Jeremy Whiting, Executive Producer for the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s (MIPA) 2014 summer workshop, can be seen running around campus, interviewing students from various class to compile a promotional video for next year’s camp.
Whiting has had a strong love for journalism since high school where he took newspaper with Kirk Weber at Lake Orion High School. He then took a class with Bobby Hawthorne and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. In fact, he wishes that Hawthorne would have a podcast of his talks.
Moving on from MIPA, Whiting became a Spartan and got into journalism and telecommunications with his master’s degree in teaching certification. He is currently a journalism, broadcasting, and yearbook advisor at Ovid-Elise High School.
Specifically at this year at MIPA, Jeremy was going to teach a video class, but, unfortunately there were not enough students to run the class. In place of teaching, Whiting is taking promotional videos for all of the different courses offered at MIPA.
“It would be great to have videos that talk about the classes from both the instructor and the students, so that someone can get a real feel of what the class is about, what people are going to learn in it, what the instructor is like, and what other students say about it,” said Whiting.
In addition to serving as the president of MIPA’s board of directors, Whiting is enjoying this week because he has had the opportunity to see how all of the classes at MIPA are operated.