Jon Whiting

Jon Whiting

Professor of Practice

  • Journalism
(517) 353-9753


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. He currently is serving as the faculty advisor for the Media Sandbox Street Teams. He also has worked 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 Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Board of Directors, The State News Board of Directors and the Mott Community College Music Recording Advisory Committee.

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 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.


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Faculty Advisor | Media Sandbox Street Teams

Media Sandbox is an active learning community within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. We take students from different majors and disciplines, mix them together and put them into real-world situations that test the abilities and skills they learn in the classroom. (




Production Lead | Spartan Marching Band Media Production Team

The Spartan Marching Band of Michigan State University has a robust social media presence with professional and student contributors. ( See also



Research and Teaching

Jon believes in continuing to push the artform - whichever one it happens to be at the time for the project. He continues to work heavily with two main interests: music and non-profit organizations. Whiting also translates his experience on continuing media projects to the classroom - and engages students to work on many projects, as well. Below are some examples of recent productions.



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MSU Audio Studios Facebook:

Media Sandbox Street Teams:

Recent Activity

Cover art for marching band album
Music Album: Spartan Marching Band - "150th"
Producer, Mixer, Artwork Design
• May 7, 2021

Cover art for marching band album
Music Album: Spartan Marching Band - "Victory For MSU"
Producer, Mixer
• October 1, 2018

Immersive Video: 360 Bartok
Director, Editor

Recent Awards
• 2021 W3 Award | Entertainment for Video: SMB Answer The Call 2020
• 2021 Communicator Award of Distinction | Video for Online Advertising & Marketing: SMB Answer The Call 2020
• 2019 Communicator Award of Distinction | Social Video for Online Video: SMB Answer The Call
• 2018 Communicator Award of Distinction | Immersive Online Video: 360º Bartok
• 2016 Telly Award | Live Event: "Home For The Holidays"
• 2015 Emmy Award | Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports): "Home For The Holidays"
Production Examples

Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd.
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University