
  • Metro desk copyeditor, staff writer for The St. Petersburg (FL) Times
  • Correspondent for the Herald & Sunday Herald-Telegraph, Bloomington, IN
  • Surface Warfare Officer, United States Navy
  • Radio announcer, WSSC Sumter, SC

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 Last Modified 9/24/14