Jon Hughes

Jon Christopher Hughes

Professor

McMicken Hall

225A

A&S Eng&CL Emeriti - 0174

Professional Summary

JON HUGHES, Emeritus Professor of English & Journalism, is an award-winning reporter, author and photojournalist. He has been on the staffs of three daily and two alternative newspapers in addition to writing and producing radio dramas and a television documentary on Cuba. Hughes is the author, editor, or major contributor to 11 books. More than 1,200 of his photographs have been published and his images have been exhibited internationally. He is director of photography of the award-winning documentary series "The Intimate Realities of Water."
 
Photojournalism published in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Associated Press, Village Voice, Sun Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine, Ohio Magazine, Boulevard, New Letters, Worth Magazine, Tributary, Cincinnati Enquirer.

Photojournalism Exhibits: Taft Museum, Fototeca de Cuba (Havana), Indiana University, University of Cincinnati, United State Air Force Academy, College of Mount St. Joseph, ArtWorks, Pittsburg State University.

Education

BS Politcal Science and Economics, Ball State University

MA Journalism, Ball State University

Research and Practice Interests

Photojournalism and documentary photography. The life and work of Lafcadio Hearn.

Research Support

11-05-2003 University of Cincinnati Taft Fund Research Travel Grant for Havana, Cuba 3,050 Type:Grant

05-15-2001 University of Cincinnati UC Institute for Global Studies and Affairs Individual Globalization Grant 1,000 Type:Grant

12-01-2000 University of Cincinnati UC Faculty Development Grant 4,975 Type:Grant

1998 USIA and UC Professional Development UC Faculty Sustainable Development Field Project Type:Grant

08-1997 University of Cincinnati Globalization Grant 750 Type:Grant

07-01-1997 The Procter & Gamble Company "A YEAR IN THE LIFE" of Cincinnati Project 1,000 Type:Grant

05-03-1996 -05-25-1996 Lightbourne Communications, Inc., CityBeat and private donations “Cuba Now” documentary photography exhibit at the Carnegie Arts Center 1,600 Type:Grant

12-15-1995 Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation “A YEAR IN THE LIFE” of Cincinnati Project 500 Type:Grant

07-15-1994 The Procter & Gamble Company “A YEAR IN THE LIFE” of Cincinnati Project 7,000 Type:Grant

03-19-1992 University of Cincinnati Provost Support for Professional Development 1,000 Type:Grant

04-1991 Cincinnati Film Society Ohio Arts Council Media Arts Panel "Exhibition Program" 8,411 Type:Grant

12-02-1990 Ohio Board of Regents Writing Program Publishing Lab 119,232 Type:Grant

08-25-1990 -09-09-1990 University of Cincinnati Taft Memorial Fund Travel Grant 700 Type:Grant

08-25-1990 -09-09-1990 Lafcadio Hearn Society, Japan Travel Grant 250,000 yen Type:Grant

07-31-1990 National Endowment for the Arts "Dimension Radio Theater" 5,000 Type:Grant

04-18-1990 Ohio Arts Council Media Arts Panel "Really The Blues" 2,743 Type:Grant

03-12-1990 The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, Radio Repertory Company, Inc. 4,000 Type:Grant

03-06-1990 Ohio Arts Council Literary Panel "Really The Blues Script Development" 1,000 Type:Grant

03-01-1990 Fine Arts Fund, Projects Pool, Radio Repertory Company, Inc. 2,500 Type:Grant

07-1989 Ohio Arts Council Media Arts Panel "Radio Repertory Organizational Support" 8,348 Type:Grant

07-1989 Ohio Arts Council Literary Panel "Radio Repertory Script Development" 2,068 Type:Grant

07-1988 Ohio Arts Council Media Arts Panel "Radio Repertory Organizational Support" 8,576 Type:Grant

07-1988 Ohio Arts Council Literary Panel "Radio Repertory Script Development" 2,432 Type:Grant

09-01-1986 Ohio Board of Regents "Capital Equipment Award" 100,000 Type:Grant

12-1985 Ohio Board of Regents "Academic Challenge" 1.3 million Type:Grant

1983 -1984 University Research Council, University of Cincinnati 1,700 Type:Grant

