Kenneth Pybus, J.D.

 

Phone: 325-674-2553
FAX: 325-674-2139

E-mail:kenneth.pybus@acu.edu

Post address:
ACU Box 27892, Abilene, Texas 79699-7892
Office: Don Morris 206


Education

  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law, 1992
  • B.S., Journalism and Mass Communication, Abilene Christian University, 1989
  • Ph.D. in progress, Texas Tech University


Professional Experience and Awards

  • Associate Professor, Abilene Christian University, 2010 - present. 
  • Assistant Professor, Abilene Christian University, 2003-2010
  • Editor, Nashville Business Journal, April 2001 to July 2003
  • Producer, Nashville Business This Week, March 2002 to July 2003
            Managed reporting staff, including reporters, a broadcast reporter, photographers, graphic designers, researchers and a managing editor. Coordinated coverage of business in the Nashville metropolitan area for weekly publication with readership of more than 25,000. Expanded coverage of local real estate market, health care industry and local music business.

              Print: Edited stories, wrote headlines and designed pages. Wrote        
                        editorials, columns and occasional news stories. Interviewed and
                        hired. Planned annual sections, including Top 25 Commercial Real
                        Estate Deals, the Health Care 100, profiles of the 100 most influential
                        players in Nashville health care, Small Business Awards and the
                        Book of Lists.

               Web: Edited Web site content, which included breaking news stories
                        throughout the day and a daily push e-mail feature to more than
                        6,000 Nashville business executives. Increased visibility of the
                        newspaper by expanding the number of breaking news stories each
                        week.

      Television: Produced and hosted a weekly television show on the
                        cable arm of Nashville CBS affiliate NewsChannel 5, Nashville’s
                        top-rated news station Nashville Business This Week provides
                        information supplementary to the weekly newspaper, showcases
                        Middle Tennessee executives and serves to promote the newspaper.
                        Guests have included the mayor of Nashville, several public
                        company CEOs, university and bank presidents and law firm
                        managing partners.

            Radio: Produced daily radio spot on local news station that promotes the
                       newspaper and provides information on breaking news to listeners. 

                Nashville Business Journal is owned by American City Business Journals
                Inc., the nation's largest publisher of metropolitan business newspapers,
                serving 41 of the country's top markets. It employs more than 300 business
                journalists, second only to Dow Jones, publisher of the Wall Street Journal.

  • Managing editor, Houston Business Journal, March 1997 to April 2001   
            Helped manage editing, reporting and support staff of and coordinated
    coverage by weekly newspaper of business in the Houston area, the fourth
    largest city in the country and the sixth largest media market. Edited stories,
    wrote headlines and designed pages. Wrote editorials, news stories and
    occasional columns. Managed broadcast relationship with News 2 Houston, the
    local NBC affiliate, and directly supervised an HBJ broadcast reporter.
    Coordinated weekly small business section. Organized regular training programs on reporting, business and libel issues.

            Awards
                Second Place, Editorial Writing, Press Club of Houston Awards, 2000.
                Second Place, Editorial Writing, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1999.
                Second Place, Column Writing, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1998.
                Eagle Award from American City Business Journals for cooperation with
                    Texas business journals, 1999.

  • News reporter, Houston Business Journal
        Covered securities, public companies, banking and finance as well as law
    firms and legal issues. Wrote a weekly securities and finance column and
    occasional editorials. Edited news and television copy. Coordinated Internet and
    database access for reporting staff.

                Awards
                    First Place, Investigative Reporting, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1997.
                    First Place, Business Story, Press Club of Houston Awards, 1996.

  • Law clerk, Professor David Guinn, Baylor University School of Law
        Assisted in legal research and class planning for Constitutional, First
    Amendment and local government liability law classes.
  • Reporter, The Brazosport Facts
        Covered news in the city of Lake Jackson, Texas, local petroleum and
    chemical industry and the local school district. Several stories were picked up by
    Associated Press wire services and published in other newspapers, including
    Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News and Galveston Daily News.

Professional Activities

  • Provide public relations and media consulting services to several clients, particularly in the banking industry.
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