On May 16, 2013 it was announced that Daniel Gore (B.A. '91) will be the vice president of communications for the University of Minnesota Alumni Association.
Projects by assistant professor Giovanna Dell'Orto explore the role of foreign correspondents in international relations and border journalism
Through community partnerships, journalism students are being immersed in newsrooms alongside reporters and editors.
After a number of national campaigns, SJMC alumnus Luke Behrends (B.A., '04) scored a touchdown in the advertising world when he created Tide's 2013 Superbowl ad, which, post-game, was ranked second by USA Today's Ad Meter. The senior copywriter at New York-based Saatchi & Saatchi, whose clients also include Miller beers, Honey Nut Cheerios and Trident Gum, tells us about creating work in the national spotlight and what keeps him creative.
On May 9, 2013, nearly 15 students across University of Minnesota majors presented a prototype for an iPad app for the Weisman Art Museum on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.
SJMC assistant professor Brendan Watson was awarded AEJMC's Nafziger-White-Salwen Dissertation Award for the top dissertation in mass communication research. His dissertation is titled, "Is Twitter a Counter Public? Comparing Individual and Community Forces that Shaped Local Twitter and Newspaper Coverage of the BP Oil Spill."
SJMC professor Jisu Huh has been named vice president of the American Academy of Advertising. Her term will run one year beginning in 2014.
SJMC students won first place at the district competition for the American Advertising Federation's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC). The team will advance to the national competition, to be held in Phoenix at AAF's National Conference in early June.
Campbell Mithun CEO Steve Wehrenberg will join the University of Minnesota as teaching professor of strategic communication and program director of its Professional M.A. in Strategic Communication, offered in the School of Journalism & Mass Communication. An adjunct instructor at the University for the past eight years, Wehrenberg will assume his new position in August 2013.
On April 2, 2013, SJMC welcomed Josie Thomas, Esq., as the keynote speaker at its first Spring Forum event for the Professional M.A. in Strategic Communication.