1983 Taft Faculty Committee, University of Cincinnati Grant-in-aid 2,250 Type:Grant

1980 Taft Faculty Committee, University of Cincinnati Grant-in-aid 1,004 Type:Grant

1979 Taft Faculty Committee, University of Cincinnati Grant-in-aid 2,000 Type:Grant

1976 Goethe Institut Workshop, Passau, West Germany Course/Room & Board Type:Grant

1976 University of Cincinnati Department of English and Comparative Literature Research Grant 200 Type:Grant

1975 -1976 University of Cincinnati and Case Western Reserve University 12,000 Type:Grant

2009 Taft Fund Research Grant Completed Type:Grant

2010 Taft Department Research Grant Completed Type:Grant

2011 Taft Department Research Grant Completed Type:Grant

2013 Taft Fund Research Travel Grant Completed Type:Grant

Abbreviated Publications

Book

UPDIKE IN CINCINNATI. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2007.

MANAGING THE DEVELOPMENT OF INTERMEDIATE SIZE CITIES: THE SUSTAINABILITY OF URBAN EXISTENCE IN THAILAND. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluser Academic Publishers, 2002.

CINCINNATI: MAJESTIC VISION. Memphis, TN: Towery Publishing, 2001.

VISIONS OF PLACE: Suburbs, Neighborhoods and Cincinnati’s Clifton, 1850-2000. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2001.

ALL SHOOK UP: COLLECTED POEMS ABOUT ELVIS. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press, 2001.

PIECES OF FERNALD: POEMS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF A PLACE. Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Writers’ Project, 1998.

PERIOD OF THE GRUESOME: THE SELECTED CINCINNATI NEWSPAPER ARTICLES OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1990.

DISMAL MAN. Cincinnati, OH: Cincinnati Poetry Review Press, 1990.

YE GIGLAMPZ. Cincinnati, OH: Crossroads Books with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 1992.

YE GIGLAMPZ. Cincinnati, OH: Crossroads Books with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, 1983.

THE TANYARD MURDER: ON THE CASE WITH LAFCADIO HEARN. Washington, D.C.: The University Press of America, 1982.

Book Chapter

"RIVER TEETH: A JOURNAL OF NONFICTION NARRATIVE." Period of the gruesome. Ashland University, 2000.

"CENTENNIAL ESSAYS ON LAFCADIO HEARN." THE CINCINNATI JOURNALISM OF LAFCADIO HEARN. Ed. Kenji Zenimoto. Matsue, Japan: The Hearn Society, 1996.

"AMERICAN HUMOR MAGAZINES AND COMIC NEWSPAPERS." YE GIGLAMPZ. Ed. David E. E. Sloane. University of New Haven: Greenwood Press, 1987.

"NORTH AMERICAN UNION LIST OF VICTORIAN SERIALS." Garland Press, 1985.

"AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM 1870-1910." YE GIGLAMPZ AND THE APPRENTICESHIP OF LAFCADIO HEARN. University of Texas at Arlington, 1982.

"CINCINNATI HISTORICAL SOCIETY BULLETIN." The Short Life and Death of 'YE GIGLAMPZ':An Illustrated Weekly Edited Lafcadio Hearn and Henry Farny. Cincinnati, OH, 1982.

Popular Magazine Article

"CityBeat." Another Day in Paradise 2002

"CityBeat." It Wasn't Business, It Was Personal 1999

"ON PRESS." Future Shock Queen City Chapter/SPJ 1995

"EveryBody's News." TOURIST APARTHEID: Survial On The Streets In Havana 1993

"McMICKEN Magazine." Snapshots from Kharkiv 1992

"EVENING KHARKIV." Snapshots from Kharkiv 1992

"McMICKEN Magazine." Snapshots from Kharkov 1992

"CINCINNATI Magazine." MEDIA: What I Saw At the Revolution 1991

"University Currents." Eyewitness to History Cincinnati, OH 1991

"Rough Draft." CWP-KHARKOV Connection 1991

"The Connoisseur & Rate Report." London Walks 1986

"HORIZONS Magazine." Cuba: A Fascinating and Complex Country 1985

"WORKING WOMAN Magazine." The Devil Made Them Do It 1985

"GATHERING." In Search of Hemingway 1985

"ADWEEK." GENEALOGY OF A NEWSPAPER FAMILY'S FEUD 1985

"CINCINNATI Magazine." NEWSPAPERS The Honeymoon is Over 1984

"Cincinnati POST TV Magazine." Cover Story: The Decision Makers 1978

"Cincinnati REPORTER." Cheap Pipe Dreams 1977

"Cincinnati REPORTER." Arn Bortz: Almost the First Hurrah 1977

"Cincinnati REPORTER." Blacksmiths' Hammers Ring Out Revival of Ancient Craft 1977

