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Northwest Missouri State University

Jason Offutt

Jason Offutt



239 Wells Hall


660.562.1947 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2005

Senior Instructor


  • M.A. Mass Communication
  • B.S. Broadcasting and Film

Courses Taught

  • Professional Media Writing
  • Reporting
  • Sports Reporting
  • Photojournalism
  • Sports Photography
  • Opinion Writing
  • Occasionally a Special Offering related to travel writing

Academic Interests

  • Writing
  • News coverage
  • Photojournalism

Creative Activity

Jason writes a weekly syndicated humor column. He has also written the following books:

  • “Road Closed: Twelve bloody stories to brighten your day” - novel.
  • “A Funeral Story” – novel.
  • “Matriarchal Nazi Cannibals” – novella.
  • “How to Kill Monsters Using Common Household Items” – parody.
  • “Across a Corn-Swept Land: An epic beer run through the Upper Midwest” – non-fiction, travel.
  • “Haunted Missouri” – non-fiction.
  • “Darkness Walks” – non-fiction.
  • “What Lurks Beyond” – non-fiction.
  • “Paranormal Missouri” – non-fiction.
  • “On Being Dad” – humor.
  • “Helen Stephens: The Fulton Flash” – non-fiction.
  • “Ella Ewing: The Missouri Giantess” – non-fiction.

Jason has also appeared in programs about the paranormal featured on the Travel Channel and the History Channel, and has been interviewed on countless podcasts and radio programs, including “Coast to Coast AM.”

Other Professional Experiences

Jason has 17 years experience in the newspaper industry, working as a reporter, editor, columnist and photojournalist.