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NYC business journalism trip opens doors to major media companies

This past week, JSchool students visiting New York met with business journalists at Bloomberg, the New York Times, Fox Business News, CNBC, and the Dow Jones Newswire/Wall Street Journal. And just for kicks they spent Friday afternoon on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

The “Journalism on Wall Street” trip, also available for course credit, was organized with the help of alumnus Marc Rosenweig (BSJ ’71), one of the creators of CNBC.

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May 30, 2011 | comments (0)

Two SUSI scholars will present research papers at AEJMC National Convention

For the first time, Dr. Yusuf Kalyango, the director of the Institute for International Journalism , encouraged all of the scholars to submit original research papers to the conference. Drs. Anne Cooper-Chen, Guido Stempel and Yusuf Kalyango as well as doctoral student Ed Simpson edited eight research papers in March.

These staff members had three weeks to edit each paper and provide the proper feedback to the author in order for the author to make the appropriate corrections before the April 1 deadline. After reading and editing those papers, they advised two scholars not to submit to the conference. Therefore, three of the six papers submitted were accepted for presentation.

posted in: AEJMC, Conference, IIJ, Research Papers, SUSI 2011, SUSI Scholar, susinews
May 24, 2011 | comments (0)

Master’s student Ashley Carnifax wins top paper award

Ashley Carnifax, a Scripps master’s student from Melbourne, Fla., won the “Best Student Paper” award in the Magazine Division of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

Carnifax will present her paper, “Candid Conversations: A Content Analysis of the Subjects of the Playboy Interview,” at the AEJMC convention in August in St. Louis.

May 23, 2011 | comments (0)

Lecture on WikiLeaks open to the public

JSchool alumnus Jonathan Peters’ Kappa Tau Alpha Lecture will examine the strength of legal protections afforded Wikileaks.

Peters’ talk will be part of the KTA induction ceremony, during which new initiates join the honorary society associated with journalism education. Only students in the top ten percent of their graduating class are invited to join KTA. The program will be held on June 2 at 5 p.m. (Scripps 111). The ceremony is open to the public.

May 23, 2011 | comments (0)

Lowery discusses plans for The Post

A recent interview with Wes Lowery, incoming editor of The Post, sheds some insight into his plans for the upcoming year.

He also gave his “pitch” for why journalism students should work at The Post, and discussed plans for celebrating a major milestone in the newspaper’s history.

May 22, 2011 | comments (0)

Undergrads win first and third place in AEJMC international journalism contest

Two JSchool students have won international journalism awards for stories written in Prof. Yusuf Kalyango’s Foreign Correspondence course.

Chu Yang‘s story, “Rap in the Name of Buddha,” took first place in the 2011 student international multimedia news story contest organized by the International Communication Division of the AEJMC.

May 20, 2011 | comments (0)

Scripps Students to Present 14 Research Papers at AEJMC

Graduate students in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism have had a banner year for research, placing 14 sole-authored or co-authored papers on the program of the annual confernence of the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication.

The papers underwent double-blind review, competing successfully against the work of not only other universities’ graduate students, but also papers written by university professors throughout the world.

posted in: AEJMC, grad students
May 20, 2011 | comments (0)

Advising promotion materials created by JOUR338 students

Students in Prof. Jatin Srivastava’s JOUR 338 courses helped us out this quarter by producing promotional material for our “get out the vote” (uh, show up for advising) campaign.

Here are the posters they created, which we’ll display in the Scripps Hall Atrium before the end of the quarter. Click on the thumbnail to see a larger version of the poster.

May 17, 2011 | comments (0)

Freshmen JSchool students reflect on year one

A recent conversation with one of our first-year students made me realize just how active journalism students can become in their freshman year.

That prompted me to do what I always seem to do: Make a video and post it to YouTube. This video is a compilation of several students’ reflections on their first three quarters here at Ohio University.

May 17, 2011 | comments (0)

JSchool’s alumni society wins top honors

From Stephanie Pavol, president of SAF:

And a big thank you to Stephanie for her leadership this year!

posted in: alumni
May 16, 2011 | comments (0)

@FlareCode getting fired up

A digital company started by JSchool students Ian Bowman-Henderson and Niklos Salontay has been selected by 10X accelerator for $20K of start-up funding. But they could get 10 times that amount if they have a good summer.

Here’s the news from Nik:

May 12, 2011 | comments (0)

Alumni ‘givers’ featured in banquet video

Last night at the Journalism Banquet we gave out more than $100K in scholarships for the coming year. A number of those scholarships were the result of financial gifts from alumni.

In this video, which was shown last evening, several of our generous alumni discuss why they’ve given money to help current students.

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May 12, 2011 | comments (0)

The difference one year can make

This has been a banner year for “sunshine” efforts here at Ohio University, culminating in the Ohio Sunshine Summit hosted on campus earlier this year.

Just one year ago, the same SPJ chapter awarded Ohio University its Brick Wall Award, which was noted in an INC article by JSchool student Rebecca McKinsey, currently a reporter for The Post.

May 10, 2011 | comments (1)

Ad Club team headed to nationals

In case you missed the news, OU’s advertising students are celebrating their third win in four years at the 5th District National Student Advertising Competition.

In this interview, Hilary Johnson and Prof. Craig Davis talk about this year’s campaign and the competition.

May 9, 2011 | comments (0)

Linke (BSJ ’41) still making his mark on the JSchool

This week the Richard O. Linke Scholarship will be awarded at the Journalism Banquet. Learn more about Linke in an interview posted on YouTube by Director Robert Stewart.

May 9, 2011 | comments (0)

Join INC pub ‘spilling’ about journalism

Every other Thursday evening at 9 p.m. local time, SPJ INC-ers and anyone else can chime in on Twitter (#INCspills) for conversation about current topics in journalism.

Last Thursday they “spilled” on such topics as how the breaking news of Osama bin Laden’s death was covered. According to INC’s Sarah Grothjan, they also focused “on the multiple news outlets that broke news of the death before Obama confirmed it in his speech.”

May 9, 2011 | comments (0)

Alexander (BSJ ’72) inducted into Scripps College Hall of Fame

Last week, esteemed alumnus Andy Alexander was recognized for his many career accomplishments as well as his service to the JSchool, the Scripps College and Ohio University.

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posted in: alumni
May 8, 2011 | comments (0)

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