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Ygal Kaufman

Ygal Kaufman

Multiple Media Journalist

Expertise: Photography, video, drone operation, historical organizations, immigrant communities, collectors, sports and film history

Education: Shaker Heights High School
Pennsylvania State University - Bachelor of Arts, film production
University of Oklahoma - Master of Arts, journalism and mass communication

Favorite spot in Northeast Ohio: Holden Arboretum


Ygal Kaufman is a multimedia journalist with experience working for local newspapers, as well as in broadcast, radio and public relations. Ygal is an experienced reporter, producer, photographer, videographer and editor. In addition to journalism, Ygal is a recognized film exhibitioner who has curated film screening series and festival programming in Ohio, Oklahoma and Oregon. While living in California and Oregon, Ygal worked in film production and appeared as an actor in multiple films, as well as playing music with and creating content for nationally touring musical acts. He is a storyteller with a focus on history and the subcultures of Americana.


  • Best Academic Paper - CCI Conference on Corporate Communication 2020, September 17, 2020 – Triangular Model Illustration for Multi-Actor Relational Dynamics: Spillover Effects of Employee Relationship on Organization-External Public Relations via Megaphoning
  • Member of Kappa Tau Alpha honor society for journalists and public relations practitioners
  • Commendation - U.S. Army TRADOC: Keith L Ware Awards, February 2021
  • Civilian Achievement Medal – U.S. Army, November 2021
  • Cleveland Silent Film Festival Board of Directors

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