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Jean-Marie Papoi

Jean-Marie Papoi

Digital Producer

Expertise: Video production, photography, social media and fine arts

Education: Kent State University - Bachelor of Science, broadcast journalism, studio art, art history

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Astoria Cafe & Market


Jean-Marie Papoi began her career in public media as an associate producer with South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) in Beaufort, South Carolina. After traveling back to her hometown of Akron, she worked as a videographer and editor for Mosher Media, a production company serving the Cleveland/Akron area. An opportunity later emerged to join the Creative Services team at the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where she further developed skills in the corporate realm. She returned to public media in 2016 by becoming part of the Ideastream family.


  • 13-time Telly Award winner for excellence in television
  • 2-time regional Emmy award winner, Central Great Lakes Chapter
  • 2023 Press Club of Cleveland, First Place Human Interest - “How Ohio breweries and artists use beer cans as their canvas”
  • 2021 & 2022 Press Club of Cleveland, First Place Feature Photography
  • 2020 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Best Business Reporting - “Making It”
  • 2019 & 2023 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists - Best Videographer second place

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