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Ithaca College journalism alum Catherine Varnum was awarded an Emmy on Dec. 3 for her three-part series, "Black Market Babies." Varnum is an anchor/reporter with Action News in Jacksonville, Fla.

After graduating cum laude in 2005, Varnum began her journalism career at WETM in Elmira, then moved to WHEC in Rochester. She has worked in Jacksonville since 2009. Varnum has...

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 ITHACA, NY — Nominations for the Izzy Award for calendar year 2011 are officially open. The annual honor for outstanding achievement in independent media — named after legendary journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone — is a project of the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College.

“The Izzy is presented to journalists and independent...

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Internet entrepreneur Randi Zuckerberg, former director of market development and spokesperson for Facebook, will serve as this year's Park Distinguished Visitor on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications, her talk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

The older sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Randi led the company’s marketing efforts for six years. Among other initiatives, she was responsible for directing Facebook’s U.S. election and international politics strategy, launching the live streaming industry with her media partnerships around Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. She was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work partnering with ABC News to webcast coverage of the 2010 midterm elections on both the network’s website and Facebook.

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 ITHACA, NY — Journalist Jose Antonio Vargas — who recently “outed” himself as an undocumented immigrant to the U.S. — will give a free public lecture at Ithaca College on Monday, Dec. 5. His talk, “Immigration . . . Beyond Media Myths,” is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. It is...

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The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for both the Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 semesters in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper’s scores on the critique’s 1,000-point scale were 965 for each semester. The CSPA consistently ranks the Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category.

Among the judge’s comments, “You do an excellent job with this paper. Content is fresh, newsworthy, often unexpected. The look is also excellent: professional and interesting.”

 

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