Students learned about the role Mother Jones played in releasing the controversial Mitt Romney 47 percent video released last week, as well as learning about the advantages and disadvantages of working for an independent media outlet.
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.
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
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.