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SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM
AND THE AWARDS KEEP ROLLING IN
J-School students did it again this week. The Society of Professional Journalists announced its national Mark of Excellence awards, which are given to college journalists for outstanding work published in student and professional media. A first place award went to Andrew Kelleher for Television Sports Photography. His story, "Help a Willing Kid," can be found here. National finalists include the staff of the New Bullying for Online News Reporting and Josh Sidorowicz for Television News Reporting.
J-SCHOOL HONORS OUTSTANDING STUDENTS
The School of Journalism hosted its annual awards convocation on April 21 and honored its best. Recognized were 50 students who received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to full tuition; 47 students who received national, regional and state awards and scholarships; and 120 students who secured internships and field experiences.
"As student after student walks up to receive their awards and their bios are read, I am very inspired about the future of journalism," said Lucinda Davenport, director of the School of Journalism. "The industry is in the good hand of these future leaders and visionaries who have already done so much."
For all of the awards, read the list here.
FEDERICO SUBERVI TO PRESENT MARY A. GARDNER LECTURE APRIL 18
The director of the Center for the Study of Latino Media and Markets will deliver this year's Mary A. Gardner Lecture on Thursday, April 18, at 4 p.m. in Room 145 of the Communcation Arts and Sciences Building.
Dr. Federico Subervi has been working on journalism and communication issues for several decades. He has done comprehensive research about the news media, and he has reviewed and evaluated mainstream news outlets and networks. During the Lecture, Subervi will provide an overview of the journalism landscape in the U.S. and examine the new opportunities for professionals in the field.
A full professor at Texas State University-San Marcos, Subervi is the author of more than 50 journal articles, essays, book chapters and reports. Last year, he received the Lionel L. Barrow Jr. Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education, a prestigious honor from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.
The Mary A. Gardner lecture series began in 2002 to honor Professor Emeritus Mary Gardner, who helped establish the Hispanics in Journalism program in the J-School with a grant from the Gannett Foundation. For many years, Gardner would spend her summers in Mexico at the El Norte newspaper, where she helped young reporters become stronger journalists. Gardner died in 2004.
A journalism senior will spend nine days studying media in Japan next month after being awarded an all-expense paid trip by the Scripps Howard Foundation.
Emily Wilkins is one of nine winners of the annual Roy W. Howard National Collegiate Reporting Competition.
Wilkins said she is excited about the award.
"It's fantastic to have the opportunity to travel to a country as culturally rich and interesting as Japan and to be doing so as a student journalist," Wilkins said.
The competition was established in 1984 in cooperation with the Indiana University School of Journalism and honors the memory of Howard, who led Scripps Howard Newspapers from 1922-1953 and United Press International from 1912-1920.
The winners were chosen for the high quality of their work, an essay about their interest in international affairs and letters of recommendation.
Wilkins has interned with several newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau, the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch and the Colorado Springs Gazette.
A few days after she returns from Japan, Wilkins will start another internship at the Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau.
Wilkins is from Farmington Hills, Mich.
SPARTAN SPORTS JOURNALISM CLASSIC THIS THURSDAY
(East Lansing, MI) – Some of the biggest names in sports journalism convened at Michigan State University's College of Communication Arts & Sciences (CAS) building Thursday, April 11. NBA All Star and Michigan State University Athletics Hall of Famer Steve Smith and CAS Dean Pamela Whitten hosted the first Spartan Sports Journalism Classic.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MSU SPJ REGION 4 MARK OF EXCELLENCE WINNERS
Michigan State University students were recognized with 17 regional Mark of Excellence awards by the Society of Professional Journalists on Saturday.
The students received their awards at the SPJ Region 4 Conference at the University of Dayton. The Mark of Excellence Awards annually recognize college journalists for outstanding work published in student and professional media.
First-place winners move on to the national level against winners from SPJ's 11 other regions. First-place winners from MSU include:
The New Bullying staff, Online News Reporting (Large)
Victoria Marzec, Television Feature Photography
Josh Sidorowicz, Television News Photography
Andrew Kelleher, Television Sports Photography
For more SPJ results, please go to the Awards and Achievements page.
WATCHDOG WORKSHOPCOMING TO THE J-SCHOOL APRIL 13 & APRIL 14
This training will offer several core sessions that will help journalists improve their ability to find information on the Web quickly, point them to key documents and data that will help add depth to their daily work and produce quick-hit enterprise stories.
The sessions are designed for reporters, editors, and producers from small, midsize and large publications, TV, radio stations, Web-only news sites and news blogs. Freelancers, students and journalism educators are also encouraged to attend.
On Sunday, April 14, IRE will offer another event, Computer-Assisted Reporting Training, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This hands-on workshop will cover how to use Excel, a powerful electronic spreadsheet for deadline and beat reporting on budgets, salaries, election data and more. Attendees will also learn to dig deeper using the Internet and find valuable datasets for stories. Class size is limited; register early to reserve a seat on a first-come, first-served basis.
More information and registration is available on the IRE site.
KNIGHT CENTER COLLABORATES WITH WKAR TO PRODUCE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTENT
The Knight Center for Environmental Journalism has partnered with WKAR to support environmental news and information on the station's new Current State public affairs program.
Every Tuesday morning the station will broadcast an interview relevant to the environment of the Great Lakes region. In addition, the station will report occasional environmental feature stories.
The programming is produced by J-School graduate Emanuele Berry who had worked at the Knight Center's Great Lakes Echo environmental news service prior to graduation.
A WKAR interview with Knight Center Associate Director David Poulson discussing the collaboration is here.
STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN TECH SHOWCASE
Danielle Turcotte and Nate Zemanek shared their iPad magazine project at the Sixth Annual MSU Faculty Technology Showcase in February along with their instructor, Cheryl Pell. The magazine was the class project of JRN 400, the capstone class in the School of Journalism. Now in the iTunes store to download for free, "Glyph Magazine: College Mental Health" included stories, photos and interactive designs produced by members of the class during the fall semester.
Sponsored by the Colleges of Education, Arts and Letters and Engineering, and the Office of Libraries and Information Technology Services, the showcase is an opportunity for departments and colleges to share their technology innovations in instruction and research.
Four other projects, all based on some aspect of mental health, were produced by students in other sections taught by Jeremy Steele, Darcy Greene and Serena Carpenter. Projects included another Glyph magazine app on autism, called "My Young Mind;" and multimedia sites "Off the Field Report;" "The Black Mind;" and the "LGBT Mind."