• BEST IN STATE—Senior Courtney Schoen Lewis was named Best PR Student in Utah. Story
  • CROWBAR—Athletes compete in annual Crowbar backcountry race in Logan Canyon. CHRISTIAN HATAHWAY
  • HINDU FESTIVAL—Hundreds of Hindus and friends gather for annual Holi Festival of Colors in Spanish Fork. DANA IVINS
  • RAINBOW CELEBRATION—Holi celebrants joyfully paint themselves at Hindu festival. DANA IVINS
  • HUT! HUT! HUT!—ROTC teams compete in Ranger Challenge at Camp Williams. ALISON OSTLER. Story
  • SNOWBARD JAM—Boarders show their stuff on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • SNOWBOARD TRICKS as hotdoggers show off on the Quad during Entrepreneur Week. CASSIDEE J. CLINE. Story
  • WINTER A and the American flag over a snowy USU campus. WHITNEY PETERSON
  • QUADVIEW—A springtime view of the USU Quad and Old Main from atop the business building.
  • PRESS CONFERENCE—USU President Stan Albrecht briefing journalism students. CHRIS ROMRIELL. Story
  • HIGH-HEELIN’ IT—Men in high heels and their female supporters walk a mile to protest sex abuse. TY ROGERS
  • ELK PICNIC—Elk and humans mingle at the winter refuge at Blacksmith Fork's Hardware Ranch. CARESA ALEXANDER. Story

Spiked! USU journalists create fitting award to honor ‘curmudgeon’

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Spiked! USU journalists create fitting award to honor ‘curmudgeon’

LOGAN—A new award was created to honor Ted Pease, head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University, who is stepping down from his post at the end of the academic year. The award is named for ...

JCOM department honors its best & brightest, announces scholarships

Sunday, April 14th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on JCOM department honors its best & brightest, announces scholarships

LOGAN—The Department of Journalism & Communication at Utah State University has named its top students for 2013-2014, and awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships for the coming academic year. [caption id="attachment_9281" align="alignleft" width="350"] OUSTANDING! JCOM A-TV News seniors, Emily Landeen, Kelton ...

Ravitz: Writing with empathy, resisting fluff, and making a difference

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Ravitz: Writing with empathy, resisting fluff, and making a difference

By Katie Swain LOGAN—CNN Digital reporter Jessica Ravitz has focused her career on long-form, in-depth storytelling in a day that is increasingly more consumed by 140-character tweets, sound bites and abbreviated news. She returned to Utah Wednesday to share the story of ...

CNN reporter comes to USU to talk about compassionate journalism

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

By Danielle Manley The Utah Statesman LOGAN—CNN enterprise reporter Jessica Ravitz will be on campus Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. in the Agricultural Science Building as part of the Morris Media and Society Lecture series. Ravitz is well known for her coverage of the ...

CNN’s Jessica Ravitz comes to USU for Morris Media & Society Lecture

Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on CNN’s Jessica Ravitz comes to USU for Morris Media & Society Lecture

LOGAN—Jessica Ravitz, former Salt Lake Tribune religion writer and now a reporter for CNN Digital, comes back to Utah on Feb. 27 to deliver a Morris Media & Society Lecture at Utah State University. Ravitz is a journalist who has made ...

Aggie TV News: Worst air in U.S., Dillard’s closing, guns, dogs & sports

Thursday, January 24th, 2013 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie TV News: Worst air in U.S., Dillard’s closing, guns, dogs & sports

By the ATV News Staff LOGAN—In the first newscast of 2013, ATV News reports on: • Dillard’s closes at the Logan Mall. • Local response to possible moves toward gun control, and the Sandy Hook school massacre. • It’s Arts Week at USU, and ...

From teen radio reporter to early-bird UPR host, alum has plenty to say

Friday, January 18th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Stacey Worster Special from The Utah Statesman LOGAN—Not many people can say they started a career before they could drive. But Kerry Bringhurst says she doesn’t always do things typically. [caption id="attachment_8700" align="alignleft" width="443"] Many in the Cache Valley wake up to ...

Broadcast news alum now reporting on the world from Vietnam

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Broadcast news alum now reporting on the world from Vietnam

By Stacey Worster Special from the Utah Statesman HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam—Sarah Dallof’s colleagues, professors and bosses would all agree on one thing—she can do it all. Whether behind the camera, putting together stories, editing, producing and, most of all, reporting ...

