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  • Schuneman Symposium on Photojournalism and New Media: April 5-6
Mashable Media Models:
Recipes for Success in an Uncertain World
APRIL 5 (Tuesday)
Grover Sanschagrin, founder, PhotoShelter and SportsShooter
Baker Center Theater, 3:10-4:30
John Kaplan, photographer, Pulitzer winner
Discussion/Screening: "Not As I Pictured"
Baker Center Theater, 5:10-6:30
APRIL 6 (Wednesday)
Mike Webb, ProPublica
"Are Nonprofit Newsrooms Moving Into the Mainstream?"
Baker Center Theater, 9:10-10:00
Rx: New Media/New Medicine (panel)
10:10-11:45, Baker Center Theater
> Greg Shepherd, Scripps College of Communication
> John Kaplan, documentary maker
> Casey Hayward, documentary maker
> Tracey Marx, OU College of Osteopathic Medicine
William Albert Allard, photographer
"WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD: Five Decades"
2:10-3:30, Baker Theater


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Redesigning Your Reality (panel)
3:30-5:00, Baker Center Theater
> Jessica Beinecke, VOA
> Garrett Downing, WEWS
> Phil Ewing, Politico
> Aaron Reiser, Resource Interactive
> Erica Ryan, NPR
> Lynn Walsh, Texas Watchdog
Robert McChesney, founder: Freepress.net
"In an exact sense the present crisis of western democracy is a crisis of journalism"
5:10-6:00, Baker Center Ballroom


