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2017 JCOM grad, now a UPR veteran, Aimee Cobabe takes her talents to central Utah radio station as news director.
2017 JCOM grad and UPR pro takes her talents to KSVC in Richfield

2017 JCOM grad and UPR pro takes her talents to KSVC in Richfield

2017 JCOM grad, now a UPR veteran, Aimee Cobabe takes her talents to central Utah radio station as news director.

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Congratulations to two Aggies who brought home statues from the Regional Emmy Awards!
2018 USU JCOM Regional Student Emmy WInners

2018 USU JCOM Regional Student Emmy WInners

Congratulations to two Aggies who brought home statues from the Regional Emmy Awards!

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Ethan Babcock, a senior studying public relations is highlighting what he learned in JCOM 2180 Beginning Photojournalism.
A Highlight of JCOM 2180 Beginning Photojournalism.

A Highlight of JCOM 2180 Beginning Photojournalism.

Ethan Babcock, a senior studying public relations is highlighting what he learned in JCOM 2180 Beginning Photojournalism.

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The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mountain Chapter, hosted the 2022 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards in Phoenix, Arizona, recently and honored students and a broadcast professor from USU’s JCOM.
Aggie Journalists Honored at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

Aggie Journalists Honored at the 2022 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Rocky Mountain Chapter, hosted the 2022 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards in Phoenix, Arizona, recently and honored students and a broadcast professor from USU’s JCOM.

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Utah State University journalism professor Brian Champagne spent this past Sunday morning in a Phoenix airport wondering how he was going to get 12 clunky Emmy award statues onto his flight and back to Logan.
Aggie TV wins student Emmy | Journalism

Aggie TV wins student Emmy

Utah State University journalism professor Brian Champagne spent this past Sunday morning in a Phoenix airport wondering how he was going to get 12 clunky Emmy award statues onto his flight and back to Logan.

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Dozens of Utah State University students, alumni and faculty members have been honored by the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Aggie journalists honored for reporting, service to community

Aggie journalists honored for reporting, service to community

Dozens of Utah State University students, alumni and faculty members have been honored by the state chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Each year in June, the state’s top awards for journalists and broadcasters are presented by the Society for Professional Journalists. And every June, Aggies are well represented.
Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Each year in June, the state’s top awards for journalists and broadcasters are presented by the Society for Professional Journalists. And every June, Aggies are well represented.

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Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide Society of Professional Journalists awards
Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide awards

Aggie journalists, broadcasters recognized in statewide Society of Professional Journalists awards

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Broadcast students in USU's Department of Journalism and Communication earned awards in an annual contest of the Society for Professional Journalists. They were especially strong in television reporting.
Aggie student broadcasters continue winning tradition in SPJ competition

Aggie student broadcasters continue winning tradition in SPJ competition

Broadcast students in USU's Department of Journalism and Communication earned awards in an annual contest of the Society for Professional Journalists. They were especially strong in television reporting.

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Kramer skyped in from Afghanistan to discuss how to be a better reporter and answer questions. He touched on treating every story like a basic news story, having fun with your leads and ways a reporter can utilize social media.
Andrew Kramer of The New York Times Gives JCOM Students Advice

Andrew Kramer of The New York Times Gives JCOM Students Advice

Kramer skyped in from Afghanistan to discuss how to be a better reporter and answer questions. He touched on treating every story like a basic news story, having fun with your leads and ways a reporter can utilize social media.

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LaPlante wins ethics award for decision to keep sources safe in their wartorn world.
At what cost? JCOM professor lauded for putting lives ahead of headlines

At what cost? JCOM professor lauded for putting lives ahead of headlines

LaPlante wins ethics award for decision to keep sources safe in their wartorn world.

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Nine journalism and communication students, as well as some from other programs, earned college Emmy nominations.
Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations

Nine journalism and communication students, as well as some from other programs, earned college Emmy nominations.

