Ann Thompson

Reporter & Midday Host

With more than 20 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.


She has reported from Japan and South Korea, Germany and Belgium as part of fellowships from the East-West Center and RIAS.



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Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Identifying and treating violent teens

Teens in a new study will get an fMRI at the UC Center for Imaging Research to determine problem areas in the brain
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Part of the President’s plan to reduce gun violence focuses on increased mental health services. Ann Thompson, in “Focus on Technology,” reports on Cincinnati efforts to be pro-active, involving a predictive spit test and photographing the brain.

 Dr. Jim Eliassen stands behinds glass at the University of Cincinnati Center for Imaging Research. 

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Online archives
10:23 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Building a worldwide digital archive library

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UC is helping to spearhead an effort to digitize rare library collections worldwide.


Archivist and historian Kevin Grace is just back from Vancouver where he spoke to representatives from 26 countries. More and more people want to access special collections without having to go to remote places to look at them.


Grace says lots of U.S. universities are putting rare photos and books online but many other countries lack the resources to put the necessary background information to go with them.

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Internet
12:01 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Thirty percent of teen girls report meeting up with somebody they've chatted with online

A new Cincinnati Children's Hospital survey finds one-third of teen girls actually have an in-person meeting with somebody they met online.


Psychologist Jennie Noll says abused or neglected teenage girls are more likely to present themselves in a more sexually provocative way online and therefore have more offline meetings. Noll studied the Internet and social media habits of 250 girls. About half were abused. She followed up a year later. Noll says the meeting part is scary for this age even though plenty of adults do it.

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Focus on Technology
12:31 am
Fri January 11, 2013

North Korea: On the Other Side of the Firewall

Eric Schmidt, Google Chairman

North Koreans continue to face restrictions over cell phone and computer usage. As Google’s chairman visits the country, Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology, what Eric Schmidt may want and what the future may hold for those who live there. East-West Center Associate Scott Thomas Bruce weighs in and so does Suk-Ho Shin, a reporter for South Korea's leading newspaper DONG-A-ILBO.


Mason
4:53 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Mason's technology corridor

Mason's track record of attracting companies is gaining attention.

Since 2011 the City of Mason has closed nearly 110-million dollars in new investment and in the process created 14-hundred new jobs. It's a track record that's gaining attention.

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