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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 ...

Advocacy journalism: Photographers ‘build bridges’ in USU event

Monday, January 14th, 2013 Posted in Arts and Life | 2 Comments »

LOGAN—Veteran photographers and activists Lynn Johnson and Jen Saffron come to Utah State University this week to discuss how journalism, art and activism can work together to tell powerful stories and raise public awareness of humanitarian challenges. “Building Bridges: When Journalism ...

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: 3rd party presidential candidate comes to USU

Sunday, October 28th, 2012 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—Justice Party presidential candidate Rocky Anderson came to Utah State University Friday to criticize the dominant two-party political system and a “deceptive” press for marginalizing citizens and democracy. [caption id="attachment_8460" align="alignleft" width="343"] American citizens are being misled and misinformed by an ...

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, ...

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 ...

‘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 ...

Press-Supreme Court in ‘dysfunctional marriage,’ legal scholar asserts

Saturday, April 16th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | Comments Off on Press-Supreme Court in ‘dysfunctional marriage,’ legal scholar asserts

Story and Photos by Shirrel Cooper LOGAN—The American public is suffering from a lack of information about their highest court, says a USU alumna who served as a clerk on the U.S. Supreme Court. This lack of understanding has created a ...

Ex-Aggie journalist, now BYU law prof, to discuss Supreme Court, press

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—A “civics education emergency of the highest order” involving the public, the press and the Supreme Court exists that threatens constitutional law in this country, says a former Aggie and current BYU law professor. RonNell Andersen Jones, a 1995 USU ...

SL Trib editor assures Utah State: ‘Dying newspaper’ is just a myth

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 3 Comments »

By Shirrel Cooper LOGAN—Journalism students everywhere have been taught that newspapers—the paper edition delivered to doorsteps across America—are dying. In fact, “the dying newspaper” has become part of journalism curriculum, and students are being taught new survival skills in this so-called dying ...

From Haiti to Hollywood, NPR reporter covers the world

Friday, February 18th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on From Haiti to Hollywood, NPR reporter covers the world

Story & Photo by Shirrel Cooper LOGAN—She has traveled the world, survived earthquakes, hurricanes and fires, reported the news in her underwear, had guns pointed at her as she tried to cross borders, and spent time on Hollywood’s red carpet, schmoozing ...

National Public Radio reporter takes listeners from ‘Haiti to Hollywood’

Saturday, February 5th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

LOGAN—Mandalit del Barco, a general assignment correspondent for National Public Radio based in Los Angeles, returns to Utah State University this month to deliver a Morris Media & Society Lecture on how her radio stories open the ...

Morris Lecture celebrates enduring impact of Joseph Pulitzer

Sunday, January 30th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on Morris Lecture celebrates enduring impact of Joseph Pulitzer

By Catherine Meidell News Editor, The Utah Statesman LOGAN—Joseph Pulitzer, a pioneer of journalism in the mid-19th century who used wordcraft to keep American government in line, and who was among the first to establish an independent press, was celebrated this week ...

Pulitzer changed America and the role of the press, biographer says

Saturday, January 29th, 2011 Posted in Opinion | 2 Comments »

By David Bowman LOGAN—When Joseph Pulitzer arrived in the United States in 1864 as a 17-year-old Hungarian mercenary soldier imported to fight for the North in the American Civil War, it is safe to assume that no one could have had ...

Media & Society Lecture focuses on press baron Joseph Pulitzer

Sunday, January 16th, 2011 Posted in Arts and Life | 1 Comment »

Life and influence of famed news baron is subject of JCOM Lecture LOGAN—Nineteenth-century newspaper mogul Joseph Pulitzer will be the focus of a lecture next week by the author of an acclaimed new biography of one of the most famous names ...

NPR’s foreign correspondent brings world to USU

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 Posted in Arts and Life | Comments Off on NPR’s foreign correspondent brings world to USU

National Public Radio correspondent covered wars, diplomacy from Moscow to Baghdad LOGAN — Anne Garrels, senior foreign correspondent for National Public Radio (NPR), comes to Utah State University Nov. 3- 4 to deliver a Morris Media & Society Lecture ...