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The Department of Journalism and Communication (JCOM) is partnering with the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business (JMHSB) to offer up to four work opportunities during the Fall 2017 Semester.
Breaking News: JCOM and Huntsman Now Offering Video and PR Work Opportunities This Semester!

Breaking News: JCOM and Huntsman Now Offering Video and PR Work Opportunities This Semester!

The Department of Journalism and Communication (JCOM) is partnering with the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business (JMHSB) to offer up to four work opportunities during the Fall 2017 Semester.

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As the 2022 school year winds down, the JCOM program is highlighting a few of our students who go above and beyond in their studies.
Congratulations to Our Outstanding JCOM Students

Congratulations to Our Outstanding JCOM Students

As the 2022 school year winds down, the JCOM program is highlighting a few of our students who go above and beyond in their studies.

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Two diversely talented and versatile students have been named Media Scholars by Utah State University’s Department of Journalism and Communication.
Department of Journalism and Communication announces two new Media Scholars

Department of Journalism and Communication announces two new Media Scholars

Two diversely talented and versatile students have been named Media Scholars by Utah State University’s Department of Journalism and Communication.

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Mid-Utah Radio has a brand new voice coming to its airwaves. Aimee Cobabe has joined the radio group as News Director at KSVC AM/FM.
Emmy award-winning reporter named as news director at Mid-Utah Radio | Journalism

Emmy award-winning reporter named as news director at Mid-Utah Radio

Mid-Utah Radio has a brand new voice coming to its airwaves. Aimee Cobabe has joined the radio group as News Director at KSVC AM/FM.

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Watch author Sarah Gailey's complete speech, "Fear the Female Voice," on how the female voice can change the world.
Fear the Female Voice

Fear the Female Voice

Watch author Sarah Gailey's complete speech, "Fear the Female Voice," on how the female voice can change the world.

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Matthew LaPlante
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Radiowest
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KUER's RadioWest rebroadcast its 2017 interview with associate professor of journalism Matthew LaPlante, whose work has highlighted the systemic violence in El Salvador and the desperation of families to escape.
For soon-to-be deported Salvadorans, a terrible fate awaits | Journalism

For soon-to-be deported Salvadorans, a terrible fate awaits

KUER's RadioWest rebroadcast its 2017 interview with associate professor of journalism Matthew LaPlante, whose work has highlighted the systemic violence in El Salvador and the desperation of families to escape.

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A French photographer who has spent several years documenting the people whose lives and livelihoods are centered around the ceaseless churn of executions in Texas will be the second Morris Media & Society lecturer of 2016.
French photographer to discuss her journey into the heart of American capital punishment

French photographer to discuss her journey into the heart of American capital punishment

A French photographer who has spent several years documenting the people whose lives and livelihoods are centered around the ceaseless churn of executions in Texas will be the second Morris Media & Society lecturer of 2016.

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There are no rich people on death row. That was one of the first things photojournalist Caroline Planque noticed in 2005 when she began visiting prisoners condemned to die by lethal injection in Texas.
French photojournalist discusses her exploration of capital punishment in the United States

French photojournalist discusses her exploration of capital punishment in the United States

There are no rich people on death row. That was one of the first things photojournalist Caroline Planque noticed in 2005 when she began visiting prisoners condemned to die by lethal injection in Texas.

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The former political reporter, an assistant professor of journalism at South Dakota State University, will visit Utah State’s Logan campus on Monday, Oct. 3, as the third Morris Media and Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016.
From ‘polarizing’ Palin to ‘crooked’ Hillary: Utah State speaker to discuss history of labeling women politicians

From ‘polarizing’ Palin to ‘crooked’ Hillary: Utah State speaker to discuss history of labeling women politicians

The former political reporter, an assistant professor of journalism at South Dakota State University, will visit Utah State’s Logan campus on Monday, Oct. 3, as the third Morris Media and Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016.

