SJMC Weekly Announcements


Hyungjin Gill successfully defends dissertation

From Hernando Rojas: Hyungjin Gill successfully defended his dissertation on how political knowledge appears to be unrelated to political activism in the social media sphere, yet perceived knowledge matters. Thanks to committee members Yoshiko Herrera, Kathy Cramer, Dhavan Shah, and Mike Wagner for their thoughtful discussion. Congratulations Dr Gill!

CJE holds event with Poynter, WBA, Google News Initiative

From Katy Culver: The Center for Journalism Ethics co-sponsored a training for journalists and students Thursday on covering issues in the midterm elections. Sessions focused on immigration, climate change, the economy, health care and mis- and disinformation. Led by the Poynter Institute, the training was also sponsored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Google News Initiative. Many thanks to Rowan Calyx for his help with logistics.

PhD student Max Fuller receives award from AJHA

PhD student Max Fuller has received the Robert Lance Memorial Award for Outstanding Student Paper from the American Journalism Historians Association for his article "Wielding the Blade: J. Anthony Josey, the Wisconsin Enterprise-Blade, and the Construction of a Contemporary Black Political Identity." Congratulations Max!

Sue Robinson speaks to Appleton Post-Crescent about building trust with audiences

Professor Sue Robinson spoke with the Appleton Post-Crescent for an article titled "Putting focus on issues voters care most about helps media earn trust of readers and strengthens democracy, Citizens Agenda proponents argue." She discussed how engagement strategies and transparency can help restore trust in media. Read the article.

Katy Culver speaks to the AP about recent abortion news

Professor Katy Culver spoke with the Associated Press for an article titled "Ohio rape shows how a story can spread faster than facts." She discussed how punditry can often move faster than journalism, forcing journalists to react to punditry. Read the article.

BOV member Lance Pillersdorf's company Advertising Week sold

Advertising Week has been acquired by Emerald Holdings. BOV member Lance Pillersdorf is the co-founder and CEO of Advertising Week. The firm plans to launch more events, expand its geographical footprint and produce more digital content. Read more.

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