As part of Spring Celebration, the SJMC Alumni Society Board gives its Award of Excellence to an alum with a distinguished career, either locally or nationally. In 2011, communications guru Scott Meyer received that accolade. "I know how important this award is, and it is very humbling," he said.
January 2012 Archives
New this year, SJMC has partnered with Gopher Sports to create a new internship program. Six SJMC students shoot video and take photos for Gopher Sporting Events to be used for publicity purposes. Through the program, students get a one-credit internship credit for participating.
The Fall 2011 Pioneer Press Practicum allows students the chance to work in the classroom next to editors and reporters. Students are sent on assignment by their editors and come away from the class with multiple published clips.
Across the media landscape, SJMC grads are finding jobs in what once were considered the unlikeliest of places.
The lesson? Good journalism is good journalism. Only the medium changes.
The University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication hosts the 2011 Murrow Fellows, a group of international journalists here as part of the U.S. Department of State's Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists.
Albert Tims, director of the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication, presented Dolph C. Simons Jr., the editor and publisher of the Lawrence Journal-World and chairman of The World Company, with the 2011 Ralph D. Casey/Minnesota Award at the Inland Press Association's 126th annual meeting in Chicago on Oct. 18, 2011.
The award recognizes distinguished leadership and service in the newspaper industry. An honor that fits Simons Jr. well.