Prof. Jon Beaupre is Professor of Journalism in the department of TV, Film & Media Studies. His areas of concentration are broadcast journalism, field and studio production, and performance skills. He has taught a wide ranges of courses, workshops, and classes related to journalism, media, communication, documentary, and critical studies related to these fields. This teaching and coaching work has been performed as far afield as dozens of seminars and conventions around the U.S. and as far as the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. He has a strong interest in new technologies and their potential for the future of journalism, and in curriculum development as it affects our journalism option majors.
He is the winner of 10 Golden Mike awards from the Radio TV News Association of Southern California, 10 awards from the LA Press Club, where he served two terms as a board member, 5 Associated Press awards, the Ruben Salazar award from the California Chicano News Media Association, a Silver Reel from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and a number of other citations, including fellowships at the East West Center in Honolulu HI and the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg FL for his work as a radio reporter, and teacher.
His work has been heard world wide on the BBC/PRI program The World, the NPR flagship programs All Things Considered and Morning Editions, Pacifica Radio, as well as Deutsche Welle, and syndicated programming on satellite, shortwave and online, including Living On Earth, Market Place, The California Report, Latino USA, This Way Out and others. He has worked as an on-air host at Los Angeles radio stations KPFK and KPCC and as a reporter on the KPBS/KCET/KVIE/KQED statewide news broadcast California Connected. In addition to his coverage of issues in California, he has also reported from Southern Nevada, New York, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, France and India