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American, 25, postpones life to save abandoned children of Ethiopia

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on American, 25, postpones life to save abandoned children of Ethiopia

By Mackinzie Hamilton Photo by Matthew D. LaPlante Reprinted from The Oregonian ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia—It’s lunchtime at the Yehiwot Reay compound, in the Megenagna District of Ethiopia’s sprawling capital city, and a mob of gangly boys scrambles for seats at a wooden table. ...

Aggie TV: Congo visitors, a journalism safari, bikers and Blackhawks

Monday, October 8th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie TV: Congo visitors, a journalism safari, bikers and Blackhawks

LOGAN—The latest Aggie TV Newscast features JCOM students traveling to Ethiopia, and Congolese government officials traveling to Logan. Donors give the College of Natural Resources a financial boost, True Aggie Night, the fall election season heats up, bikers take teddy bears ...

Aggie journalism students tell stories of hope & heartbreak from Africa

Friday, October 5th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Aggie journalism students tell stories of hope & heartbreak from Africa

By D. Whitney Smith LOGAN—The importance of beer in interviewing, needy street children and bathrooms without toilet paper were all topics of conversation Wednesday when three student-journalists shared their experiences from a reporting trip to Ethiopia. [caption id="attachment_8298" align="alignleft" width="420"] JCOM student ...

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 ...

JCOM Prof, SLTrib Photographer Win Journalism Ethics Award

Monday, April 16th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on JCOM Prof, SLTrib Photographer Win Journalism Ethics Award

LaPlante’s stories on ‘mingi’—Ethiopian infanticide—win Ancil Payne Prize from UOregon EUGENE, Ore.—Journalists Matthew LaPlante of the USU Department of Journalism & Communication, and Rick Egan of The Salt Lake Tribune are winners of the 2012 Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in ...

LaPlante: Doing ‘missionary journalism,’ from classroom to war zone

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

By Kristen Munson Liberalis Editor LOGAN—Framed on one wall of Matthew LaPlante’s office are stories of dying veterans, sick because they had the audacity to breathe on their military bases as open-air pit fires spewed chemicals into the sky. Photographs of a ...

‘Mingi’—journalists bring the story of Ethiopian infanticide to USU

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

Story and Photos by Heidi Hansen LOGAN—From Ethiopia to the USU auditorium, two Utah journalists who recently took a risky journey to the Horn of Africa in effort to tell a heart-wrenching story of infanticide to the world stepped out Tuesday ...

Images of Ethiopia: Rick Egan’s photos from the Horn of Africa

Thursday, October 6th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—Veteran photojournalist Rick Egan of the Salt Lake Tribune came to USU on Tuesday to show his vision of the Kara people, from his reporting trip to Ethiopia last summer with fellow journalist Matthew LaPlante. Egan, a 26-year veteran of the ...

The Children of Ethiopia: From the Cradle to the Grave

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on The Children of Ethiopia: From the Cradle to the Grave

LOGAN—Two Utah journalists launch the 2011-2012 Morris Media & Society Lecture season at Utah State next week to report on what they found when they traveled to Ethiopia this summer to investigate the plight of children in that impoverished and ...