SJMC Weekly Announcements


Tamia Fowlkes leads Q&A with Professor Nikole Hannah-Jones at MLK Symposium

On Tuesday, J-School senior Tamia Fowlkes led the Q&A with MLK Symposium keynote speaker Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and founder of the 1619 project. Congratulations Tamia! Read more about the event.

Sadik Mohamed recipient of the Global Gateway Fellowship

Congratulations to J-School senior Sadik Mohamed on receiving the Spring 2022 Global Gateway Fellowship for his study abroad program in London at the University of Westminster! You can read about Sadik and his adventures on the UW-Madison Study Abroad - International Academic Programs' Study Abroad Correspondents blog.

Lawrence Andrea (BA'20) publishes article in National Geographic

J-School alum Lawrence Andrea has published his final piece for his Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship in National Geographic on refugees in Greece sharing their stories through photography. Read the article.

Karyn Riddle featured in College of Letters and Science article

In the latest edition of the College of Letters and Science's Sift and Winnow email newsletter, alum Aaron Conklin (MA'93) wrote an article about unique hobbies of L&S faculty, including SJMC's own Karyn Riddle's adventures in writing a young adult novel. Read the article.

Xiaomei Sun passes prelim exams

Congratulations to PhD student Xiaomei Sun on successfully completing her preliminary exams!


Article in Social Media + Society

New article by Min-Hsin Su (PhD'21), Jiyoun Suk (PhD'21) and Hernando Rojas "Social Media Expression, Political Extremity, and Reduced Network Interaction". In this study, they propose an imagined audience approach to understand how social media’s expanded expression capabilities are related to users’ political extremity and reduced network interaction. Employing an  imagined audience framework and using a multi-country survey data set, the study reveals that expressive use of social media is associated with more extreme political attitudes and heightened intolerance, but the effect is contingent on whom the expresser has in mind as their audience. Read in Social Media + Society.

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