Faculty and Staff Kudos

Feb. 2, 2019

Adjunct instructors Cynthia Lancaster and Brett Fera, administrative assistant Andrés Domínguez, Prof. Michael McKisson and student Pascal Albright presented a journalism workshop on Feb. 2 to 150 Phoenix-area high school juniors at Mesa Community College.

Thirteen faculty and staff members participated in a design sprint on Jan. 17 to start plotting the school's future: Director Carol Schwalbe, Michael McKisson, Celeste González de Bustamante, Kim Newton, Nancy Sharkey, Rogelio Garcia, Geoff Ellwand, Maggy Zanger, Susan Swanberg and Jeannine Relly, Andrés Domínguez, Paloma Boykin and Renée Schaefer Horton.

Linda Lumsden's review of The Rise and Fall of the Associated Negro Press: Claude Barnett’s Pan-African News and the Jim Crow Paradox is in the Winter 2018-19 issue of  the Journal of American History.

Jeannine Relly's paper proposal with Meghna Sabharwal and Fazle Rabbi titled "Governance, accountability institutions and marginalized groups: The case of India" has been accepted to the 2019 Public Management Research Conference at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sabharwal is a program head in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences at The University of Texas at Dallas. Rabbi is a doctoral student there.

Geoff Ellwand invited KGUN 9-TV anchor and UA alum Valerie Cavazos to speak to his broadcast writing class (JOUR 280). Wrote Geoff: "If you want to make it as an anchor, or in any branch of journalism, you have to learn the basics first. That was the frank message from Valerie Cavazos, who told students they need to learn how to write and deliver news in an accurate and engaging way.

Michael McKisson was interviewed by reporter Timothy B. Lee of Ars Technica for a story about new drone rules proposed by the FAA. He's quoted in the ninth graph. 

PBS NewsHour picked up an Arizona Public Media story by "Arizona 360" host and adjunct instructor Lorraine Rivera ('04) about Central Americans seeking asylum near Yuma.

The J-school, led by William Schmidt and Nancy Sharkey, will co-host three films in the Journalism on Screen series this spring: "The Post" (Feb. 17), "Witnesses to Democracy" (March 17) and "State of Play" (April 7). Go to journalism.arizona.edu/loft for more info on the 2 p.m. Sunday shows, including the April 7 event, which will mark the 10-year anniversary of the closing of the Tucson Citizen with an audience discussion about community journalism.

Jan. 11, 2019

Mort Rosenblum's first community class, "Keeping Tabs on a Mad World: A Correspondent’s Guide to Global News That Matters," sold out at The Loft Cinema. Nearly 100 people attended the first class on Jan. 9. The Wednesday course runs until Feb. 6. Arizona Daily Star reporter Cathy Burch, an adjunct instructor, wrote a profile of Rosenblum and the class. 

Rogelio Garcia and adjunct instructor Lorraine Rivera oversaw two episodes of "Arizona Cat's Eye" last semester. Watch the first show and the second show.

Jeannine Relly served as the 2018 chair of the AEJMC Emerging Scholars Program Steering Committee, which reviews grants of junior scholars. Relly has served on this committee for three years.

Linda Lumsden’s sabbatical leave has been approved for Fall 2019.

Nancy Sharkey’s professional development leave has been approved for Fall 2019.

Renée Schafer Horton, internship coordinator, welcomed about 18 student to her "Career Success" course (JOUR 201A). Check out the school's career page at journalism.arizona.edu/internships.

Director Carol Schwalbe welcomed new students on Jan. 10 in Michael McKisson's Principles of Journalism class, giving them an overview of the school.

KVOA-TV, the Arizona Daily Star and other media outlets covered recent reports of fraud in which a young couple posed as UA journalism students, going door to door in midtown, Oro Valley and Sahuarita to solicit money for an alleged internship with the BBC in London. The school is not conducting a fundraising effort to send students abroad. Watch the KVOA segment, which led the 6 p.m. newscast on Jan. 8. Read the Star story

UA President Robbins called into Jim Rome's national sports talk show on Dec. 18 to recruit Rome's son, Jake, to the J-school and university. Robbins called the J-school the "New York Times of the West" and praised its students and faculty. Robbins also bragged about the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Rome called it "some kind of pitch." Hear the conversation.


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