Professional activities and areas of interest
Nick is an Emmy® Award Winning filmmaker and Associate Professor at Ferris State University.
Nick is a graduate of the Television and Digital Media Production program at Ferris State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science. He also attended Central Michigan University where, as a graduate assistant, his research focused on self-censorship in the media after the advent of television ratings and is ultimately where he earned a Master of Arts.
Nick has over 5 years of experience working in broadcast news. The first 2 years of his career were spent working for the highest rated television station in Northern Michigan as a photojournalist. As a “phojo,” Nick covered dozens of breaking news events, interviewed many politicians and celebrities and won awards for his visual work in electronic news gathering.
For 3 years, Nick served as a television news producer where he grew to excel at covering news events happening throughout Michigan. This career continued at Central Michigan University where he served as executive producer of the school’s News Central 34 broadcasts.
Nick is also an avid filmmaker who has received national distribution for his work. He currently works on personal projects as a Director of Photography, Editor and Motion Graphics supervisor.
Publications and Intellectual Contributions
- Journal Article
Sykes, W., Kuiper, N. (2011). “Creating a Multi-Platform Student Reporting Experience Using Coverage of a Mid-Term Election: A Case Study,” International Association of Online Communicators. 5 (1). pp. 39-42.
- Documentary Film
Kuiper, N., “Preemie,” Media Communications Association, (2012).
- Documentary Film
Kuiper, N., Festival of the Arts, “Preemie,” Ferris State University, (2012).
Kuiper, N., “Preemie: Stories of Survival,” Missaukee Intermediate School District, (2012).
MA, Central Michigan University, Broadcast and Cinematic Arts, Electronic Media Production
BS, Ferris State University, Television and Digital Media Production, Theatre Arts