Faculty Profile: AggieTV prof shines from fiery crash to Christmas lights

Monday, December 10th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Faculty Profile: AggieTV prof shines from fiery crash to Christmas lights

Story & Photos by D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—A little more than a year ago, a horrific traffic accident and heroic rescue to prevent a fiery death played out just yards away from the Quad at Utah State University. Chris Garff remembers ...

Journalism and PR students scramble, learn in crisis simulation

Friday, November 9th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Journalism and PR students scramble, learn in crisis simulation

By Kristen Munson Photos by Danielle Manley Special from Utah State Today LOGAN—Six minutes into a crisis communication simulation conducted by the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University, student participants learn that the mayor’s son is dead, his body found ...

Presidential candidate blasts press for short-changing U.S. citizens

Tuesday, October 30th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Presidential candidate blasts press for short-changing U.S. citizens

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—Rocky Anderson, former mayor of Salt Lake City and current Justice Party presidential candidate, told a USU audience Friday about the polarizing, increasingly criminal nature of two-party politics in the United States, and the failure of news ...

Rocky Anderson comes to USU to talk press & presidential politics

Friday, October 19th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—In what will likely be the only Logan appearance by a 2012 presidential candidate, Rocky Anderson of the Justice Party will come to Utah State University on Friday, Oct. 26, to deliver a talk on “mass deception” in the press, ...

Journalism students hit undeadline to cover USU zombie outbreak

Monday, October 8th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Journalism students hit undeadline to cover USU zombie outbreak

LOGAN—A team of intrepid student journalists has been assembled in response to reports of yet another low-level zombie outbreak at Utah State University. For the second year in a row, UnDeadline will cover the human-zombie war “without fear or prejudice,” said ...

Aggie journalists to report Oct. 3 on Ethiopia’s hope, heartbreak

Saturday, September 8th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Aggie journalists to report Oct. 3 on Ethiopia’s hope, heartbreak

LOGAN—A year ago, Utah State journalism Professor Matthew LaPlante traveled to Ethiopia and brought back heart-wrenching stories of tribal traditions of infanticide. This time, LaPlante took three Aggie journalism students with him to follow up on stories of life in ...

Aggie journalism prof’s Washington Post article foreshadows Ethiopian leader’s death

Saturday, August 25th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie journalism prof’s Washington Post article foreshadows Ethiopian leader’s death

Editor’s Note: USU JCOM Professor Matthew D. LaPlante led a team of Aggie student journalists to Ethiopia this summer. When they got back, he published this piece in The Washington Post about worries over Ethiopia’s leadership. Within weeks, Ethiopian Prime ...

Journalism prof known as quirky, dedicated, passionate, inspirational

Monday, April 30th, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

By Kristi Ottley LOGAN—USU alumna and longtime journalism professor Nancy Williams is an adviser, a cheerleader, a professor, a confidante, a friend, and a mentor to many students in the journalism and communication department, and those roles don’t end after ...

History edges JCOM for 2012 top teaching department award

Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on History edges JCOM for 2012 top teaching department award

By Allie Jeppson LOGAN—Every year, Utah State University seeks out its most accomplished departments to find just one to honor with the Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA). This year, the Department of History took the cake. “We’re flattered and pleased and not ...

USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards

DENVER—Utah 4-year college journalists dominated this year’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Award competition, collecting more than half the honors awarded to colleges and universities across the four-state region. Of the 83 prizes for the best student journalism ...

Aggie journalists collect 17 prizes at annual Mark of Excellence Awards

Monday, April 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie journalists collect 17 prizes at annual Mark of Excellence Awards

By D. Whitney Smith DENVER—Utah State University journalism students cleaned up at the Society of Professional Journalists 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards at the Region 9 Conference in Denver this weekend. USU student journalists came home with 17 awards for some of ...

Hard News Café Weekly News Digest—April 2, 2012

Monday, April 2nd, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Hard News Café Weekly News Digest—April 2, 2012

NO JOKE:  News about Cache Valley and USU from the Department of Journalism & Communication All the Local News from the past week: Fine dining on the ice, Cherry Creek ski area another step ahead, signs in Nibley, River Heights expanding, ...