"THE NEWS RECORD." Germany: colorfully educational 1977

"Cincinnati REPORTER." Candidate foresees County Pension Pinch 1977

"CLIFTON-VINE REPORTER." Freud's Bathroom 1977

"CLIFTON-VINE REPORTER." Put-on Reveals 'Psych' of Tennis 1976

"CLIFTON-VINE REPORTER." 'Night Creeper' Stalks Roanoke Apartments 1976

"CLIFTON-VINE REPORTER." A Short History of Burnet Woods 1974

"CLIFTON-VINE REPORTER." Do We Still Remember the Brave Young Men 1973

Review

Geoffrey Batchen. "EACH WILD IDEA: WRITING PHOTOGRAPHY HISTORY."Rev. of The Australiannness of the Australian Photograph Antipodes. (2002).

Heide Smith. "TIWI: THE LIFE AND ART OF AUSTRALIA’S TIWI PEOPLE."Rev. of Images of the Culture and Art of an Isolated People Antipodes. (2002).

Carl Dawson. "LAFCADIO HEARN AND THE VISION OF JAPAN." Nineteenth-Century Prose. (1994).

Jack Casserly. "SCRIPPS: THE DIVIDED DYNASTY. A HISTORY OF THE FIRST FAMILY OF AMERICAN JOURNALISM."Rev. of Portrait of Scripps disappointing Cincinnati ENQUIRER. (1993).

Sean G. Ronan and Toki Koizumi. "LAFCADIO HEARN (KOIZUMI YAKUMO) HIS LIFE, WORK AND IRISH BACKGROUND."Rev. of Lafcadio Hearn: The Irish Background Lafcadio Hearn Journal. (1992).

Graydon DeCamp. "THE GRAND OLD LADY OF VINE STREET."Rev. of 'Grand Old Lady' must for Enquiring minds Cincinnati ENQUIRER. (1991).

Norberto Fuentes. "HEMINGWAY IN CUBA." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1985).

Henri Troyat. "IVAN THE TERRIBLE." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1985).

Kathleen Brady. "IDA TARBELL." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1985).

Colin Thubron. "WHERE NIGHTS ARE LONGEST: TRAVELS BY CAR THROUGH WESTERN RUSSIA." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1984).

Rick Boyer. "THE PENNY FERRY." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1984).

John Raeburn. "FAME BECAME OF HIM: HEMINGWAY AS PUBLIC WRITER." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1984).

Anthony Bailey. "ALONG THE EDGE OF THE FOREST." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1984).

Peter Wyden. "THE PASSIONATE WAR." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1983).

Bernice Kert. "THE HEMINGWAY WOMEN." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1983).

Joan Didion. "SALVADOR." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1983).

Mike Royko. "SEZ WHO, SEZ ME." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1983).

Hilary Mills. "MAILER A BIOGRAPHY." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1983).

Garrison Keillor. "HAPPY TO BE HERE." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1983).

Honoria Murphy Donnelly. "SARA & GERALD: VILLA AMERICA AND AFTER." ENTERTAINER Magazine. (1983).

William Ruehlmann. "STALKING THE FEATURE STORY."Rev. of Former Cincinnatian writes feature-writer's bible UC NEWS RECORD. (1978).

George Plimpton. "SHADOW BOX."Rev. of Book Views: SHADOW BOX Cincinnati REPORTER. (1978).

Lloyd Arnold. "HEMINGWAY HIGH ON THE WILD."Rev. of Book Views: HEMINGWAY HIGH ON THE WILD Cincinnati REPORTER. (1978).

Paul Ferris. "DYLAN THOMAS: A BIOGRAPHY."Rev. of Ferris' Dylan Thomas: The Facts of Genius and Dissipation Cincinnati REPORTER. (1978).