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reception: 6-7:30 p.m, Baker Center Ballroom
NOTE: All events are free and open to the public.
  • Speaker Biographies:
William Albert Allard is a photographer of people. One of the few photographers of his generation whose entire professional body of work is in color, he has contributed to National Geographic Society publications since 1964 as a staff, free-lance and contract photographer and writer. Over his career at National Geographic, Allard has contributed to 42 articles as a photographer as well as a number of National Geographic books. He has written eight articles for the magazine. A former contributor to Magnum Photos, Allard's prints appear in many private and museum collections, and he has published six critically acclaimed books.
Jessica Beinecke is a recent OU grad and an award-winning international broadcast journalist for the China Branch of Voice of America. She hosts and produces a weekly TV show in Mandarin, which spotlights Americans' opinions of current events. Jessica also hosts a bilingual travel show that highlights the most exciting bits of American culture and American English for her Asian audience. These programs support her passion for increasing communication and cultural understanding between American citizens and her audience in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Garrett Downing graduated from Ohio University in June 2010, and has since been working as a new media producer for the ABC affiliate in Cleveland (Channel 5). As part of his job, he is responsible for creating and managing content for the station's website, developing and carrying out social media strategies, and helping lead a cultural shift in the newsroom. He also covers the NFL by reporting on the Cleveland Browns, and has an everyday on-air role on the station's morning show, Good Morning Cleveland.
Phil Ewing is a Washington, D.C. journalist specializing in the Defense Department, the military and national security policy and politics. Today he serves as the Pentagon correspondent for POLITICO, authoring the widely read daily email column Morning Defense. Before that he covered the U.S. Navy for the Gannett-owned Military Times newspaper chain. Ewing has reported from 20 ships, Iraq, Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, Haiti and many other places. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and a master's degree in journalism from the University of Illinois at Springfield. During his years in Athens he was a reporter, columnist, photographer and ultimately managing editor of The Post.
Casey Hayward is an assistant professor in the School of Media Arts and Studies in the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University. Casey Hayward has worked as a cameraperson, director and editor in the film and video industry for more than five years. Hayward continues to pursue independent documentary filmmaking in addition to teaching students the craft of visual storytelling.
John Kaplan is one of America's most accomplished photographers. In 1992, his project about the diverse lifestyles of American 21-year-olds was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography. His work is exhibited at museums and galleries worldwide, and he is the author of two books. A full professor at the University of Florida where he has been named International Educator of the Year as well as his college's Teacher of the Year, Kaplan has been named a Fulbright Scholar and has twice been selected as a Pulitzer Prizes juror.
Tracy Marx (DO, CMD) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at OUCOM since 1995. Dr. Marx attended medical school at OUCOM, graduating in 1992, completed an osteopathic rotating internship in Youngstown followed by a two year family medicine residency in Athens at OUCOM and O'Bleness Memorial Hospital. Dr. Marx is board certified in Family Medicine and holds board certification in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2000, 2010) as well as Geriatrics (2001). In 2002, Dr. Marx became an EPEC trainer (Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care) and in 2004 received her Certificate in Medical Direction from the American Medical Directors Association. Dr. Marx changed from a clinical faculty position to a tenure track research and educational position in 2004 after proposing and developing the curriculum on pain and palliative care for the OUCOM medical students. She now leads the Addiction, Pain and Palliative Care course, with OUCOM having one of less than a dozen such courses in the country. In 2009, Dr. Marx was chosen as a fellow for the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care's Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice. Dr. Marx completed a postdoctoral public health service fellowship in 2006 through Michigan State University's Primary Care Faculty Development Fellowship Program, with an emphasis on research, curriculum development and leadership. Dr. Marx has served as a volunteer medical director for Appalachian Community VNA Hospice since 1996 and has given many community, university and statewide lectures on hospice and palliative care.
Robert McChesney is the Gutgsell Endowed Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. McChesney has written or edited 18 books and his work has been translated into 27 languages. His most recent book is The Death and Life of American Journalism, with John Nichols. McChesney is the co-founder of the medias reform organization Free Press and hosts a weekly NPR program, Media Matters, on WILL-AM.
Aaron Reiser is a VisCom alumnus specializing in user interface design for interactive media. He has designed sites for a number of notable clients including; Long John Silvers, White Castle, Mac Warehouse, CDW, Real Living, Weber Grills Restaurant, Novo Nordisk, Glaxo Smith Kline, TAP, Ortho-McNeil and Cephalon. He graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Visual Communications from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.
Erica Ryan has been a digital news editor for NPR in Washington, D.C., since 2007. She works with editors and reporters from across the organization to translate NPR's award-winning radio programming to the Web and to create original content for an online audience. She helped lead NPR's online coverage of the 2010 midterm elections. Before joining NPR, she was a newswoman in The Associated Press' Columbus bureau and a reporter for The Middletown (Ohio) Journal. She graduated from Ohio University in 2004.
Grover Sanschagrin, an Ohio University School of Visual Communication alumnus, and is one of the original founders of PhotoShelter; he is presently the company's Business Development. Concurrent to his responsibilities at PhotoShelter, Grover is a founder and Executive Producer of SportsShooter.com, the largest sports photography website on the Internet.
Gregory Shepherd is the dean of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University, which was recently named a Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation for the state of Ohio. Scripps is the only college of communication to receive such a designation.
Lynn Walsh is a writer, photographer, reporter, editor and designer. She is currently a video journalist/reporter for Texas Watchdog and a volunteer for several professional organizations. She graduated from Ohio University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Media Sales, and Political Communication in 2008.
Mike Webb works in communications for ProPublica. Before joining ProPublica, Michael Webb was the deputy director of communications & strategy at the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law. Prior to that, Webb served as publicity & syndication director for The Nation magazine, and in various roles for a number of elected officials. Earlier in his career, Webb held marketing, sales and promotion jobs in the music industry. He is a graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Communication, class of '86.
  • Lewis receives Ron Culp Scholarship for mentorship
  • It’s been a couple weeks since this release came out, but it’s definitely worthy of being copied in this space!

    Washington, D.C. (October 15) — The Public Relations Student Society of America announced Melaina Lewis as the 2014 recipient of the Ron Culp Scholarship at its National Conference in Washington, D.C.


    L-R: Jessica Carnprobst, Melaina Lewis, and Ron Culp

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