On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Mark Somerson, Science Editor of the Columbus Dispatch, spoke to Ohio University SPJ regarding the growth and importance of science and environmental journalism in today’s world. Somerson has worked for 24 years at the Dispatch and became the Science Editor in 2002. He oversees science, the environment, health care and transportation stories.
On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, OU SPJ partnered with Scripps Howard Visiting Professional Andy Alexander’s Ethics, Mass Media and Society class to show the documentary A Fragile Trust. About 100 students attended the showing of the film, which discussed “plagiarism, power, and Jayson Blair at The New York Times.” Students were also encouraged to tweet about the film and the following discussion using the hashtag #AFragileTrustOU. Continue reading “Plagiarism at the top: the Jayson Blair and the New York Times scandal”
Hello again, bobcats, and welcome back to another semester in (currently slippery) Athens! We’re happy to have you back, and we’re looking forward to working with you again this semester.
Live from his car via Skype, Washington Post reporter Wes Lowery spoke to students on November 25th about his exhaustive work in Ferguson since late August. Continue reading “Live from Ferguson: OU Alum Wes Lowery talks to SPJ, J1010”
“The job I have I didn’t even know existed until I had been working for two years,” said Meghan Louttit, multimedia editor at The New York Times.
Ellen Gabler, an investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, was in Athens on Tuesday, November 4. Students in JSchool Director Bob Stewart’s “Future of Media” class, along with others who came to this 12pm impromptu SPJ meeting, had the opportunity to hear from this year’s winner of the Farfel Prize.
On Tuesday, Nov. 4, Frank LoMonte, the director of the Student Press Law Center (splc.org), discussed talked about law in the digital age in regard to the First Amendment.