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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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ITHACA, NY — The Park Center for Independent Media at Ithaca College has announced that its fourth annual Izzy Award for outstanding achievement in independent media will be shared by a journalist who reported firsthand on the Tahrir Square uprising in Egypt and a public interest...

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Roberto Herrscher, one of the most innovative voices in Latin American literary journalism of the past 20 years, will serve as a visiting scholar-in-residence for the launch of the Dr. John Keshishoglou (Kesh) Center for Global Communications Innovation.

Herrscher will be giving a public lecture on Thursday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Park Auditorium titled: “History and Personal Experience as Sources of Narrative Journalism: Why and How I Returned to the Falkland/Malvinas Battlefields 25 Years Later.”

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