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September 29, 2009

Two SJMC faculty join National Scholastic Press Association Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) has appointed associate professor Chris Ison and adjunct instructor David Therkelsen to its Board of Directors. The two new directors join nine directors. The new members have two-year terms.

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September 24, 2009

Prof. Catherine Squires publishes new book

Cowles Professor of Journalism, Diversity and Equality Catherine Squires' new book African Americans and the Media will be published in November. The book, published by Polity Press, provides an overview of the past, present, and future of African Americans in U.S. media and their struggle to gain racial equality in media.

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June 24, 2009

INMS director Nora Paul interviewed by CNN

Institute for New Media Studies director Nora Paul was interviewed by CNN for the story, "Neda: Latest iconic image to inspire," published on June 24, 2009. The story deals with iconic images captured throughout history (and most recently during the Iranian election protests) by amateur photographers and videographers. Read the story.

June 23, 2009

Professor Jane Kirtley Talks about Role of Citizen Journalists in Iran

Citizen journalists play critical role in Iran
With the mainstream media banned from Iran, coverage of the protests is now left to the protesters... SJMC professor Jane Kirtley, director of the Silha Center for the Study of Media Ethics and Law at the University of Minnesota, says the role of the citizen journalist in Iran is critical right now.
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March 30, 2009

Faculty Lends Expertise to Local High School's Digital Media Studies Program

Assistant professor Shayla Thiel-Stern, in collaboration with faculty from the College of Education and Human Development, is lending her expertise to Roosevelt High School's digital technology learning program. Read the full story.

Prof. Gary Schwitzer discusses the state of health journalism

Associate professor Gary Schwitzer discusses the state of health journalism in the latest issue of Minnesota Magazine.

Schwitzer recently made headlines with his findings for the Kaiser Family Foundation Report on the state of health journalism. Watch an interview with Schwitzer about the Kaiser report.