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John S. Flavell, M.A.

John FlavellInstructor of Convergent Media in the Dept. of Communication, Media and Languages (School of English, Communication, Media and Languages)


  • M.A. in Journalism (1988), Indiana University
  • B.S. in Journalism (1987), Morehead State University


Courses Taught

  • CVM 177 thru 477-  Convergent Media Practicums
  • CVM 201 - Media Writing
  • CVM 205 - Introduction to photojournalism
  • CVM 250 - Content Gathering Techniques
  • CVM 301 - News Writing and Reporting
  • CVM 305 - Documentary Photography
  • CVM 358 - Sports Writing
  • CVM 401 - Advanced Multimedia News
  • CVM 465 - Opinion Writing


Mr. Flavell was chief photographer for 24 years at "The Daily Independent" and a CNHI state editor through that newspaper for five years.

For seven years he contracted with "The Associated Press," "The Lexington Herald-Leader," "The Daily Independent," "The Louisville Courier-Journal" and "Kentucky Today." His work has also appeared in "The New York Times" and "The Washington Post."

Mr. Flavell won first place in The Kentucky News Photographers Association’s 2012 and 2014 for News Picture Story, and third place for News Picture Story in 2017.


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