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APTRA Journalism Competition Winners

(May 1, 2015) Congratulations to our Spring 2014 Fresno State Focus broadcast option students! They won First Place awards in the Associated Press Television and Radio Association (APTRA) contest, which recognizes excellence in broadcast journalism in the western United States. They competed against journalism students in 13 states.

Martin Vargas (MCJ Broadcast '15) won Best Feature for his report "California Drought Impact: Running out of Water."

Megan Rupe (MCJ Broadcast '14) won Best General News for her story "Tabletop Exercise: University prepares for active shooter situation."

Megan, Tamara Hill (MCJ Broadcast '14) & Yocelin Gallardo (MCJ Broadcast '14) won Best Newscast for their April 2, 2014 Fresno State Focus broadcast.

Multimedia Award of Merit Winners

Congratulations to MCJ alumna Melanie Daniel and seniors Andrea Guyton, Belen Gomez and Elsa Mejia for winning an Award of Merit from the Accolade Global Film Competition for their MCJ 115 documentary, "Bully: The Story of the Rock Dog." This documentary tells the story of a pitbull's transformation with the help of the Fresno Bully Rescue. 
2/26/15 - Fresno State MCJ Media Law Instructor Faith Sidlow explains today's FCC ruling on net neutrality:
"Today the FCC made a landmark decision regarding the regulation of high speed internet by approving the net neutrality policy. Supporters of The Open Internet Order are celebrating, because it means Internet service providers cannot control the speed of the Internet.
To the Internet service providers, this policy means the Internet is now a public utility and it can be regulated. It is probable that in the future we will see cases where Internet providers will take the government to court and try to stop any type of regulations. The ISPs are saying that they expect to see fees to go up because of government regulation. All of that remains to be seen right now, because nothing will go into effect at this point. The good news is that Netflix speeds will not change and consumers will still be allowed to watch Hulu. In fact, the consumer probably will not notice a difference."



The Collegian
 wins statewide honors

The Collegian staff won eight awards this year in the California College Media Association's annual college journalism competition. Fresno state's student news organization won seven awards in 2014. 


 New Book on North Korea Published by Stanford -- with Introduction by our MCJ Tatarian Professor Bradley Martin

http://aparc.fsi.stanford.edu/sites/default/files/crossingheavensborder_presspacket.pdf

 

MCJ Alumni Ray Steele, Jr. Honored
Ray Steele, Jr. (1968), the former publisher of “The Fresno Bee,” has been named the recipient of the 2015 Leon S. Peters Award.   Presented by the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce, the award honors accomplishments, personal and public service that exemplifies the “spirit of an enlightened, responsible free enterprise system.” The award will be presented at the 36th Annual Valley Business Awards Luncheon held on March 11th at the New Exhibit Hall of the Fresno Convention Center.  Steele was named an Outstanding Alumnus by the Fresno State Alumni Association on behalf of the College of Arts & Humanities in 2005; and he was inducted into Fresno State’s Mass Communication & Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012.
Ray Steele, Jr. (1968), the former publisher of The Fresno Bee, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Leon S. Peters Award.

Presented by the Greater Fresno Area Chamber of Commerce, the award honors accomplishments, personal and public service that exemplifies the “spirit of an enlightened, responsible free enterprise system.” The award will be presented at the 36th Annual Valley Business Awards Luncheon held on March 11th at the New Exhibit Hall of the Fresno Convention Center.

Steele was named an Outstanding Alumnus by the Fresno State Alumni Association on behalf of the College of Arts & Humanities in 2005; and he was inducted into Fresno State’s Mass Communication & Journalism Hall of Fame in 2012.

Study by Dr. Pierce referenced in The Atlantic

A study by MCJ professor Dr. Tamyra Pierce was referenced in January by The Atlantic, a magazine based in Washington, D.C. Dr. Pierce’s study found a link between increased social anxiety and the increased use of technology. To learn more, the article can be found at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/01/the-socially-anxious-generation/384458/

Prof. Therkelsen one of three profs chosen for Fresno State Talks

MCJ's Prof. Jes Therkelsen will present the first of three "Fresno State Talks" on Thursday, Feb. 12. Professors were nominated by students and each lecture will explore the topics of Discovery, Diversity and Distinction. Therkelsen's talk is titled, “The stories we weave, the stories we believe, and the stories we leave behind.” Reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the lecture begins at 7 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union. 

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