TODD R. VOGTS, PH.D.

Assistant Professor of Media & Department Co-Chair                                        +1.620.245.4551

Communication, Media & Theatre Arts Department                                          todd.vogts@gmail.com

Sterling College, Kansas                                                                                        toddvogts.com


EDUCATION

Ph.D., Leadership Communication (May 2023)

Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Dissertation Research:

M.A., Journalism with an emphasis in Media Management (May 2018)

University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri

GPA: 4.0/4.0

Thesis Research:

M.S., Education with an emphasis in Journalism Education (May 2012)

Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

GPA: 3.97/4.0

B.A., Communication with an emphasis in Print Journalism (May 2008)

Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

GPA: 3.73/4.0

Honors: Outstanding Print Journalist of the Year


PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

  1. Vogts, T. R. (2023). U.S. Student Media Associations’ Mission Statements Provide Discursive Leadership in Support of Civic Culture. Journalism & Mass Communication Educator, 78(3). https://doi.org/10.1177/10776958231170319
  2. Vogts, T.R. “‘The news you need to know’: Coverage choices of daily news roundup podcasts and the implications for news trust.” Manuscript in preparation for submission to Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly.
  3. Vogts, T.R. “Practicing community journalism during COVID-19: A collective case study.” Manuscript in preparation for submission to Journalism Practice.
  4. Vogts, T.R. “Plugging into the Community to Disconnect Misinformation Streams: Uses and implications of digital tools for rural, weekly news outlets.” Manuscript in preparation for submission to Grassroots Editor.

Refereed Book Chapters

  1. Vogts, T.R., & Groshek, J. (in press).“Sowing seeds of distrust: Investigating the spread of mis- and disinformation by exploring the pathways for rural Americans to news.” In D. Schill & J.A. Hendricks (Eds.), Political Communication in 2020: Social, Cultural, and Ideological Rifts between Red and Blue America in the Digital Age.

Academic Book Projects

  1. Vogts, T.R., & Groshek, J. “What’s right (leaning) with Kansas media? Understanding the cultivation of misinformation in rural America — and how to stop it.” In progress for submission to Peter Lang Publishing.

Conferences & Invited Presentations

  1. Vogts, T.R., & Schmidt, H.M. (2024). Confident Conversations: Interacting with the Media to Tell Your Story [Conference keynote presentation]. Kansas Fairs & Festivals Association Convention, Wichita, KS, United States.
  2. Vogts, T.R. (2023). Journalism: The Gateway to Democracy [Conference presentation]. Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, Boston, MA, United States.
  3. Vogts, T.R. (2023). Public Journalism: It’s “Wicked Smaht” [Conference presentation]. Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, Boston, MA, United States.
  4. Vogts, T.R. (2023). Taming the Monster: Fighting “Fake News” [Conference presentation]. Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, Boston, MA, United States.
  5. Vogts, T.R. (2022). Get Certified: Presentation of MJE Projects [Conference presentation]. Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  6. Vogts, T.R. (2022). It Takes a Village: Beyond Typical Sports Features [Conference presentation]. Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  7. Vogts, T.R. (2022). Journalism: The Gateway to Democracy [Conference presentation]. Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  8. Vogts, T.R. (2022). The F-Word. No the Other One: Fighting Fake News [Conference presentation]. Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention, St. Louis, MO, United States.
  9. Vogts, T.R. (2022). Editors Only! A Leadership Round-Table Discussion [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Wichita, KS, United States.
  10. Vogts, T.R. (2022). Reeling in Readers: Writing Leads that Hook the Audience [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Wichita, KS, United States.
  11. Vogts, T.R. (2021). Reporting and Coverage [Conference presentation]. Wichita State University Journalism Workshop, Wichita, KS, United States.
  12. Vogts, T.R. (2019). Incorporating News State Standards into the Journalism Classroom [Conference presentation]. Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) Digital Media Project Management Workshop, Hutchinson, KS, United States.
  13. Vogts, T.R. (2017). Integrating Technologies into the Classroom [Conference presentation]. Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) Classroom Technology Workshop, Hutchinson, KS, United States.
  14. Vogts, T.R. (2017). Engaging the Audience [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Wichita, KS, United States.
  15. Vogts, T.R. (2017). Student Journalist of the Year [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Wichita, KS, United States.
  16. Vogts, T.R. (2017). Project Management Institute Educational Foundation National Training [Conference presentation]. Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) Project Management Workshop, Hutchinson, KS, United States.
  17. Vogts, T.R. (2016). Student Journalist of the Year [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Wichita, KS, United States.
  18. Vogts, T.R. (2016). Website 101: How & Why You Should Start an Online News Outlet [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Wichita, KS, United States.
  19. Vogts, T.R. (2016). Project Management Institute Educational Foundation National Training [Conference presentation]. Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) Project Management Workshop, Hutchinson, KS, United States.
  20. Vogts, T.R. (2015). Project Management and English III [Keynote address]. Kingman High School Project Management Workshop, Kingman, KS, United States.
  21. Vogts, T.R. (2015). Student Journalist of the Year [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Hays, KS, United States.
  22. Vogts, T.R. (2015). The Blender: Project Management and Resource Scheduling [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Hays, KS, United States.
  23. Vogts, T.R. (2015). Project Management and English III [Conference presentation]. Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK) Project Management Workshop, Hutchinson, KS, United States.
  24. Vogts, T.R. (2014). Student Journalist of the Year [Conference presentation]. Kansas Scholastic Press Association (KSPA) Fall Conference, Hays, KS, United States.
  25. Vogts, T.R. (2013). Go Forth and Do Good [Commencement address]. Western Plains High School Graduation, Ransom, KS, United States.
  26. Vogts, T.R. (2009). Social Media and Blogging [Panel session]. Kansas Press Association (KPA) Annual Convention, Wichita, KS, United States.

