The Ithacan has been named a finalist to receive a Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Region (Region 1) at the group's annual meeting, to be held at Rutgers University's New Brunswick, N.J., campus on April 12–13.
The award is for overall excellence. The actual place awarded will be announced at the ceremony. The winner of the regional competition will go on to compete against the winners in SPJ's other 11 regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award.
The Ithacan received the national Mark of Excellence Award for Best Non-Daily Newspaper in the country from SPJ in 2012.
Josh Feldman ’04, vice president for the new Xbox Entertainment Studios in LA, will be on campus this week visiting classes and giving a public presentation on Friday, March 22 from 4-5:30 in Park Auditorium.
One great alum, two great topics:
How to Get from Here to There
Stories of Storytelling and Technology Going Terribly Right
Throughout his career, Feldman has been working at the intersection of story and technology. Prior to Xbox Entertainment Studies, he served as the executive producer of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, a multi-part live-action digital series for Microsoft. He was also a co-writer and producer on Tom Hanks' Electric City, a 20-episode animated series for Playtone and Reliance Entertainment.
Associate Professor Cathy Lee Crane will screen her latest film, “Pasolini’s Last Words,” at Cornell Cinema on March 27 at 7:15 p.m. A discussion will follow. Admission fee applies.
The film was shot on location in Rome and Bologna, Italy and in New York with actors Bochay Drum, Amanda Setton (IC Alum), and Lee DeLong. Beth Custer (My Grandmother) composed the film’s original score.
The film enjoyed its International Film Festival premiere in October at Le Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal, Quebec in the Panorama International section as one of thirty “gems of world cinema”. It then screened at MIX/NYC the New York Queer Experimental Film Festival and in London at the Lesbian and Gay Film Festival at the British Film Institute.
Amy Goodman, the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, will speak on Sunday, March 24 at 8 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. The talk is free and open to the public. Limited seating available. A book sale and signing will follow the lecture.
Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,100 public television and radio stations worldwide. Goodman is also the author of numerous books including, The Silenced Majority: Stories of Uprisings, Occupations, Resistance, and Hope, written with Denis Moynihan.
Three ICTV shows were recognized at the 2013 PEGASYS Awards, celebrating the best in public, governmental, and educational access television production in Tompkins County. The event was cablecast live on Time Warner Channel 13 on February 22.
The zombie drama "Ithapocalypse," produced by Chloe Wilson and Austin Saltz, won the Entertainment category.
"Sports Final," produced by John Avino and Sean Yoo, won the Best ICTV Studio Show category, and also shared the award Best Educational Access Program award with "Newswatch 16."
"Newswatch 16," under the leadership of news directors Collin Smith and Julia Manchester, is the the only live, local news program on Ithaca area television. In addition to the Best Educational Access Program award, it also won in the Local Focus category.