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The Ithaca College chapter has been selected as the national Campus Chapter of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists. The award will be presented at the Excellence in Journalism 2012 convention Sept. 21 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The 2012 chapter president is Meagan McGinnes '14, and the 2011 president was Julianne Feller '13.
 

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A column written by Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media, was recently published on Truthout.org.

Her piece, “Higher Education's Role in Occupy and Related Social Justice Movements” is call on faculty, staff, administrators, and students to get involved and also provides concrete suggestions on how to do so.

To read the article, visit: www.tinyurl.com/OccupyHigherEd

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 The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best Weekly Student Newspaper in the Country in its annual Mark of Excellence Awards competition. 

The award, in the Best All-Around Non-Daily category, is for calendar year 2011 (Spring editor in chief Libby Sile ’11; Fall editor in chief Aaron Edwards ’12). Papers submitted issues on or near three dates specified by SPJ. This year’s issues submitted were published on March 3, October 6 and December 1, 2011. The Ithacan won First Place in SPJ’s Northeast Region in March, and then went on to compete against the winners in SPJ’s other 11 regions for the national award.

The award will be presented at SPJ’s national convention in September in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. SPJ is the largest professional organization of journalists in the country.

Congratulations to all the editors and staffers who made this the most successful year in the paper’s history.

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 ITHACA, NY — With much of the nation basking in record-breaking spring temperatures, the weather anchor for ABC’s “Good Morning America” will attempt to provide some insight and analysis in a talk at Ithaca College. Sam Champion will present “Beyond the Daily...

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Matt Mogekwu, associate professor in the Department of Journalism, published a chapter in the new book, Expanding peace journalism. His chapter, "Conflict reporting and peace journalism: in search of a new model: lessons from the Nigerian Niger-Delta crisis,"  argues that peace journalists should begin to pay as much attention to conflict prevention as they do to conflict resolution.

The book which is published by the Sydney (Australia) University Press is edited by Ibrahim Shaw of the University of the West of England, Jake Lynch of the University of Sydney, and Robert Hackett of Simon Fraser University, Vancouver.

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