Prof. Indira Somani, who is on a Fulbright-Nehru Research Grant in India, is keeping a blog about her experiences there. Follow her at: http://indirasomani.wordpress.com/ Somani is conducting research on the Westernization of Indian television programming and is based at the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media (IIJNM) in Bangalore,.
Dow Smith will join the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications this fall and winter to teach broadcast journalism while Prof. Indira Somani is on sabbatical. Smith is a veteran broadcast journalist and university professor who will bring deep professional and academic experience to the program. In the fall term, he will teach “Beat Reporting” [...]
Aug. 25, 2011 Greetings again from Reid Hall, where the summer has brought all kinds of surprises! First was a governor’s French academy in residence for three weeks, which had us all greeting each other with “bonjour.” Then there was yesterday’s earthquake, which we did indeed hear and feel in Reid Hall. There was no [...]
March 14, 2011 Greetings again from Reid Hall, where we’ve just completed “Feb Break.” Spring is in the air and students are trading in their Ugg boots for flip-flops. I write to fill you in on news about the department, faculty, students and the campus. I also want to direct you to our new website: [...]
Four students received awards May 24 at the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications’ annual reception for graduating seniors at Boxerwood Gardens. Alicia Budich received the Landon B. Lane Memorial Scholarship; Victoria Taylor received the Joseph E. Ellis Scholarship; Joan Oguntimein received the departmental scholarship, which was awarded this year to a student who “demonstrates deep awareness [...]
Four students from the class of 2010 received third place in SPJ’s Region 2 Mark of Excellence awards April 9 for an online package produced in their in-depth reporting class last May. Michael White, Farrell Ulrich, Catherine Carlock and Erin Gallaher had a mini-reunion at the ceremony in Norfolk April 8-9 when they picked up the award.
Marshall Frady was a literary journalist who blazed across the magazine world of Life, Harper’s, The New York Review of Books and The New Yorker from the 1960s until his untimely death in 2004. A serious craftsman steeped in Southern literature and history, Frady amazed, inspired or outraged colleagues and critics by insisting on writing about his subjects “with the deepest possible registers and sensings” in a prose style all his own. His biographies of George Wallace, Billy Graham, Jesse Jackson and Martin Luther King Jr. endure as at once deeply reported and engagingly novelistic.
But Frady’s life, as W&L journalism department Prof. Doug Cumming is discovering, was also a struggle to survive creditors and the requirements of three ex-wives and their children.
Bloomberg News has given the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications use of a free Bloomberg “terminal,” the powerful analytical device used by many financial journalists and investment bankers. The terminal resides on the first floor of Leyburn Library and may be used by anyone on campus. Bloomberg recruiter Tom Contiliano came to campus in [...]
Ten years after the St. Louis Business Journal named Cliff Holekamp, a member of Washington and Lee’s Class of 1996, as one of its 30 Under 30 honorees, the same publication has tabbed him one of its 40 Under 40. The honorees — all younger than 40, as you might guess — were chosen by a panel [...]
W&L Journalism alum Kelly Evans ’07 recently interviewed former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan for the Wall Street Journal. In the interview, Greenspan discusses the dangers of current fiscal policy while challenging his critics to prove him wrong on any decision he made as Fed Chairman. Watch the video.