Reporting from Prague: Students attend experiential learning workshop in Europe
In July, a group of six undergraduate and graduate journalism and electronic media students — Jake Albright, Allison Woodall, Anslee Daniel, Elena Emory, Natalie Ward, and Brianna Williams — traveled to Prague to study international reporting. They were part of the TOL Education program, “Going on Assignment in Prague.”
The trip consisted of a two-to-four week stay filled with lectures by guest speakers, tours of Radio Free Europe and Reuters, networking opportunities with industry professionals, and journalism workshops that set them in the role of foreign correspondents — pitching, reporting, and writing stories and packages for TOL’s daily publication, … Read more “Reporting from Prague: Students attend experiential learning workshop in Europe”
NATPE Fellowship Recipient
Congratulations to Dr. Sam Swan who has been competitively selected as a National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) Faculty Fellowship recipient for the January 2015 NATPE Marketplace and Conference in Miami Beach, Florida. Dr. Swan will attend activities beginning Sunday, January 18th to Wednesday, January 21st. The program consists of an orientation session, special sessions for faculty fellows, and additional events faculty are welcome to attend.
NATPE is the most important international “must-attend” Market and Conference held in the United States according to their website. The 2015 theme for the Miami conference is “Content Without Borders” which stands by … Read more “NATPE Fellowship Recipient”
Journalism Class Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple
Dr. Swan and a group of journalism students had the opportunity to travel to New York City this fall from October 14-17 to go behind the scenes and tour the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC, Fox News, ABC News and The Daily Show just to name a few. These special tours also provided the students with a chance to listen and speak to producers and reporters of these well known shows.
On the Today Show set, where the group picture above was taken, the students met a School of Journalism and Electronic Media alumus, Brooke Fraser, who works as … Read more “Journalism Class Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple”
Sam Swan, JEM Professor, Awarded Fulbright Grant
Sam Swan, professor of journalism and electronic media and director of internationalization and outreach in the College of Communication and Information, has been awarded a Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to teach this summer at two universities in Ethiopia.
This is the second Fulbright grant Swan has received in the last year. He taught at the University of Zagreb in Croatia last December.
For three weeks in late July and early August, Swan will teach radio journalism to volunteers and students at community radio stations in Hawassa University and Haramaya University.
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Swan Awarded Senior Fulbright Specialist Position
Sam Swan, professor and director of internationalization and outreach in the College of Communication and Information , has been awarded a senior Fulbright specialist position. He will be going to the University of Zagreb in Croatia to conduct workshops on TV News in December. Swan has conducted numerous workshops at the university in Croatia over the past ten years. This is his first Fulbright sponsored program.
The Fulbright Specialist Program, the US Department of State’s flagship international exchange program, links US academics and professionals to their counterparts around the world.
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