Jon Whiting is an Emmy Award winning television producer and professor of practice in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University, charged primarily as an instructor for audio production courses in the department. He also works on video series and specials for WKAR-TV. Jon’s previous experience on campus consists of work with the College of Music, National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, the Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability, WDBM-FM, and MSU Extension. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the State News, Mott Community College Music Recording Advisory Committee and Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Board of Directors.
Jon has also received numerous awards and a scholarship from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters. Professionally, Jon has worked regularly with non-profit organizations in Michigan, implementing media production efforts ranging from still graphics to audio and video productions. He is currently acting as faculty advisor to the Media Sandbox Street Teams, a interdisciplinary group of students that work with non-profits to assist in their communication strategy and implementation. He has worked on multiple documentary and short films in capacities of producer, editor, videographer, and audio production. Jon regularly presents at media conferences and workshops, including the annual Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s Fall Conference, the 168th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, and the 2014 Sharing Science workshop at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Jon’s specialty focus is the optimization of quality and price ratios in media production.
Faculty Advisor - Media Sandbox Street Teams
Voted 2019 "Best College Instructor"
Annual Presenter - MIPA Fall Conference
Board of Directors | Oct. 2020-Present
Board of Directors | Aug. 2017-Present
Advisory Committee | 2013-2020
Advisory Committee | 2012-2018