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.
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On Saturday, April 13, 2013, the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication's National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) team will compete against other teams in the district with its campaign for Glidden paint.
All are invited to watch the team present and cheer them on!
Saturday, April 13
Doors open at 2:15 p.m.
Willey Hall, Room 175
225 19th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455
NSAC challenges students to research, develop, create and pitch an integrated advertising campaign from start to finish.
On Friday, September 28, 2012, SJMC hosts "Careers in Data Journalism," an event which will allow students to explore careers available at the intersection of technology and journalism. The panel discussion will allow students to learn about careers and what action steps are needed to move an interest in data journalism to the next step.
On Friday, July 24, more than 50 student journalists will visit the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication to attend workshops hosted by the National Scholastic Press Association.
The 35th annual Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Awards were handed out April 19, 2012 at the McNamara Alumni Center.
The winners were from newspapers and broadcasting outlets from across the state of Minnesota in categories for public affairs reporting, opinion writing and broadcasting. "In our rapidly changing media environment, public affairs reporting remains a cornerstone of our democracy," said Premack Board chair Rohan Preston. "The finalists and winners of the 35th annual Premack Awards demonstrate that there is much investigative, courageous and well-written work to celebrate."
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.
From persistent doubts about President Obama's birthplace to the tenacity of 9/11conspiracy theories, contemporary political discourse seems to be marked by a proliferation of demonstrably false beliefs that nevertheless resist disconfirmation in certain quarters. Research has increasingly drawn attention to the underlying psychology of these and other forms of political "misinformation," implicating factors such as the desire to adopt beliefs that are consistent with prior cultural values, information processing biases that support this desire, and cues provided by trusted political leaders.
The Psychology of Misinformation features SJMC alum Dhavan Shah (now of University of Wisconsin-Madison), Dan Kahan of Yale Law and Brendan Nyhan of Dartmouth University as they discuss the phenomenon of misinformation in the political spectrum.
Friday, Dec. 9, 2011 from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
1-149 Carlson School of Management
More information can be found here.
The University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication is delighted to announce an essay contest in which students are asked to respond to the question, "How should communities deal with hate speech?"
The essay contest is open to all undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Minnesota. The first place winner will receive $500 and have his or her essay published in The Star Tribune. The first runner-up will receive $150 and both students will be honored at the Liberty Tree Keynote Address at 7 p.m. at Nicholson Hall on Nov. 14, 2011. Essays are due Oct. 15, 2011 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Liberty Tree student essay contest, sponsored by the University of Minnesota School of Journalism & Mass Communication and The Star Tribune, is being held as part of a week's worth of events that commemorate Minnesota's role in the development of First Amendment law.
For complete details and information on submitting an essay, please visit our website.
The lecture will feature Dr. Michael Chorost. The technology theorist went completely deaf in 2001 and had a computer implanted in his head to regain his hearing. Having the device in his body sparked an idea: how do computers change humans? And how can computers change the way we communicate? What he found is that computers can make communication much more creative.
Hear his experience that prompted two books, including Dr. Chorost's most recent, World Wide Mind.
The lecture is in honor of the late John Beardsley of Twin Cities PR agency Padilla Speer Beardsley. He was a luminary who never quit asking, What's next? He loved to learn, grow and think to the future.
The lecture will be held Thursday, Oct. 6, with a reception from 5:30 p.m. and the lecture starting at 7 p.m., at Cowles Auditorium in the Humphrey Institute.
For more information, click here.
On Tuesday, October 4, the 26th Annual Silha Lecture, "Free Speech and the Digital Challenge Around the Globe," welcomes Mark Stephens, former counsel for WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
Stephens is the head of the International and Media department at the London-based law firm Finers Stephens Innocent. Stephens has appeared in many high profile cases in the United Kingdom, including extradition proceedings involving Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks.
Stephens specializes in defending free speech and freedom of information and has advised a wide variety of media outlets around the world.
The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. in the Coffman Theater on the University of Minnesota East Bank Campus in Minneapolis. The lecture will feature an audience Q & A as well.
The event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.
For more information, please visit the Silha Center's website.
The Silha Center is based at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota. Silha Center activities, including the annual Lecture, are made possible by a generous endowment from the late Otto Silha and his wife, Helen.