by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies
Jeremy Saks, who entered the E.W. Scripps master’s degree program in 2011 and now pursues his PhD, received his bachelor’s degree in communication from Denison University in 2007.
After four years of working as a web designer, he decided to return to school to pursue a master’s in journalism.
Jeremy’s research interests include mass communication and political communication in general and media effects in particular; his paper on media convergence focusing on The New York Times and the blog FiveThirtyEight.com won the top student paper in the Electronic News Division at the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Chicago in August.
When he’s not working on finishing his master’s thesis, Jeremy enjoys running, playing video games, hanging out with friends and colleagues, following sports teams (including the Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Columbus Crew, and Aston Villa Football Club, an English professional soccer team), playing drums when the opportunity presents itself, keeping up on the news, and listening to podcasts.
(MS student Jen Doyle wrote this post.)