Jim Ranney is a 1988 graduate of SUNY Fredonia, with a bachelor’s degree in Communications. He also earned his master’s in Education from D’Youville College in Buffalo. He is Director of Communications for the New York State Senate and manages all aspects of communications, including media relations, social media and constituent relations for the office of Senator Patrick Gallivan. Jim is also a 25-year veteran of broadcast journalism, having served as Station Manager and Director of News for WBFO/WNED in Buffalo.
Ranney has received multiple awards for radio news coverage and has moderated political debates, conducted interviews and hosted programs on both radio and television. Jim is also an adjunct professor in the communications department at Buffalo State College and a past member of the New York State Associated Press Board and Public Radio News Directors Incorporated.
Writers @ Work alumni lecture series will host two main events with Mr. Ranney.
First, on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 7:30-9:00 p.m., he will be giving a public talk entitled, "Making News For the Right Reasons" which will delve into communication and media relations. This event is open to the public. Refreshment and food will be provided.
Next, on Friday, Oct. 13 from 3:00 to 4:30 p.m., a student writing workshop titled, "Writing for an Audience of One and an Audience of Thousands" which will welcome all students from SUNY Fredonia as well as other local colleges, high schools, and middle schools for a discussion and workshop surrounding Jim's writing.
Both events will be located on the SUNY Fredonia campus in McEwen Hall G26.
Mr. Ranney will also be making joining discussions with various classes on Thursday and Friday, appear on "High Noon" at 12:00 p.m. Friday with Fredonia student-run WVCF 88.9.
Saturday, October 14
McEwen Hall, G26, and other campus locations. See event description.
McEwen Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063