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Journalism in DC field trip (see slideshow)

by Robert Stewart, Director

Last week I took a group of ten journalism students to Washington DC to visit half a dozen media outlets that cover the nation’s capital.

Media stops included Cox, the Washington Post, C-SPAN, Bloomberg, NPR, and Scripps Howard News Service. We also met up with our alum, Clarence Page (BSJ ’69), two-time Pulitzer Prize winning columnist for the Chicago Tribune.

November 23, 2011 | comments (0)

by Robert Stewart, Director

November 23, 2011 | comments (0)

Ferchak discusses research in Morocco

by Robert Stewart, Director

Most students use scholarships to pay for tuition and books. Rachel Ferchak got scholarship funding earmarked for international travel and research.

Ferchak is a journalism student in the Honors Tutorial College. She used the “Maxine Stewart Foreign Correspondence Scholarship for Reporting on Culture and Religion” to fund a research trip to Morocco.

November 21, 2011 | comments (0)

Students (and parents) get set for Zambia trip over the break

by Robert Stewart, Director

This past Saturday our Institute for International Journalism hosted the parents of our students heading to Zambia for winter break.

Prof. Yusuf Kalyango and his sister prepared African food for the group of 18 students and their parents. The day also included a program with OU’s Study Abroad office, giving parents a chance to ask questions about the program.

November 17, 2011 | comments (0)

First-year student wins iPad2 by writing, writing, writing (about sports)

by Robert Stewart, Director

Even before arriving on campus for his first journalism class, George Peck was using our Twitter feed to find opportunities to get ahead.

November 17, 2011 | comments (0)

Bush Seminar 2011 photos

by Robert Stewart, Director

Today the JSchool faculty met together with members of our professional advisory board as well as students in our annual Bush Seminar.



Members of the JSchool’s social media “SWAT” team presented research about their work on behalf of the school. Alex Stuckey also talked about her work as part of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism Statehouse News Bureau.

The Bush Seminar provides the faculty the chance to discuss broad issues and challenges facing the school. Today’s agenda including a discussion about raising the program’s national visibility, revisiting the school’s mission statement, and working out details regarding the new portfolio option.

November 15, 2011 | comments (0)

Grad student wins Emmy

by Robert Stewart, Director

First-year masters student Allison Hunter (BSJ ’89) has won an Emmy Award as Executive Producer for the WYCC/PBS Chicago interview program, “Off 63rd.” The category was Outstanding Achievement for Interview/Discussion Programming.

Hunter currently teaches broadcast journalism courses for the school. She received her BSJ from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism in 1989. She has worked as a producer and executive producer in commercial and public stations across the country, including in Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Chicago, Boston and Los Angeles. She is originally from New York.

November 10, 2011 | comments (0)

Free Press’ president gives press conference about net neutrality

by Robert Stewart, Director

Craig Aaron, CEO and president of Free Press, gave a press conference this morning in Scripps Hall, calling on citizens to contact their members of Congress to defend current Internet regulations that preserve network neutrality.

The press conference was attended by journalism students in the JFreshmen Newsroom.

November 4, 2011 | comments (0)

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