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9th YALI Connect Camp a Success in Dakar

by Hiller Kate

In early December 2016, sixteen participants from six countries met in Dakar, Senegal to participate in the 9th Connect Camp of the Young African Leaders’ Initiative (YALI). Participants were from Chad, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia, Senegal and Uganda. The YALI Connect Camps are administered four times a year in four regions of sub-Saharan Africa, funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Journalism at Ohio University. These participants learned about leadership, mentorship, the Art of Hosting, Human Centered Design, and more. They interacted with resource experts such as Kofi Essien of OLE Ghana, Mamadou Sarr of Corps Africa, and Dr. Mame Yauto Faye of the Institute of Management in Dakar.

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December 12, 2016 | comments (0)

Seeing the world in a new (360 degree) way

by Robert Stewart, Director

Sometimes a new gadget comes along that helps us tell stories in a more engaging way. A 360-degree image is an example.

July 5, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD student Jeremy Saks co-authors two publications

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism studetn Jeremy Saks has co-authored two publications — one article recently published in an academic journal, and another in press.

The first was published in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media (Volume 60, Issue 2). It is “Dialed In: Continuous Response Measures in Televised Political Debates and Their Effect on Viewers” and was authored by Saks; Jordan Compton, instructor at Southwest Baptist University; Scripps PhD student Ashley Hopkin;, and Kareem El Damanhoury, PhD student at Georgia State University. The research examines the influence of including a real-time polling tracker during televised debate coverage. The findings showed that individuals who viewed a senatorial debate with tracker data that favored one candidate or the other were more likely to state that they would vote for the corresponding candidate in a forced choice scenario (like this).

June 16, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD student Nisha Garud to present paper at NCA

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

PhD student Nisha Garud has had a paper accepted for presentation at the 102nd annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA).

Her paper is “Mediated Public Diplomacy: Frame-building contest between the United States and Pakistan on the death of Osama bin Laden.”

June 16, 2016 | comments (0)

Seven papers by E.W. Scripps grad students accepted for presentation at AEJMC annual conference

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism graduate students have authored or co-authored eight papers accepted for presentation in August at the conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

The annual conference will meet in Minneapolis, Aug. 3-7. Research papers submitted by students and faculty go through double-blind review.

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June 3, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD students Nisha Garud, Enakshi Roy to give papers in Japan

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

PhD student Nisha Garud will present a research paper that grew out of her master’s thesis when she attends the annual conference of the International Communication Association, June 9-13 in Fukuoka, Japan. Garud and PhD student Enakshi Roy also will present a jointly authored paper.

Garud’s paper, “Understanding Believability of Entertainment vs. Science Satirical News Online in Context of Level of Satire and Source Reputability”, examined content and source cues for levels of satire and source reputability and investigated their effects on perceived believability of entertainment and science satirical news.

April 11, 2016 | comments (0)

Online journalism paper co-authored by PhD student to be presented at international symposium

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

PhD student Burton Speakman is a co-author with Associate Professor Hans Meyer on a paper that will be presented April 16 at the International Symposium for Online Journalism in Austin, TX.

The article will also be published in the ISOJs journal that corresponds with the conference. The article relates to the publics willingness to comment on online newspaper stories.

March 23, 2016 | comments (0)

PhD student Burton Speakman co-authors book chapter

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

PhD student Burton Speakman is a co-author with Associate Professor Hans Meyer on chapter that will appear in the upcoming book Challenges and Trends in the New Age of Human-Mobile Interaction. The chapter is entitled Journalists and Mobile: Melding Social Media and Social Capital.

Speakman is a second-year doctoral student.

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March 23, 2016 | comments (0)

Journalism Academic Linkage Fosters Triangle Collaboration

by Hiller Kate

Students in Hong Kong

Ohio University has engaged in student academic and cultural exchange with Leipzig University for more than 20 years, and journalism school director, Professor Bob Stewart, is excited about the new collaborative academic exchange and linkage.

“I couldn’t be happier about our progress to date,” he said. “We’ve gotten faculty, graduate and undergrads involved, in Athens, Hong Kong and Leipzig, all in a very short period of time.”

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March 23, 2016 | comments (0)

YALI Connect Camps in Rwanda Produce Innovative Projects, Foster Collaboration

by Hiller Kate

A total of 30 young African leaders from six countries in Central and Eastern Africa traveled to Kigali, Rwanda at the beginning of December to participate in the fifth and sixth YALI Connect Camps, which are funded by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) in the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Institute for International Journalism. The YALI Connect Camps have previously been held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Windoek, Namibia.

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February 11, 2016 | comments (0)

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