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Documentary by MSU faculty member to air on KET

Middleton_Mug.jpgAfter years of traveling the state to make documentaries of the unique and quirky, a Morehead State University instructor has made a documentary about the map of Kentucky.

Steven Middleton, instructor of mass communication and Kentucky filmmaker, will have his documentary “Map Dot Kentucky” debut in July on the KET family of networks.

Unlike Middleton's past films about the state, which revolved around unique attractions, Map Dot Kentucky documents the history of travel blogger and Bowling Green resident, Cory Ramsey.  

During a layoff from his job, Ramsey began taking hiking trips to Kentucky State Parks, which eventually turned into a decision to document every county in the state. Middleton met Ramsey while researching attractions for his past documentaries and soon realized that there was a story to be told.

The film was produced with Cory Ramsey with video assistance from MSU convergent media student Gabe Osborne, Owenton senior; John Flavell, MSU instructor of journalism; and Dr. John Modaff, MSU professor of speech.

An original song “Traveling Land” was written and recorded for the project by traditional music student David Austin Tackett, Flemingsburg junior. Additional music was recorded by traditional music student Melissa Keyser, Morehead junior, and Nathan Kiser, Kentucky Center for Traditional Music operations manager.

Map Dot Kentucky marks Middleton’s fifth film to air on the KET family of networks. The films include: “Commonwealth Curiosities; An Ode to Kentucky’s Unique Attraction Vol.1, and Vol.2,” “Far Above The Rolling Campus: A History of Morehead State University,” and “Between The Rock and the Commonwealth.”

All films have been produced with assistance from MSU convergent media students, faculty and staff.

Middleton received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MSU. He joined the faculty at MSU in 2008. He also operates State Run Media Productions.

Additional information on the Department of Communication, Media and Languages is available by visiting www.moreheadstate.edu/cml.

Additional information is available by contacting Middleton at 606-783-9583 or email s.middleton@moreheadstate.edu.

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