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by Robert Stewart, Director

I received this email today from Prof. Sandra Haggerty, who is retiring after more than three decades of service to the JSchool. I thought the email was worth sharing with you, and thankfully, Prof. Haggerty agreed to let me post it here.

My 37 years (31 of them at Ohio University) in journalism education have been an adventure. I have worked with hundreds of students and scores of faculty members.

May 24, 2010 | comments (0)

JSchool students part of winning innovation team

by Robert Stewart, Director

[video by Brian Grady]

May 16, 2010 | comments (0)

Spots remain open for High School Workshop

by Robert Stewart, Director

The Ohio University High School Journalism Workshop is celebrating 65 years this June, when scholastic editors from Ohio, New York, West Virginia and all points in between converge on Athens to immerse themselves in the world of digital news as well as soak in the traditions that formed and maintained journalism.

Over the decades, thousands of aspiring scholastic newshounds bulked up their reporting, honed their writing, shined up their pages, sharpened their photos and, perhaps most important of all, made friends and contacts that lasted through their professional and college careers.

May 9, 2010 | comments (0)

When students create media

by Robert Stewart, Director

Today I added links to our “navbar” for two new student publications. Thread and The Essay are just the most recent examples of student publications we’ve seen leap across the great-idea-become-reality gap.

I couldn’t begin to estimate how many hours have been invested in the creation of Thread and The Essay, or into Backdrop, the InterActivist, College Green and Speakeasy that came before and continue to be refined and reenergized with “student power.” I celebrate all of these efforts, because they represent hope for our industry. They also bring readers meaningful content in the here-and-now.

May 5, 2010 | comments (0)

Freedom of Information: the Right to Know

by Robert Stewart, Director

May 3rd is World Press Freedom Day, when various media organizations call attention to issues related to press freedom issues.

The U.S. State Department’s website (america.gov) is hosting a webchat with journalists:

May 3, 2010 | comments (0)

Courage: A self-portrait

by Robert Stewart, Director

This past week I had the privilege of interviewing John Kaplan, a Pulitzer Prize winning JSchool alum who’s film “Pulitzer Pride” was shown at the 2010 Athens International Film+Video Festival. (watch the interview)

Robert Stewart will become director of the JSchool when Tom Hodson steps down at the end of June.

May 1, 2010 | comments (0)

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