The Roy H. Park School of Communications will offer a mini-course titled "Media for Social Responsibility" that runs March 29 through Saturday, March 31. The course is open to all majors at Ithaca College, and focuses on how media handles coverage of climate change and natural disasters and the responsibilities of media professionals.

This course is 12.5 hours of immersive learning, emphasizing how content can communicate social responsibility and effect global transformation. 

To register on Homer:
GCOM 20000-01 (General Communications)
CRN 42657


Sam Champion, weather anchor and weather editor of ABC’s Good Morning America, will serve as this year’s Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer on Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Champion will discuss his career in broadcast journalism, weather-related stories, global warming, and the climate crisis.

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 Jean Chatzky, Lester Holt, Ann Cury, David Muir ’95, Andrea Mitchell, and Natalie Morales.


 The Ithacan had its best showing ever at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City last weekend. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded The Ithacan two Gold Crown Awards for the newspaper and a Silver Crown Award for the website. In addition, the paper won the Apple Award for Best in Show in its category.

 The details: The Newspaper Gold Crowns were for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011 (academic year 2010–11, Libby Sile ’11, editor in chief). The Digital Silver Crown was for this year (Aaron Edwards ’12, editor; Honest Charley Bodkin ’15, webmaster). The Apple Award for Best in Show, presented by the College Media Association, sponsors of the convention, is based on a single-issue entry from 2011. The paper entered its "Season of Protest" issue from November 10, 2011.


Samantha Yu, a freshman film, photography & visual arts major, is one of ten students chosen to be a student delegate at the 30th Annual San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival (SFIAAFF), held in San Francisco March 8-18.

Yu, the youngest of all the student delegates, was chosen from a competitive pool of undergraduate and graduate students.


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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