Edited & Industry Media

  1. Vogts, T. R. (2023, September 5). Use Verity to help teach media literacy skills. JEA Digital Media. https://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2023/09/05/use-verity-to-help-teach-media-literacy-skills/ 
  2. Vogts, T. R. (2023, May 16). Use ‘Radio Garden’ to inspire programming, develop cultural awareness. JEA Digital Media. https://jeadigitalmedia.org/2023/05/16/use-radio-garden-to-inspire-programming-develop-cultural-awareness/
  3. Vogts, T. R. (2023, April 4). Live365 brings student radio to life. JEA Digital Media. https://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2023/04/04/live365-brings-student-radio-to-life/
  4. Vogts, T.R. (2022, November 8). ‘Great Thanksgiving Listen’ provides unique interviewing opportunity, practice. JEA Digital Media. https://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2022/11/08/great-thanksgiving-listen-provides-unique-interviewing-opportunity-practice/
  5. Vogts, T.R. (2022, October 5). Mizzou offers teaching resources for journalism educators. JEA Digital Media. https://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2022/10/05/mizzou-offers-teaching-resources-for-journalism-educators/ 
  6. Vogts, T.R. (2022, September 27). Kansas State Fair provides inspiration for unique, hands-on learning experience. JEA Digital Media. https://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2022/09/27/ks-state-fair-provides-inspiration-for-unique-hands-on-learning-experience/ 
  7. Vogts, T.R. (2022, June 21). KQED offers free media literacy training course aimed at educators. JEA Digital Media. https://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2022/06/21/kqed-offers-free-media-literacy-training-course-aimed-at-educators/ 
  8. Vogts, T. R. (2022, April 29). NY Times Twitter ‘reset’ calls for curriculum review. JEA Digital Media. https://www.jeadigitalmedia.org/2022/04/29/ny-times-twitter-reset-calls-for-curriculum-review/


TEACHING

Instructor of Record: Sterling College

Instructor of Record: Wichita State University


SOFTWARE SKILLS


PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Active Manuscript Reviewer (peer-reviewed journals)

Academic Committee Appointments

Officer Positions

Miscellaneous


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Academic Appointments

Journalism/Publishing/Media


AWARDS & HONORS

2023 Kansas Press Association (KPA) Awards of Excellence


MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

Journalism Education Association (JEA)

Kansas School Public Relations Association (KanSPRA)

Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)


ET CETERA

Community Involvement & Volunteerism

Additional Graduate Credits

Completed Training of Note

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