Quint B. Randle
Quint B. Randle received his BA in journalism in August 1984 and currently is a professor in the Communications Department at BYU. He received his MA in communications from Pepperdine University. He published and worked for several magazines before going on to get his master's and doctoral degrees. He received his PhD in 2001; his dissertation was titled "Gratification Niches of the World Wide Web and Conventional Print Magazines."
Dr. Randle specializes in teaching and research about new media. Prior to completing his doctorate from Michigan State Univeristy, he was a publisher and writer, founding two national magazines over the years: Gig Magazine and The Hockey Player. He was also the online manager at The Lansing State Journal, a Gannett newspaper. He has been involved in a variety of media adventures during the past 18 years, including magazine launches, cable television shows (ESPN2), ad agency campaigns, and Internet news sites.
Randle and fellow alumnus Jeffrey L. Hinton are members of the band Joshua Creek. Joshua Creek, a christian-country band, reached No. 1 on Power Source Magazine’s top-20 list. Joshua Creek’s song, “What Kinda Car?” was ranked No. 1 in both the November and December issues of Christian-Country Gospel News. Their hit song, “Everything I Need,” was featured on CBS’ The Young & The Restless, on Friday, December 21, 2007.
In August 2008 Randle delivered his paper, "Transition Tuneup: Teaching Smoother Transitions" at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention. In 2012 he published his article, The Effect of Music Priming on Issue Perception, Recall & News Credibility of Photo Slide Shows in the academic journal Journalism Innovation.
In 2013, he was featured in the BYU Alumni Magazine for his eclectic work as a BYU professor, a member of KSL Radio's NightSide Project, a beekeeper, and a songwriter.
In 2016, Randle mentored Donovan Baltich in a multi-media documentary about a 3,700-year-old Peruvian culture that went on to take second place in the Multimedia Enterprise Reporting Competition of the Hearst Journalism Awards.
In 2017, Randle participated in Seeking spirituality in pop songs: BYU researchers identify criteria for ‘secular hymns’ and helped determine which pop songs can identify as hymns.
In 2017, Randle's comments were featured in the Daily Herald regarding the danger of fake news.
- BYU News - 'Seeking spirituality in pop songs: BYU researchers identify criteria for ‘secular hymns' (12 Jan 2017)