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Fort Hays State University
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Ginger Miller Loggins

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Title:Assistant Professor
Department: Informatics
Emphasis: Journalism/Digital Media Production

Phone: 785.628.4018
Email: gmloggins@fhsu.edu
Address: Hammond Hall, Room 145
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Hays, KS 67601

Background:

Dr. Loggins comes to Hays from the mountains of North Carolina. She taught broadcast news at Appalachian State for four years. Before that, she taught multimedia news at Kansas State University, where her students won awards at the Kansas Association of Broadcasters and the Broadcast Education Association.

She started in news decades ago as a teleprompter operator at ABC 26 in New Orleans and moved up to Control Room Operations at that station. Shortly after moving to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, she switched to journalism and produced a variety of award-winning newscasts at WVUA-TV, before deciding to return to school. She earned her master's and doctorate at the University of Alabama before her first stint in the midwest.

Dr. Loggins has a passion for teaching solid journalism and solid writing skills, as well as a passion for her research. Her publications have touched on a variety of media topics from multimedia protest coverage to early television news history, but her main interest is race and the media. She's examined how local news may impact viewer prejudice and examined best practices for suspect descriptions. She's also mentored undergraduates in similar work, which was accepted at a regional academic conference.

She splits her time between Hays and visits to her family in Topeka. Of course, she also still has strong connections to New Orleans, so if you are thinking of taking a trip to the Big Easy any time soon, feel free to let her know. She'd be happy to provide you with travel tips.

Courses taught:

Digital News Reporting

Advanced Digital Journalism

Social Issues and Information Networking

Convergent Media Lab

Publications:

Loggins, G. M.; & Robinson. W. R. (in press). The revolution will not be televised: The American Civil Rights Movement goes online. In S. J. Drucker and J. Dee (Eds.), From Tahrir Square to Gezi Park: Social Networks as Facilitators of Social Movements. New York: Peter Lang Publishing Group.

Loggins, G. M. (2014). A broadcast newswriting rubric that adapts to student learning. Journal of Media Education, 5(3), 10-14.

Daniels, G., & Loggins, G. M. (2010). Data, Doppler, or depth of knowledge: How do television stations differentiate local weather? Atlantic Journal of Communication, 18(1), 22-35.

Loggins, G. M. (2009). Do racial descriptors confuse viewers? The utility of suspect race in Crime Stoppers and similar broadcast descriptions. Electronic News, 3, 214-233.

Daniels, G., & Loggins, G. M. (2007). Conceptualizing continuous coverage: A strategic model for wall to wall local television weather broadcasts. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 35, 48-66.

Awards at WVUA-TV in Tuscaloosa Alabama

Best Spot News Story, Alabama AP Broadcasters Association Awards. Class AAA TV

Best Newscast, Alabama AP Broadcasters Association Awards. Class AAA TV

Best Extraordinary Coverage of a Planned Event, Alabama AP Broadcasters Association Awards. Class AAA TV

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