Jimmy Hart, director
Jimmy is director of news and media relations at MTSU and joined the university in May 2012 after a career in daily journalism. The former executive editor of The Daily News Journal and DNJ.com in Murfreesboro is a native of Lexington, Tenn., and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He directed coverage of Rutherford and Cannon counties for all Gannett Tennessee publications, including The Tennessean, in his role as editor of the DNJ. He joined the DNJ Media Group in spring 2006 after serving for 11 years as a reporter and city editor for The Jackson Sun. In addition to his role as editor of the university’s news site, MTSUNews.com, Jimmy works with media, campus crisis communications, public safety and numerous colleges and departments on campus. Contact him at 615-898-5131 or Jimmy.Hart@mtsu.edu.
Mike Browning, multimedia content specialist
Mike worked as a TV reporter for 25 years. He was among the first trained as a video journalist for a commercial television news station in 2005, using a small Sony digital camera and laptop to capture and edit news stories for daily broadcast on WKRN-TV in Nashville. In addition to posting videos for MTSUNews.com and the Office of Marketing and Communications and writing stories and capturing video for the MTSU Magazine and MTSUMagazine.com, Mike also produces MTSU’s monthly television program, “Out of the Blue.” Contact him at 615-898-5348 or Mike.Browning@mtsu.edu.
Gina E. Fann, news content manager
Gina Fann, an alumna of MTSU’s School of Journalism, covered education, courts, government, the military, transportation and technology as a writer and editor for Tennessee media before moving into higher education and legal publishing. She joined the Office of News and Media Relations in 2004 and edited The Record, the university’s official publication, until its retirement in June 2011. She manages content for the university’s news site, MTSUNews.com, and helps publicize news from the Colleges of Mass Communication, Liberal Arts, and Education. Contact her at 615-898-5385 or Gina.Fann@mtsu.edu.
Gina K. Logue, producer/media representative
Gina Logue is a veteran with 20 years’ experience in broadcast journalism. She handles ProfNet, a service that matches reporters’ queries with faculty experts, and she is the contact for connecting faculty with journalists. She also hosts and produces “MTSU on the Record,” a multi-award-winning 30-minute interview program on WMOT-FM, and writes and produces “Middle in a Minute” vignettes for radio. Her beats include the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, the James E. Walker Library, international education and women’s issues. (Her first name is pronounced “JIN-ah,” as in “cotton gin.”) Contact her at 615-898-5081 or Gina.Logue@mtsu.edu.
Paula Morton, office manager
Paula is secretary and office manager for the Office of News and Media Relations and has been an MTSU employee since 2005. Her duties include coordinating photos, dean’s lists and graduation lists to honor each semester’s graduates; compiling and distributing the weekly e-RECORD digital newsletter; prepping Century Farms Program releases; documenting ProfNet media requests; blogging news releases; recording voice-overs for MTSU’s “Out of the Blue” TV program; coordinating distribution of MTSU Magazine content to external media; supervising student workers; and processing news clips. Contact her at 615-898-2919 or Paula.Morton@mtsu.edu.
Randy Weiler, writer and news liaison
Randy is a staff writer and news liaison for the Office of News and Media Relations. He oversees coverage for the Colleges of Basic and Applied Science and Graduate Studies and the University Honors College, as well as for Student Services and Student Life, Alumni Relations, Information Technology, research, three MTSU chairs of excellence and six campus centers. A veteran writer and editor, Weiler has served as an NMR staff member since November 2000. Contact him at 615-898-5616 or Randy.Weiler@mtsu.edu.
The Office of News and Media Relations is located in the Tom H. Jackson Building on the campus of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Our main office line is 615-898-2919.
Our central email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our mailing address is:
MTSU News and Media Relations
Campus Mail Box 72, 1301 E. Main St.
Tom Jackson Building
Murfreesboro, Tenn. 37132.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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