Kevin Hull

Journalist. Educator. Researcher.

Teaching Experience

USC


UNDERGRADUATE


Introductory Reporting and Writing – JOUR361
– Lecture Instructor (Fall 2015)
– Lecture & Lab Instructor (Spring 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017)

Catalog Description: “Basics of news reporting: Story generation, critical thinking, story development, writing, shooting and editing broadcast stories, writing Web stories, using visual components of still pictures, graphics and video.”

  • Class contained both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • First class in journalism sequence in which students learn how to use video cameras and editing equipment.
  • Students were taught writing and recording techniques of television and radio reporting.
  • Worked with students as they completed audio news story, audio slideshow, website story, and video news stories.
  • Supervised lab instructors.

Sports Media & Society – JOUR499
– Lecture Instructor (Fall 2016)

Course Description: “Covering the relationships between the sports industry, athletes, media, and the audience. Discussions include the evolution of sports media from the early sportswriters to athletes and teams controlling their own message on social media. Additionally, the various mediums – newspapers, magazines, books, radio, TV, online, blogs, social media – will be discussed in terms of history, function, impact, and ethical implications.”

  • New class created
  • Temporary class in Fall 2016, approved by University to become a permanent class starting in 2017.
  • 142 students

GRADUATE


Communication Research Design – JOUR801
– Lecture Instructor (Spring 2017)

Catalog Description: “Principles and applications of quantitative and qualitative communication research design.”

  • Doctoral students enrolled in class
  • Students complete a research paper aimed at top communication conferences and journals

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE COMBINED


Atlanta Public Relations Experience – JOUR499 & 599
– Co-Instructor with Lisa Sisk (Summer 2016)

Course Description: “Students travel to Atlanta in order to learn about public relations from some of the top companies in the area. In addition, students work on resume-building skills and how to prepare themselves for the upcoming job search.”

  • Class contained both undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Helped facilitate learning experiences at major public relations firms, large corporations, and non-profit organizations in Atlanta.
  • Worked with students to create cover letters and resumes following trip in order to assist with internship application process.

 

UF

Investigative Reporting – RTV3305
– Instructor (Spring 2014)

Catalog Description: “Principles of investigative reporting as applied to television and radio news.”

  • Advanced level class for juniors and seniors.
  • Students were taught techniques of television and radio reporting.
  • Taught students about gathering public information, pitching stories, and proper story development.
  • Worked with students as they completed news stories.
  • Supervised the creation of an online portfolio for each student.
  • Responsible for grading all assignments.

Electronic Field Production – RTV3320
– Instructor (Summer 2013; Summer 2014)
– Teaching Assistant (Fall 2012; Spring 2013; Fall 2013; Spring 2015)

Catalog Description: “Advanced electronic field production and editing theory and practice.”

  • Advanced level class for juniors and seniors.
  • Students were taught techniques of lighting, sound, video, and editing.
  • Supervised students as they executed various video assignments.
  • Responsible for grading all assignments.
  • Created and maintained online syllabus: rtv3320.wordpress.com

 

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Digital Media I
– Teacher (Fall 2009-Spring 2012)

Catalog Description: “This course is designed as a broad-based foundation to multimedia production. The student will understand the fundamental principles concepts and skills for creating multimedia projects, and practice creating multimedia applications. The exercises and assignments will be tools for demonstrating and documenting essential knowledge and competencies. Communication, mathematical and critical thinking skills are strengthened in this course.”

  • Introductory class for freshman, sophomores, junior, and seniors.
  • Taught high school students skills relating to video, audio, web design, graphics, and animation.
  • Programs used include Photoshop, Audacity and various video editing programs.
  • Created syllabus, grading system, and all in-class assignments.
  • Over 95% of students scored “proficient” on North Carolina Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System (VoCATs) final exam.

Digital Media II
– Teacher (Spring 2010-Spring 2012)

Catalog Description: “This course is a continuation of the knowledge and skills acquired in the Digital Media I course. Emphasis will be placed on advanced project planning, design and production to better prepare the student for entry into the various IT and communication industries.”

  • Advanced level class for juniors and seniors.
  • Created weekly news broadcast “Topsail High TV” which aired on YouTube and shown throughout the community. Anchored, edited, and produced by students.
  • Taught high school students skills relating to video, audio, web design, graphics, and animation.
  • Programs used include Photoshop, Audacity and various video editing programs.
  • Created syllabus, grading system, and all in-class assignments.
  • 99% of students scored “proficient” on North Carolina Vocational Competency Achievement Tracking System (VoCATs) final exam.