David Muir, class of 1995, received two honors from Ithaca College on Friday, March 13, in a ceremony held at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. He and ABC News colleague Diane Sawyer were recognized with the inaugural Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism, bestowed by the Roy H. Park School of Communications. President Tom Rochon also presented David with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, conferred by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Honorary Degree Committee and the Faculty Council.
Associate Professor Matt Mogekwu presented two papers this summer at international conferences.
Mogekwu attended the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Hyderabad, India, and presented "Global Media Ethics: The Challenge of National Identity and Cultural Boundaries."
Following that conference, he attended the 25th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in Istanbul, Turkey. There he presented a paper, "Community Theater: The Medium as the Message for Peace." At the conference, he was re-elected to the Governing Council of the Association for a two-year term.
Mogekwu chairs the Department of Journalism.
The Roy H. Park School of Communications will participate in National News Engagement Day on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014.
National News Engagement Day is an initiative of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) and is designed to encourage people of all ages to explore news and raise awareness about the importance of being informed.
Panel: Local Media and the Importance of Audience Engagement
Moderated by Bob Kur ’70
Former NBC News National Correspondent, MSNBC Host, and anchor at WTOP all news radio in Washington, D.C.
Anthony Adornato, recently presented a paper at the annual Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) conference in Montreal. His paper was titled “Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local Television Newsrooms.”
Adornato, an assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, conducted a nationwide survey of news directors. The results show popular, or trending, content and topics on social media are a significant factor in choosing stories to cover. The study also explored how these stories are treated in newscasts versus those gathered through more traditional sources, and how relying on social media can increase the chance that newsrooms will spread misinformation.