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The recent revelations about powerful men who have used their authority to abuse women and other men have drawn attention yet again to sexual violence and harassment. Avoiding these issues is not an option for us.
How J-School Professors Should Talk About Sexual Harassment, Abuse in Class | Journalism

How J-School Professors Should Talk About Sexual Harassment, Abuse in Class

The recent revelations about powerful men who have used their authority to abuse women and other men have drawn attention yet again to sexual violence and harassment. Avoiding these issues is not an option for us.

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For victims of sexual assault, the minutes it takes to get to USU's Office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information can be the difference between reporting a crime and staying silent.
Is an anti-sexual assault office’s location preventing victims from reporting?

Is an anti-sexual assault office’s location preventing victims from reporting?

For victims of sexual assault, the minutes it takes to get to USU's Office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information can be the difference between reporting a crime and staying silent.

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Cody Penman
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PR Agency is an awesome class to give real world experience. Steve is a great teacher and has had a lot of PR jobs throughout the country. We have real clients we get to work with and help their company grow.
JCOM 5320 Public Relations Agency Highlight

JCOM 5320 Public Relations Agency Highlight

PR Agency is an awesome class to give real world experience. Steve is a great teacher and has had a lot of PR jobs throughout the country. We have real clients we get to work with and help their company grow.

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The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Emmy Awards for Journalism Excellence to two Utah State University student broadcasters for their excellent reporting appearing on Aggie Television.
JCOM Broadcasters Take Home Emmy Awards for Aggie-TV Reporting

JCOM Broadcasters Take Home Emmy Awards for Aggie-TV Reporting

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences presented Emmy Awards for Journalism Excellence to two Utah State University student broadcasters for their excellent reporting appearing on Aggie Television.

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Kim Hixson was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His background consists of working in media, industry, government and education.
JCOM Welcomes a New Department Head

JCOM Welcomes a New Department Head

Kim Hixson was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His background consists of working in media, industry, government and education.

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The research and creative works symposium, now in its second year, is titled "Our Mediated World: The Many Facets of Media Research and Creative Development at Utah State."
JCOM symposium on Feb. 27 looks at ways media is researched at USU

JCOM symposium on Feb. 27 looks at ways media is researched at USU

The research and creative works symposium, now in its second year, is titled "Our Mediated World: The Many Facets of Media Research and Creative Development at Utah State."

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Several journalism and communication students were recognized at the CHaSS Awards ceremony on March 29.
Journalism and Communication Students Honored

Journalism and Communication Students Honored

Several journalism and communication students were recognized at the CHaSS Awards ceremony on March 29.

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A Utah State University professor's latest work has made the New York Times' Best Sellers list.
Matt LaPlante Best Selling Book

Matt LaPlante Best Selling Book

A Utah State University professor's latest work has made the New York Times' Best Sellers list.

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Melissa Allison
Journalism and Communication
As she neared her 50th birthday — after two tries and with four children at home and a bevy of personal challenges to overcome — Allison wasn’t certain she’d make it to graduation on her third try, either.
Non-traditional student becomes first Media Scholar at Utah State University

Non-traditional student becomes first Media Scholar at Utah State University

As she neared her 50th birthday — after two tries and with four children at home and a bevy of personal challenges to overcome — Allison wasn’t certain she’d make it to graduation on her third try, either.

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Professor Cathy Bullock has been named interim department head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at USU, replacing Kim Hixson, who is leaving to be a dean at a Maryland University.
Prof. Cathy Bullock named as interim JCOM department head, replacing Hixson

Prof. Cathy Bullock named as interim JCOM department head, replacing Hixson

Professor Cathy Bullock has been named interim department head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at USU, replacing Kim Hixson, who is leaving to be a dean at a Maryland University.

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Utah State University Journalism and Communication majors took home a myriad awards from the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Region 9 Awards.
Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in New Mexico | Journalism

Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in New Mexico

Utah State University Journalism and Communication majors took home a myriad awards from the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Region 9 Awards.

