Media Sandbox Michigan State University
Broadcast Journalism In-ResidenceDEPARTMENT
School of Journalism


JRN 403
JRN 406
JRN 492-003 (Advanced Video Storytelling)


Bob is now starting his 5th year as broadcast journalism instructor for the MSU School of Journalism.He is teaching 3 broadcast journalism classes (JRN 403, 406, and JRN 492-003) He is also the Executive Producer of “Focal Point,” the student-run, EMMY-award winning TV newscast.

Gould spent 17 years as a TV news photojournalist, 14 at WZZM-TV station in Grand Rapids, Michigan where he served as the Chief Photojournalist overseeing a staff of 11 photojournalists and editors. Prior to that, he was a staff photographer at WILX-TV in Lansing, Michigan.

During his time at WZZM, Bob served as the president of the Michigan TV News Photographers Association (MTNPA) for 6 years.

Bob also held the position of President of the National Press Photographers Association, a 10,000 member organization dedicated to the profession of TV and still photojournalists from around the world. Prior to his presidency he served as NPPA Vice President and a member of the NPPA Board of directors. Bob joined the NPPA in 1995.

During his career, Bob has been honored with more than 40 awards for his work from the NPPA, MAB (Michigan Assoc. Broadcasters), and Michigan Associated Press, including, “Best Individual Photojournalism” in 1998 and 2006. He also has been honored with 7 EMMY nominations and 3 EMMY awards, with a win most recently in 2011 for the documentary, “Malawi & Malaria: Fighting to Save the Children,” which he co-produced with Journalism faculty member Sue Carter

Under Bob’s leadership, the WZZM staff was honored as the MTNPA Station of the Year two consecutive years and runners-up four times.

A die-hard Spartan, Bob graduated from the MSU College of Communications Arts and Sciences in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications.

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