Friday, May 19, 2017

KSU Journalism’s Gary Hanson dies

Kent State School of Journalism and Mass Communication emeritus professor Gary Hanson passed away Thursday, May 18 almost seven years after being diagnosed with cancer. He retired from KSU in 2016 after 18 years in Journalism.

Hanson taught Broadcast Beat Reporting, Reporting Public Affairs and Media, Power and Culture. Previously, he was Youngstown station WKNT news director.

He was an adviser for the student-run TV station for 11 years. He received KSU’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2011 and the Edward L. Bliss Award for Distinguished Broadcast Journalism Education in 2016.

He is survived by his wife, LuEtt Hanson, who retired as associate dean of the College of Communication and Information in 2016.

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