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Authors Matthew LaPlante, journalism professor at USU, and geneticist David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, look at what can rejuvenate human cells in their new book, "Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To."
Research in best-selling book seeks to give us longer, healthier lives

Research in best-selling book seeks to give us longer, healthier lives

Authors Matthew LaPlante, journalism professor at USU, and geneticist David Sinclair of Harvard Medical School, look at what can rejuvenate human cells in their new book, "Lifespan: Why We Age and Why We Don’t Have To."

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Emmys
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Broadcast students in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University took home the award for Best Newscast from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ university competition.
Student TV Anchors, Reporters Win Top Newscast Award from Emmy Organization

Student TV Anchors, Reporters Win Top Newscast Award from Emmy Organization

Broadcast students in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University took home the award for Best Newscast from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ university competition.

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Golden Spike
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Transcontinental railroad
A half-hour documentary on the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike will be shown on KUED7.
Student documentary airing on KUED examines the lasting impact of Spike 150

Student documentary airing on KUED examines the lasting impact of Spike 150

A half-hour documentary on the 150th anniversary of the Golden Spike will be shown on KUED7.

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Al Lewis and Jennie Christensen, two well-known Logan radio personalities, have been selected for induction into the Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.
Two Logan broadcasters to be inducted into Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Two Logan broadcasters to be inducted into Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Al Lewis and Jennie Christensen, two well-known Logan radio personalities, have been selected for induction into the Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame.

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The Eagle, the student newspaper of Utah State University Eastern, cleaned up at the Utah Press Association 2021 BNC Awards Dinner, capturing first place in six categories.
USU Eastern Eagle brings home six first place wins at Utah Newspaper contest

USU Eastern Eagle brings home six first place wins at Utah Newspaper contest

The Eagle, the student newspaper of Utah State University Eastern, cleaned up at the Utah Press Association 2021 BNC Awards Dinner, capturing first place in six categories.

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Even in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, Utah State University Eastern’s “The Eagle” student newspaper continued to publish and won 21 awards at the Utah Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest in June.
USU Eastern's The Eagle Newspaper Wins 21 Awards at Utah Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest

USU Eastern's The Eagle Newspaper Wins 21 Awards at Utah Press Association's Better Newspaper Contest

Even in the midst of COVID-19 restrictions, Utah State University Eastern’s “The Eagle” student newspaper continued to publish and won 21 awards at the Utah Press Association’s annual Better Newspaper Contest in June.

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At the 2019 Society of Professional Journalists conference in Albuquerque April 6, USU's A-TV News won 12 Mark of Excellence Awards (winner or finalist). Region 9 includes Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
USU broadcast students dominate the 2018 Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 student awards.

USU broadcast students dominate the 2018 Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 student awards.

At the 2019 Society of Professional Journalists conference in Albuquerque April 6, USU's A-TV News won 12 Mark of Excellence Awards (winner or finalist). Region 9 includes Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.

Journalism and Communication
Sheryl Worsley
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Journalism
News
A lot has changed since news reporters were physically "cutting tape" — so much that many people believe news organizations like KSL are doomed to extinction — but Sheryl Worsley has a lot of hope for the future.
USU speaker: Legacy media can win the fight for digital space (Full Video Below)

USU speaker: Legacy media can win the fight for digital space (Full Video Below)

A lot has changed since news reporters were physically "cutting tape" — so much that many people believe news organizations like KSL are doomed to extinction — but Sheryl Worsley has a lot of hope for the future.

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Statesman
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Utah Public Radio and Utah Statesman reporters win a shelf of SPJ awards for 2018.
USU student journalists make headlines with awards for 1st-rate reporting

USU student journalists make headlines with awards for 1st-rate reporting

Utah Public Radio and Utah Statesman reporters win a shelf of SPJ awards for 2018.