Michael Herr. "DISPATCHES."Rev. of Herr's Portrait of Vietnam War Hits Every Nerve Cincinnati REPORTER. (1978).

Daniel Shorr. "CLEARING THE AIR." Cincinnati REPORTER. (1977).

Philip Caputo. "A RUMOR OF WAR."Rev. of The War We Watched Over Dinner Cincinnati REPORTER. (1977).

Michael S. Reynolds. "HEMINGWAY'S FIRST WAR: THE MAKING OF 'A FAREWELL TO ARMS."Rev. of A Book About Hemingway Making a Book Cincinnati REPORTER. (1977).

Scott Donaldson. "BY FORCE OF WILL: THE LIFE AND ART OF ERNEST HEMINGWAY."Rev. of A Book About Hemingway Making a Book Cincinnati REPORTER. (1977).

Mary Welsh Hemingway. "HOW IT WAS." CLIFTON-VINE REPORTER. (1976).

Rev. of Sinatra Survives CLIFTON-VINE REPORTER. (1976).

Robert M. Pirsig. "ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE: AN INQUIRY INTO VALUES."Rev. of Search for value on wheels Cincinnati ENQUIRER. (1975).

Nigel Norland. "THE CRIMINOLOGIST."Rev. of Criminologist Expert Whodunit Cincinnati ENQUIRER. (1974).

Other Publication

Clifton-Vine Reporter.

Cincinnati Reporter.

Queen City Magazine.

The News Record.

Clifton Examiner-Bulletin.

Entertainer Magazine.

Presentations

Invited Presentations

(10-17-2006. ) Photojournalism: Jon Hughes Day .Antonelli College, Cincinnati, OH.

(08-09-2005. ) Photojournalism .Antonelli College, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-15-2005. ) Gallery Talk: “Medicine in the Head Waters of the Amazon" .Medical Sciences Library, University of Cincinnati.

(04-27-2005. ) Gallery Talk: “Living on Cuban Tiempo" .ArtWorks, Cincinnati, OH.

(10-13-2004. ) Gallery Talk .Whitewater Art Gallery, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN.

(02-21-2004. ) Cuba: The Caribbean Enigma .Cincinnati Women’s Club, Cincinnati, OH.

(09-12-2003. ) At What Cost? Media and the Aftermath of the War in Iraq .College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH.

(04-04-2003. ) Media and the War in Iraq: An Exploration of Coverage .College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH.

(04-06-2002. ) Covering Government .The Bowen Institute, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN.

(03-01-2000. ) Photojournalism .School For The Creative And Performing Arts, Cincinnati Public Schools.

(04-07-1999. ) Doing Documentary Work .Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Lecture Series, University of Cincinnati.

(01-26-1999. ) Lafcadio Hearn: Man of Many Cultures .The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Cincinnati, OH.

(12-08-1998. ) Documentary Photography .School for the Creative and Performing Arts, Cincinnati, OH.

(10-12-1998. ) Visual Representation of Phenomena .University of Cincinnati College of Nursing and Health, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-29-1998. ) Cincinnati Authors .Mount St. Joseph College, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-15-1998. ) PIECES OF FERNALD .Borders Book Sellers, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-14-1998. ) Life In Bosnia .WorldFest'98, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(01-27-1998. ) Doing Documentary Work: Photographing and Writing in Croatia and Bosnia .Department of English Graduate Student Association, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(01-15-1998. ) Photographing and Writing In Croatia and Bosnia .Cincinnati Writers Project, Carnegie Arts Center, Covington, KY.

(01-09-1998. ) Documentary Photography: Croatia/Bosnia, Cuba, Cincinnati .Cincinnati Sigma Chi Alumni Chapter, University Club, Cincinnati, OH.

(09-29-1997. ) A Sense of Place: Documentary Photography .The Taft Museum, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-31-1997. ) The Cincinnati Journalism of Lafcadio Hearn .Cincinnati Museum Center, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-30-1997. ) A Year In The Life Of Cincinnati .Diogenes Club, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-18-1997. ) Cincinnati's Connection to Japan .Cincinnati Museum Center's "Asian Culture Fest", Cincinnati, OH.

(12-10-1996. ) Documentary Photography .Deer Park High School, Cincinnati, OH.

(08-31-1996. ) Cuba Today: Writers & Photographers .College of Mount St. Joseph, Cincinnati, OH.

