SJMC Weekly Announcements
Professor Sue Robinson launches educational video game, Headlines and High Water
Last week, Sue along with UW-Madison's Field Day Lab released their new educational video game, Headlines and High Water
. The game aims to teach middle school students crucial media literacy skills and the importance of building trust as they step into the shoes of a journalist and produce stories on deadline. The game was funded by a Baldwin Wisconsin Idea Endowment grant which aims to support collaborative efforts that capture the spirit of the Wisconsin Idea. Read more about Headlines and High Waters
Undergrad student Sophia Vento has story featured as the Isthmus cover story
Sophia got her long-form narrative feature story, "‘It doesn’t have to stay like this’ – Madison school social workers confront increased mental health need, broken system," published in the Isthmus as their cover story. Sophia was a student in professor Sue Robinson's
J405: Creative Nonfiction class in fall 2022 and Sue was impressed with the work that Sophia put in to such an important story.
"She worked so so hard on this in my creative nonfiction class in fall, built so much trust with her sources, reported the heck out of a complex topic, and wrote beautifully. The piece tells the story of Madison social workers in the schools right now and is an important read," said Sue.
April 17: Ivan L. Preston Research Colloquium with Eszter Hargittai
Professor and Chair of Internet Use and Society in the Department of Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich, Eszter Hargittai will give a talk about "Connected Isolation: Digital Privilege in Unsettled Times." The session will be held in the Nafziger Conference Room or virtually via Zoom
from 2:30–4 p.m. CT.
April 21: Ivan L. Preston Research Colloquium with Michael McDevitt
Professor in the Journalism Department at the University of Colorado Boulder, Michael McDevitt will present about "The Attraction of Authoritarianism" Political Socialization in an Era of Extreme Discontent." The event will be held in the McLeod Seminar Room or virtually via Zoom
from 10:30 a.m. – Noon CT.
April 28: Alumni Awards Celebration
Please join us for an evening honoring our 2023 award winners. Celebrate the accomplishments of alumni and students receiving awards including the Distinguished Service Award, Ralph O. Nafziger Award, Harold L. Nelson Award, Sharon Dunwoody Award, Graduate Student Awards and James L. Baughman Senior Achievement Awards. The event will be held at the Gordon Dining and Events Center on Friday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, April 21 by filling out this form
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