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Students from Ithaca College's Park School of Communications will head to Washington, DC this weekend to cover 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for NBC Nightly News, Weekend Edition, with Lester Holt. James A. Rada, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, will accompany the students as they interview participants and gather footage of the day's events at the Lincoln Memorial this Saturday, August 24. The students' work will air as part of NBC's Saturday evening newscast and will also be available through the NBC News website.

Rada will then return to D.C. with another group of students from the Park School on Wednesday August 28, for a second round of coverage of The March on Washington Commemorative events. This time, Rada and the IC News Crew will be covering the events for PBS Newshour online. Students work will be packaged and uploaded to the PBS website at a later date. August 28 is the actual 50th Anniversary of The March on Washington. President Obama is scheduled to appear along with former Presidents Clinton and Carter.

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Kyle Clark received “The Top of the Town 2013” award for local anchor by both the readers and editors of 5280 (The Denver Magazine).

"The Top of the Town 2013" awards features local picks in categories such as Dining, Diversions, Shopping, Services and Personalities.

Clark, from 9News, was chosen for “giving the 24-hour news feed a...

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Joy Bauer, from NBC's TODAY, will serve as this year's Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer. She will speak on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecture Series brings a broadcast journalist to campus each year to honor the legacy of Jessica Savitch, the 1968 Ithaca College graduate who became an Emmy Award-winning NBC News anchor and correspondent. Previous speakers in the series have included Sam Champion, Jean Chatzky, Lester Holt, Ann Cury, David Muir ’95, Andrea Mitchell, and Natalie Morales.

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 The New York Press Association has named The Ithacan the Best Overall College Newspaper in New York State for 2012 in its annual Better College Newspaper competition. The award was presented April 6 at the NYPA’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.  

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The Media Alliance for People & the Planet (MAPP) is proud to host IC alumna Kate Sheppard, environmental reporter for independent magazine Mother Jones (this year's Izzy Award recipient).

Kate will be giving a public lecture on media representations of environmental issues and how we can do a better job. An informal Q&A session will occur after the lecture. The lecture will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in Park Auditorium.

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