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Journalism Awards Banquet draws record number

by Robert Stewart, Director

Giving out scholarships and top-graduating senior awards is an annual highlight for the faculty of the JSchool. But this year was different for several reasons.

First, attendance was a record high, with nearly 250 students, family members, faculty and donors in attendance.

April 28, 2014 | comments (0)

PhD student Enakshi Roy shares in $10,000 innovation prize

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Enakshi Roy shared in the top prize of the second annual Scripps Innovation Challenge, a media innovation contest sponsored by the Scripps College of Communication. She and Ehsan Ardjmand from Industrial Engineering and Naeem Gul from International Development studies split $10,000.

Roy writes, “We as a team . . . decided to solve the Challenge for Columbus Dispatch which was how do they monetize the 190,000 followers they have on Twitter. Using a data mining based algorithm, we came up with a software CATS — an acronym for Clustering, Audience Targeting and Shooting.”

April 25, 2014 | comments (0)

PhD student Enakshi Roy wins $500 for ‘Newsy Indian’ project

by Michael Sweeney, Professor; Associate Director for Graduate Studies

E.W. Scripps School of Journalism PhD student Enakshi Roy has won $500 for creating a news project aimed at informing people from India now living in the United States.

Her project is “The Newsy Indian.”

April 11, 2014 | comments (0)

Website “challenges”

by Robert Stewart, Director

In case you haven’t noticed, this website is not functioning quite right. We are trying to restore it to full functionality, but in the meantime, please bear with us.

Background: Last Friday we learned that our service provider had “gone out of business.” We had not been informed about this, so hadn’t had the chance to make other arrangements.

April 1, 2014 | comments (0)

50th Anniversary of LBJ speech on campus remembered

by Robert Stewart, Director

On May 7, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson came to speak on the Athens campus as part of his War on Poverty campaign. JSchool alumnus Sid Davis (BSJ ’52) came along to cover it for Westinghouse Broadcasting Company.

Barely a dozen years out of school, Davis already had covered the assassination of JFK in Dallas, serving as one of three pool reporters on Air Force One when Johnson was sworn into office.

April 1, 2014 | comments (0)

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