SJMC Weekly Announcements


Alum and Distinguished Service Award winner Karen Walsh elected President of UW System Board of Regents

Congratulations to alum and DSA winner Karen Walsh (BA'81, MA'89) on being elected President of the UW System Board of Regents. She has been part of the 18-member board since 2019, serving as regent vice president for the past year. Karen Walsh will replace Edmund Manydeeds as president of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Read more.

Alum Steve Horn named one of AdWeek's Creative 100 Agency Talents to Watch

Congratulations to alum Steve Horn (BA'14) on being named one of AdWeek's Creative 100 Agency Talents to Watch. Steve is a Creative Director at Translation, LLC. Throughout his career he has worked on campaigns for major brands such as Duluth Trading Company, Maytag, KitchenAid and Beats by Dre, for which his team earned a Clio last year. Recently, he worked on a campaign for the NBA's 75th anniversary. Congratulations Steven! Read more.

Lucas Graves contributes to Reuters 2022 Digital News Report

The annual Digital News Report from Reuters is now avablaile. This year's report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 93,000 online news consumers in 46 markets covering half of the world's population. Professor Lucas Graves and Professor Joy Jenkins of the University of Tennessee put together the United States section of the report. See the full report.

Mike Wagner talks to Channel 3000 about January 6 hearings

Professor Mike Wagner appeared on Live at Four to talk about the January 6 committee hearings airing on primetime television. Watch the interview.


Poynter Article from Pro-Tracker Erin McGroarty

New article in Poynter's Reporting and Editing section from Pro-Track MA student and former CJE Fellow Erin McGroarty "How police treatment of journalists at protests has shifted from cohabitation to animosity" exploring the growing trend of police hostility toward media and its implications for press freedom. Read the article.

Article in Political Behavior

New publication from alum Jiyoun Suk (PhD'21), Doug McLeod and Dhavan Shah “Spatial Polarization, Partisan Climate, and Participatory Actions: Do Congenial Contexts Lead to Mobilization,
Resignation, Activation, or Complacency?” in the journal Political Behavior. With increasing evidence on deepening political cleavages along geographic lines, the authors look at the mechanisms of how local political factors are related to public and digital activism: how do favorable vs unfavorable contexts encourage or discourage political participation? Read the article or this Twitter thread from Jiyoun about the article.

Article in Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media

New publication from alum Hyungjin Gill (PhD'22) "Testing the Effect of Cross-cutting Exposure to Cable TV News on Affective Polarization: Evidence from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election" in the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. This study tests whether the consequences of cross-cutting exposure (CCE) to political news on affective polarization depend on the type of media individuals consume. Read the article.


Poynter Event: Midterm Essentials - Wisconsin (Sponsored by CJE, WBA and WNA)

Join Poynter, the Center for Journalism Ethics, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Wisconsin Newspaper Association for Midterm Essentials on Thursday, July 14. This is a free, one-day intensive training session for broadcast journalists who want to more meaningfully cover key issues facing citizens as they vote in the 2022 midterm elections. Registration closes June 27. Learn more and register.

Alum Kynala Phillips to host panel on food security

Award-winning journalist and J-School alum Kynala Phillips (BA'20) will moderate a panel discussion titled “Food Justice: From sovereignty to security in Wisconsin” at noon on Wednesday, June 22, at the Women’s Leadership Summit.

The second annual Summit will take place June 20 – July 1, with one session at noon each day streamed on Facebook Live. It is free and open to the public. Read more.

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