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Journalism
A new class at Utah State University will help journalists develop a stronger understanding of science, and help scientists develop their skills as communicators.
UTAH STATE LAUNCHES NEW SCIENCE WRITING CLASS

UTAH STATE LAUNCHES NEW SCIENCE WRITING CLASS

A new class at Utah State University will help journalists develop a stronger understanding of science, and help scientists develop their skills as communicators.

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While many journalists are struggling to keep up with the shift of job availability, broadcast students at Utah State University are turning job offers down.
Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce

Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce

While many journalists are struggling to keep up with the shift of job availability, broadcast students at Utah State University are turning job offers down.

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Nine students from Utah State University’s Department of Journalism and Communication gathered with college students from around the region this week to discuss international problems and potential solutions.
Utah State students study crisis communication at Westminster conference

Utah State students study crisis communication at Westminster conference

Nine students from Utah State University’s Department of Journalism and Communication gathered with college students from around the region this week to discuss international problems and potential solutions.

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Brian Champagne and Matthew LaPlante were recipients of multiple awards for television, radio and podcast reporting from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists.
Utah State’s ‘Hackademics’ Awarded for Their Journalism

Utah State’s ‘Hackademics’ Awarded for Their Journalism

Brian Champagne and Matthew LaPlante were recipients of multiple awards for television, radio and podcast reporting from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists.

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Communication
Liberalis
Travis Chambers
Journalism
Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ young innovators
VIRAL VISION

VIRAL VISION

Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ young innovators

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Journalism
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Travis Chambers has found success in sharing his creativity and making people laugh with work produced in his growing studio, Chamber Media
Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes 30 Under 30

Viral-video creator Travis Chambers, JCOM grad, named in Forbes 30 Under 30

Travis Chambers has found success in sharing his creativity and making people laugh with work produced in his growing studio, Chamber Media

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Women's Suffrage
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USU Journalism and Communication Professor, Candi Carter Olson, speaks at the Dole Institute for Politics at KU with Jinx Broussard (LSU) and Teri Finneman (KU).
Votes for Women: Suffrage and the 19th Amendment Centennial

Votes for Women: Suffrage and the 19th Amendment Centennial

USU Journalism and Communication Professor, Candi Carter Olson, speaks at the Dole Institute for Politics at KU with Jinx Broussard (LSU) and Teri Finneman (KU).

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Journalism
Natalie Andrews, a Wall Street Journal social media editor and reporter, will discuss the role of the press in the 2016 election — and what the results of that election portend for the intertwined futures of journalism and democracy.
Wall Street Journal’s social media guru discusses Trump election, media’s future

Wall Street Journal’s social media guru discusses Trump election, media’s future

Natalie Andrews, a Wall Street Journal social media editor and reporter, will discuss the role of the press in the 2016 election — and what the results of that election portend for the intertwined futures of journalism and democracy.

Journalism
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Matthew LaPlante
Journalism and Communication
What does an ancient language and journalism have in common? Matthew LaPlante, Professor in the Utah State Journalism and Communcation Department talks about the importance of journalism in our changing world.
Why Journalism Matters

Why Journalism Matters

What does an ancient language and journalism have in common? Matthew LaPlante, Professor in the Utah State Journalism and Communcation Department talks about the importance of journalism in our changing world.

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Social Media Track
Journalism
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new social media professor excited for future with USU students
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Journalism
Sarah Gailey
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Speculative fiction author and social critic Sarah Gailey will give a series of talks and readings in Utah from Oct. 10 to 13 in hopes of emboldening female writers and activists.
‘Shrill feminist harpy’ to speak about the power of women’s voices in Utah

‘Shrill feminist harpy’ to speak about the power of women’s voices in Utah

Speculative fiction author and social critic Sarah Gailey will give a series of talks and readings in Utah from Oct. 10 to 13 in hopes of emboldening female writers and activists.