(02-28-1996. ) Documentary Photography .Pittsburg State University, Pittsburg, Kansas.

(09-1995. ) Interdisciplinary Projects .Mid-America College Art Association, Herron School of Art, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN.

(04-13-1995. ) Investigative Journalism .SPJ, Queen City Chapter, Cincinnati, OH.

(06-27-1994. ) A Journalist's Trench-eye View of Politics .The Hamilton County Democratic Forum, Cincinnati, OH.

(04-07-1994. ) Creative Non-Fiction .Department of Journalism, Ball State University, Muncie, IN.

(02-22-1994. ) Writers and Literature in Cuba .English Graduate Organization, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(09-17-1993. ) The Why, What & How-To’s of Producing Printed Materials .Non-Profit Professionals in Communications Workshop, Cincinnati, OH.

(09-1993. ) Journalists As Authors .Department of Journalism, Ball State University.

(06-17-1993. ) Television News: Is it journalism or is it entertainment? .WNKU-FM, Covington, KY.

(05-16-1993. ) Ethics in Journalism: AS THEY TELL IT, AS WE SEE IT, AS IT IS .Group Discussion Leader, Center For The Study Of Ethics And Contemporary Moral Problems, Hebrew Union College, Cincinnati, OH.

(05-14-1993. ) The Freelance Writer as Foreign Correspondent .Writers Guild of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(11-23-1992. ) Writer's Block .Office of the Vice President for Research and University Dean for Advanced Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati. OH.

(11-07-1992. ) Journalism Standards: A Professional Development Conference .Queen City Chapter of SPJ, Cincinnati, OH.

(04-23-1992. ) Writer's Block .Office of the Vice President for Research and University Dean for Advanced Studies, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(04-07-1992. ) The Search for Truth II: Ethics & Bias in the Publishing Industry .Institute for Learning in Retirement Seminar, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

(01-13-1992. ) At The Russian Revolution .Cincinnati Bilingual Academy, Cincinnati, OH.

(2009. ) "Lafcadio Hearn in Cincinnati" .Founders Day Lecture, Mercantile Library, Cincinnati. Other Institution. . Level:Regional

Paper Presentations

(07-1993. ) Lafcadio Hearn as a Journalist .Cincinnati, OH.

(10-14-1990. ) The Cincinnati Journalism of Lafcadio Hearn .New Orleans, LA.

(08-31-1990. ) Period of the Gruesome: The Cincinnati Journalism of Lafcadio Hearn .Matsue, Japan.

(02-1977. ) Abstract of Internships for Specialized Journalists .Ohio State University.

Honors and Awards

2014 -2014 CINCINNATI CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS HALL OF FAME Status:Recipient Level:Regional Type:Recognition

2013 -2013 UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME Status:Recipient Level:University Type:Recognition

2000 -2000 TELLY, TV OR CABLE PROGRAM - CULTURAL FOR "JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: CUBA" (AKA: "CUBA: THE CARIBBEAN ENIGMA") Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

2000 -2000 BALL STATE UNIVERSITY JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

1999 -1999 POST-CORBETT AWARD, VISIUAL ARTIST Status:Recipient Level:Regional Type:Recognition

1999 -1999 EDITORIAL AWARD, PHOTO JOURNALISM, ASSOCIATION OF ALTERNATIVE NEWSWEEKLIES Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition

1992 -1992 DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS, BALL STATE UNIVERSITY Status:Recipient Level:International Type:Recognition

1990 -1990 EMMY (SHARED), REGIONAL FOR "A CHRISTMAS CAROL" Status:Recipient Level:Regional Type:Recognition

1990 -1990 POST-CORBETT AWARD, LITERARY ARTIST Status:Recipient Level:Regional Type:Recognition

1989 -1989 OBIE (COMMUNITY SERVICE CATEGORY, CULTURAL FOR DIMENSION RADIO THEATRE DRAMA SERIES (EXECUTIVE PRODUCER) AWARDED BY THE OHIO EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING NETWORK. Status:Recipient Level:State Type:Recognition

1989 -1989 UNDA USA GARIEL AWARD (SHARED) FOR "A CHRISTMAS CAROL'" THE RADIO PLAY. Status:Recipient Level:National Type:Recognition