More than 150 guests came from as far away as Montana May 18 to honor Bob de Maria, who is retiring from the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications after 36 years. In thanks for his friendship and mentoring, alums have started an endowment to name Reid Hall’s broadcast studio in Bob’s honor and to [...]
Two Washington and Lee journalism alums are finalists in the prestigious Gerald A. Loeb competition. Mary Childs, ’08, and Mehul Srivastava, ’04, are being recognized for work done in their positions with Bloomberg News. Mary, who is based in New York City, was part team that is a finalist in the beat reporting category for [...]
At its May 3 meeting in Phoenix, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications voted 24-0 to re-accredit the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee University. The department is one of only 110 accredited journalism and mass communications programs in the United States, only 17 of which are [...]
More than two dozen friends of Rockbridge Advocate editor Doug Harwood, W&L ’74, drove from Lexington to Richmond to see him inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame on April 11. Harwood, not given to wearing a coat or tie around town, looked surprisingly natural in black tie as he ducked to receive the ribbon around his neck holding a distinguished-looking medal. The Lexington contingent, there in the huge Virginia ballroom of the John Marshall, rose from dinner tables in a standing ovation.
Carson Chambers, Class of 2000, was recently honored with an EMMY Award for Best On-Air Talent General Assignment Reporter. She is a news reporter for WFTS-TV, the ABC affiliate, in her hometown of Tampa, Florida.
A three-member team has recommended that Washington and Lee’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communications be reaccredited by the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. The recommendation is the first of three steps in the accrediting process. A final decision on the recommendation will be made in early May. Team members were on campus Oct. 28-31 [...]
Ever since Reid Hall’s renovation in 2002, the paneled lobby walls seemed to be lacking something. Last year, Prof. Doug Cumming identified what was missing: The First Amendment. Michael Todd, technology manager for the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications, took the idea and ran with it. He tracked down Donelle De Witt, a Rockbridge [...]
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Phylissa Mitchell is returning to Reid Hall for the 2012-2013 academic year. Prof. Mitchell has taught in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications before, in 2001-2002 and 2006-2008. This fall, she will be teaching “Producing for Broadcast and Online News” (Jour 362) and a timely first-year seminar on “The Press and the 2012 Presidential [...]
Greetings from Reid Hall, where we are have endured a long hot summer and are looking forward to the start of classes again soon. Here are some updates. – Pam Luecke, Department Head Faculty and Staff Ed Wasserman, who has been the Knight Chair in Journalism Ethics since 2003, will be leaving after fall term [...]