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Drop by for our Homecoming reception

Journalism alumni back in Athens for Homecoming should drop by Scripps Hall immediately after the parade to meet up with former (and new!) professors, classmates, staff and JSchool Ambassadors.

Former director Ralph Izard is back in town and plans to attend, which probably will be a highlight for many alums from the “Riz” generation. Many Posties will remember fondly Ralph’s work as adviser to The Post.

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October 11, 2011 | comments (0)

Widow of JSchool’s first African American grad discusses new book

Widow of first African American graduate of the JSchool interviewed by WOUB. Discusses life in Southest Ohio, as well as her husband’s experiences as a journalist.

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October 3, 2011 | comments (0)

2011 Ohio Journalist available as PDF

The current edition of our alumni magazine, the Ohio Journalist, is now available. Click on the magazine cover to download the PDF.

Table of Contents:

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September 30, 2011 | comments (0)

SAF Board for 2014-15 includes recent grads

Alumni, if you are interested in getting involved with SAF activities, email one of the board members. Or connect through Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn. You’re all part of the ecosystem called the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. Don’t be shy.

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September 24, 2011 | comments (0)

WaPo notes alum’s videos going viral (in China)

Under the headline, “VOA’s video startlet is hugh in China,” the Washington Post recently featured Jessica Beinecke (BSJ ’08) and her Voice of America program.

View Tara Bahrampour’s profile of Beinecke:

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September 15, 2011 | comments (0)

Rosenweig (BSJ ’71) reflects on 9/11 coverage

JSchool alum Marc Rosenweig’s recent column takes a look at how three journalists covered 9/11.

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August 23, 2011 | comments (0)

Hitchens (BSJ ’81) receives alum award during reunion for The Post

When a group of Posties who graduated in the late 1970s and early ’80s gather in Athens, they meet at the Union.

That’s where I first met Theresa Hitchens, who was voted alum of the year a couple years ago but had yet to pick up the ward. That’s because she lives in Switzerland, where she directs the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.

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August 17, 2011 | comments (0)

2011 Grammar/Social Media ‘bootcamp’

Our first-ever Society of Alumni and Friends “bootcamp” brought more than two dozen alumni back to campus last weekend to hone their grammar chops and update their social media skills.

None other than Prof. Emeritus Dru Evarts conducted the grammar session, and 2010 alumnus Ryan Lytle of U.S. News & World Report presented the branding workshop that he gave to our seniors at the most recent Senior Saturday.

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July 16, 2011 | comments (0)

Workshop newscast a collaboration with WOUB

Check out this newscast, produced by students in our recent High School Journalism Workshop.

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June 29, 2011 | comments (0)

2011 Graduation Photos

Here are pictures from the @scrippsjschool 2011 graduation. Enjoy!

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June 13, 2011 | comments (0)

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)

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!

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May 16, 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)

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.

read more

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May 8, 2011 | comments (0)

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

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)

Homecoming 2010: WOUB, JSchool reception, and alumni panel

The 2010 edition of Homecoming packs a wallop. It starts with WOUB’s alumni reunion &mdash featuring the likes of Scripps College alumni Martin Savidge (freelance reporter, CNN) and Chris Guarino (senior producer, Washington Week with Gwen Iffel).

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October 18, 2010 | comments (0)

During my recent trip to DC I interviewed NPR’s Erica Ryan, one of eight alums I met with who work in various journalism positions in the Washington area.

As a journalism student, Erica was in the News Writing and Editing sequence, but she now works for one of the main broadcast news organizations in the country. In this video she explains how she came to be “Editor” for digital news at NPR.

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September 7, 2010 | comments (0)

I’ve known Andy for many years, and had heard several legendary tales about his time as a student. I was determined to track him down on my recent trip to DC to ask him about some of these stories. What I learned about his experiences while a student at OU was far more compelling than even the legends. In the first video, Andy explains why he didn’t spend as much time in the classroom as he should have (hint: The Post). He also describes his three international “internship” experiences, starting with the summer between his first and second year.

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August 28, 2010 | comments (0)

Garrett Downing graduated from the JSchool this past June. He already had landed a position with WEWS in Cleveland. I recently received this email, which he has given me permission to republish.

A recent photo [added 9/14/10] of Garrett on set during a WEWS sports program.

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August 26, 2010 | comments (0)

I just received the following “report” from our top graduating senior, Chelsea Toy. She gave me permission to share it with you.

With our company also owning lots of related publications, our group publisher asked me this week to help him expand the barrel racing coverage on one of our sister magazines, Spin To Win Rodeo. This is going to be great, as Spin To Win is pretty much the top roping/rodeo magazine in the industry, and I used this magazine for part of my market review in my HTC scholarly essay that accompanied my professional project. (And that was just one year ago that Cary Frith and I were putting that analysis together… Funny how things change in a year.)

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July 8, 2010 | comments (0)

Stay connected

Social media have created a buzz in our field because they help people stay connected. But my gut tells me that social media only work when users want to stay connected — be it to people or organizations.

Part of my job in the JSchool is to utilize social media tools to help our students and alumni stay connected — to us and to each other. But unless we provide good reasons for folks to want to stay connected, no amount of tweeting or podcasting will bring us closer together.

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December 18, 2009 | comments (0)

Alumni return to speak to freshmen

The freshmen class in the JSchool recently heard four alums speak about their careers. What they heard was simple: You are part of a tradition. Don’t blow it.

OK, their message was a little more nuanced, but in essence Cooper Jones (’00), Stephanie Busack (’05), Dan Farkas (’98) and Chelsea Hamilton (’06) told students in my J101 class that they have a responsibility to work hard, achieve and then give back. That’s the formula for making the JSchool a quality program.

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October 14, 2008 | comments (0)

More, more, more content

The JSchool’s Web site features much more content as of today. New topic-specific sections have been added, making it easier to find exactly the information you seek, and some you might not even expect.

Sequence-specific pages feature interviews with the top graduating senior for that area of study. These interviews give prospective students and students still enrolled a chance to learn from top students some important life lessons.

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August 6, 2008 | comments (0)

Bootcamp offered by JSchool’s Society of Alumni and Friends

This summer we’re conducting our first refresher course for alumni, organized by our Society of Alumni and Friends.


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