The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for both the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper’s scores on the critique’s 1,000-point scale were 981 for fall and 985 for spring. The CSPA consistently ranks the Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, it’s highest category.

Among the judge’s comments, “Everything about this paper is well done. I can’t say enough about your strong ‘watchdog’ role, your outstanding coverage and your excellent design.”


WICB and VIC were nominated for six National Student Production awards by College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI). The winners will be announced October 27-31 at the organization's 2010 convention in Louisville.

The nominations are for:

  • Best Student Media Website, WICB
  • Best DJ: Mike Citera '10, “Mikey Mike in the Morning”
  • Best Regulary Scheduled Program: VIC’s “Disney Mania”
  • Best Sports Play-by-Play: 2 nominations, Basketball vs. St John Fisher and Basketball vs. Utica
  • Best Feature: “2009 YEAR IN REVIEW”

WICB was also nominated for four 2010 College Radio Awards by College Music Journal (CMJ) including two individuals awards for Reece Lazarus ’11.

Nominations include:


There are no borders when it comes to communications. Some of newest faculty members are media professionals from all over the world.

Marlena Grzaslewicz, the Park School's Pendleton Endowed Chair, is an Emmy-winning sound editor and graduate of the Lodz Film School of Poland. This will be her second year at the Park School. Her editing credits include...


We often get asked what kinds of jobs our students can expect to get. In the communications profession, it's been a tradition to work as an independent -- from movie directors to freelance photographers to organizational communication consultants, many of us have always been our own "brand," even before the current economy made entrepreneurship not only...


Patricia Zimmermann delivered the invited keynote address at the “Saving Private Reels: On the Presentation, Appropriation and Recontexualization of the Amateur Moving Image” conference in Cork, Ireland, on September 19.

Her lecture, “The Home Movie Archive Live,” analyzed and theorized the intersections between archives, digitality, performance, live music, and critical historiography. “Saving Private Reels,” an international gathering of scholars, archivists, preservationists, and media artists, was cosponsored by the University College Cork and the Irish Film Archive. The conference is part of a wide-ranging, collaborative initiative to acquire, preserve, present, and analyze Irish amateur film as national heritage.

Zimmermann is professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College.


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