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JSchool ambassadors play big role

by Robert Stewart, Director

Last Friday afternoon we hosted eleven prospective students, each with an entourage of family members. Prof. Mike Sweeney was our “faculty” presenter and four JSchool Ambassadors provided building tours. Bear in mind that this was on a Friday afternoon, and our Ambassadors receive no compensation.

JSchool Ambassadors (2010-11)

April 25, 2011 | comments (2)

Clarence Page (BSJ ’69) appears on Diane Rehm Show

by Robert Stewart, Director

In case you missed the show, our double-Pulitzer winner Clarence Page was on the Diane Rehm Show this past week, taking part in the program’s news roundup.

Here’s the YouTube video of the program:

April 24, 2011 | comments (0)

Heilbrunn (BSJ ’73) reflects on college, career, creativity

by Robert Stewart, Director

OU trustee Henry Heilbrunn graduated from the School of Journalism with a “print” education and loads of hands-on “broadcast” experience.

In this interview, Heilbrunn told me that what he’s now known for — creativity and innovation — only became exciting to him about ten years into his career.

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April 24, 2011 | comments (1)

Gasland filmmaker to speak

by Robert Stewart, Director

Josh Fox will speak in Memorial Auditorium tonight (8 p.m.) about his film, ‘Gasland.’ I encourage students to attend this talk (The E.W. Scripps School of Journalism is co-sponsoring this event).

I spent some time this morning watching interviews and stories about the film. Here are the ones I’ve watched so far:

April 20, 2011 | comments (0)

Millward receives state-level First Amendment Award

by Robert Stewart, Director

Senior journalism major Evan Millward has been named this year’s recipient of Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Pro Chapter’s First Amendment Award.

[NOTE: revised April 20, 2011]

April 18, 2011 | comments (0)

German student radio station invites Bobcats to work at ‘mephisto 97.6’

by Robert Stewart, Director

For the last two weeks, University of Leipzig’s Robert Ritzow has been on campus, urging students to visit the former East German city to take part in an international hands-on journalism experience.


In this video, Ritzow describes the background for his trip, as well as the opportunities in Leipzig for OU students who want to have an international journalism experience.

April 18, 2011 | comments (0)

WOUB interviews with symposium speakers available

by Robert Stewart, Director

Last week, WOUB interim GM Tom Hodson interviewed several speakers participating in the 2011 Schuneman Symposium before and between sessions.

The interviews, part of WOUB’s “Conversations from Studio B,” are available on the JSchool’s iTunes/podcast site. Those interviewed:

April 12, 2011 | comments (0)

Watch slideshow of Schuneman Symposium

by Robert Stewart, Director

Students in my JOUR 437 Newsletter Journalism course began editing photos from this week’s Schuneman Symposium. We’re in the process of uploading those to our flickr account, where you can see them as a slideshow.

Here’s the slideshow with the images we’ve uploaded so far.

April 8, 2011 | comments (0)

Symposium panels to feature documentary makers, recent alums

by Robert Stewart, Director

The two panels included in the 2011 Schuneman Symposium feature (respectively) documentary makers who focus on cancer issues and recent alumni who have followed creative career paths.

In the April 6, 10:10 a.m. panel, moderated by Scripps College of Communication dean, Greg Shepherd, John Kaplan (“Not As I Pictured”) and Casey Hayward (“The Art of the Possible”) will discuss their documentaries, each of which focuses on an aspect of cancer. Kaplan’s film is autobiographical, while Hayward’s examines treatment of cancer in children.

April 5, 2011 | comments (0)

Two Schuneman Symposium sessions available for replay

by Robert Stewart, Director

Recordings of two Schuneman Symposium presentations available as live streams on the Internet.

William Albert Allard’s talk was titled “WILLIAM ALBERT ALLARD: Five Decades,”

April 5, 2011 | comments (0)

Graduate Research Group collaborates, submits conference paper

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

New Scripps Professor Jatin Srivastava hit the ground running in fall 2010, forming a graduate research group that met informally to discuss issues in communication research. Out of this group emerged an collaboration that resulted in a conference paper sent off this month for possible presentation in summer.

Dr. Srivastava’s purpose was to promote and support communications research at the graduate level in the Scripps J-school.

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April 4, 2011 | comments (0)

Photography featured at Schuneman Symposium

by Robert Stewart, Director

The 2011 Schuneman Symposium will put photography front and center, featuring PhotoShelter founder Grover Sanschagrin and National Geographic photographer William Albert Allard. Sanschagrin received his degree in visual communication from OU in 1990.

Feedback from the 2009 and 2010 symposia sponsored by R. Smith and Patricia Schuneman indicated that the “Photography” part of the program was swamped by the “New Media” portion.

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April 2, 2011 | comments (0)

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