Ohio Journalist

Ohio Journalist 2006-07

In Memory

By Staff

(March 16, 2007) — James B. Frantz (BSJ 80), 48, of New York City, N.Y., formerly of Vandalis Ohio, passed away April 27, 2006, at his sisters home in Troy, Ohio, after a brief illness.

The Ohio Journalist Cover

By Staff

(March 16, 2007) — Cover page for the Winter 2007 edition of The Ohio Journalist.

In This Issue

By Staff

(March 16, 2007) — What can be found within this issue of The Ohio Journalist.

Lights... camera... MOVE!

By Thomas Hodson

(March 16, 2007) — Athens MidDay, the live five-day-a-week noon news program produced by our Broadcast Journalism sequence, will have a new home starting this coming fall.

Who is a Journalist

By Jessica Femec and Bridget Whelan

(March 16, 2007) — From pampheteers to bloggers, from broadsides to podcasts, the debate over "who is a journalist" has been argued for centuries.

Winter break is time for family, fun, food... and a little CAR training?

By Stephen Siff

(March 16, 2007) — IRE workshop gives Scripps students and faculty some experience with computer-assisted reporting.

Dedication celebrates endowment of $15 million

By Jessica Femec

(March 16, 2007) — A standing ovationerupted in the Templeton-Blackburn Memorial Alumni Auditorium on Sept. 12 as the first installment of a $15 million gift from the Scripps Howard Foundation to the College of Communication was presented to Ohio University President Roderick McDavis.

A fortunate past helps 'Scripps' embrace the future

By Morgan Moore

(March 16, 2007) — The College of Communication's new name - 'Scripps' - has some people familiar with the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism confused about the changing relationship between Scripps, the company, and Scripps, the journalism school.

Covering their own

By Clayton Purdom

(March 16, 2007) — Student journalists balance their ties to OU and their obligation to report problems at their school.

From China's huge capital to tiny Athens, master's student gets a lesson in culture

By Stefanie Klaus

(March 16, 2007) — Every fall, many professional journalists and recent college graduates come to Scripps to pursue master's degrees.

Facebook connects Scripps students, alumni, faculty

By Corie Richards

(March 16, 2007) — "Jane Smith has written something on your wall." You haven't seen her in years. Yet, with the help of Facebook, keeping in touch with old friends and creating new friends is as easy as "adding a friend" with a click of the mouse.

A workshop in radio teaches skills on the go

By Arian Smedley

(March 16, 2007) — An opportunity came my way in the fall that I couldn't even consider passing up.

Students help start new campus newspaper

By Tori Stepowoy

(March 16, 2007) — Scripps sophomore helps group of non-journalists and first-year students launch conservative paper in Athens.

'Post' staffers excited for more space, better equipment in new Baker Center

By Bridget Whelan

(March 16, 2007) — Since opening in 1953, Baker University Center has served a focal point for campus life.

A walk to remember

By Carly McCloskey

(March 16, 2007) — Soldier's protest becomes new mission after tour in Iraq.

Scripps profs 'sweep' AEJMC awards

By Staff

(March 16, 2007) — Two long-time faculty members were recently recognized for lifetime achievements by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, marking the first time in history that AEJMC has named two professors from the same school for the two prestigious honors in the same year.

Scripps welcomes new assistant professor

By Kristin Abbott

(March 16, 2007) — Carson B Wagner brings strong research background to advertising students.

'New York Times' veteran, visiting professional prepares students for future of journalism

By Arian Smedley

(March 16, 2007) — A new course at Scripps titled "Journalism in Transition" explores the future of communication and also serves as a theme for this year's Scripps Howard Visiting Professional.

Called to the classroom, alumni return as professors

By Tori Stepowoy

(March 16, 2007) — The strength of the relationship between alumni and the alumni and the School of Journalism is reflected in the number of alumni who have returned to teach over the years.

Alumni unfazed by bad press

By Arian Smedley

(March 16, 2007) — Despite a series of scandals over the past year at Ohio University, at least some alumni remain faithful and proud to be graduates of the School of Journalism.

Representing the nation, reaching out to the world

By Stefanie Klaus

(March 16, 2007) — The U.S. embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal, is the only overseas embassy with its own morgue.

Class Notes Winter 2007

By Staff

(March 16, 2007) — What are alumni doing now?

Broad skills tear down career boundaries

By Susan Murphy

(March 16, 2007) — Being a journalism student in Ohio University's Honors Tutorial College meant that I skipped prerequisite courses and studied one-to-one with Scripps professors.

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