SJMC Weekly Announcements


SJMC Instructor Stacy Forster receives Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching

SJMC Teaching Faculty III Stacy Forster has been selected as the recipient of a 2022 Hilldale Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Hilldale Award recognizes distinguished contributions to teaching, and four are awarded across the university. Congratulations Stacy!

Estelle Ranran Mi accepts assistant professor position at Kean University

From Dhavan Shah: Thrilled to report that Estelle Ranran Mi has accepted a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor position housed in the school of Communication, Media and Journalism (CMJ) at Kean University, NJ. Please join me in congratulating her. Well done Estelle!

J-School seniors accepted to Politico's bi-coastal Journalism Institute

Congratulations to J-School seniors Tamia Fowlkes and Gaby Vinick on being accepted to Politico's newly expanded bi-coastal Journalism Institute! The 10-day program for undergraduate and graduate students offers hands-on training for students interested in sharpening their skills and learning best practices from seasoned journalists in the largest politics- and policy-focused newsroom in the nation. Read more.

Students and alums win WBA awards

Over the weekend, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association held their Student Seminar and announced the winners of both their scholarships and the Student Awards for Excellence. Students and recent alums from the J-School won 10 awards for different projects in broadcasting and WSUM received 13 awards. Congratulations to all! Read more.

Students and alums finalists for MPC awards

The Milwaukee Press Club has announced the finalists for its Excellence in Journalism awards. Many J-School students and alums are among the recipients. The final awards will be announced at the Gridiron Awards Dinner on May 6 in Milwaukee. See the finalists.


New article in New Media and Society

New article "Social media engagement against fear of restrictions and surveillance: The mediating role of privacy management" from Macau Mak, Alex Koo and Hernando Rojas in the journal New Media and Society examining how Facebook users navigate their fear of new legal restrictions and unknown surveillance to sustain their online political engagement using Hong Kong as the research context. Read the article.


Preston Research Colloquium and Symposium Events

Join us for these upcoming Preston Research Colloquium and Symposium events:
  • Preston Colloquium: "COVID-19 Public Health Communication in a Time of Polarization and Misinformation" - Xiaoli Nan, University of Maryland, College Park - Thursday, March 24, 1:00-2:30 p.m. CDT - Virtual: Register at
  • Preston Symposium: "Journalism and Democracy: Pathologies, Crises, and Possibilities" - R. Lance Holbert, Temple University and Victor Pickard, University of Pennsylvania - Friday, April 1, 3:00-5:00 p.m. CDT - In Person: Nafziger Room (5055 Vilas) or Virtual: Register at

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