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Pulitzer Prize winning alum returns to show film

by Robert Stewart, Director

This year’s Schuneman Symposium features the showing of an award-winning film about beating cancer.

The patient-as-producer, John Kaplan, received his BSJ in 1982 and his masters degree in 1998. Between those degrees he won the 1992 Feature Photography Pulitzer Prize for “Age 21 in America,” a photo essay of the lives of young adults.

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March 30, 2011 | comments (0)

JSchool offers first Social Media Summit

by Robert Stewart, Director

This just in: Student leaders from a wide range of publications and journalism organizations here at OU want to use social media to reach bigger audiences, as well as interact with those audiences.

That’s not a particularly startling announcement. But the fact that so many representatives showed up to take part in our first-ever Social Media Summit indicates to me that they’re not only interested in learning more about new communication tools, they’re also willing to learn from each other. Even though in many cases they compete for stories — just like in the “real world.”

March 12, 2011 | comments (0)

Congrats to our SPJ Mark of Excellence finalists

by Robert Stewart, Director

Every year the Society of Professional Journalists honors top student journalism with Mark of Excellence Awards.

From SPJ’s website:

March 12, 2011 | comments (0)

Former Post editor recalls student days, career path with the AP

by Robert Stewart, Director

During my interview with him, Sewell talked about opportunities for internships at the AP, suggestions for getting the most out of a journalism education, as well as changes in journalism since he started in the late 1970s.

March 8, 2011 | comments (0)

WaPo correspondent talks about Sudan (updated)

by Robert Stewart, Director

The JSchool’s Institute for International Journalism recently co-hosted Rebecca Hamilton of the Washington Post and author of ’Fighting for Darfur.’

The following video clips are from an interview I did with Hamilton during her visit to Ohio University.

March 1, 2011 | comments (0)

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