In her speech, which is free and open to the public, Mourao will discuss the role news organizations play, not only in spinning news, but also in legitimizing topics and people.
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Women in Technology workshops introduced Ruopeng Zhang '21 and Caroline Blackmon '19 to basic web development in a collaborative and fun environment. They urge other students to take advantage of the next round of workshops.
Alumnae business reporters recently visited W&L to offer advice and invite students to lean in and learn.
The discussion will take place Nov. 9. at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
In his talk, which is free and open to the public, Barstow will discuss his coverage of the Trump administration and other projects.
In the op-ed, Professor Kevin Finch argues that Virginians should end the debate about debates.
Professor Kevin Finch, who just released a new documentary, loves that W&L faculty have “this wonderful combination of academic credentials and practical experience.”
Catherine Savoca ’19 explored the real estate development industry this summer as a sales and marketing intern in Lisbon, Portugal.
As a Presidential Leadership Scholar, Dana Bolden '89 discussed effective leadership styles with Presidents Bush and Clinton.
Pinho’s award is part of ODK’s 2018 General Russell E. Dougherty National Leader of the Year competition.
Ellen Kanzinger '18 provides a snapshot of the many opportunities she had to hone her photography skills at Washington and Lee.
Journalism professor Aly Colón weighs in on Fox News support of Hannity.
ODK inducted four honorary and seven student initiates
In addition, stories by two students were chosen as finalists in the SPJ Mark of Excellence national competition.
Hannah Falchuk '18 hopes to improve her cultural understanding and language proficiency in the country.
Swasy's piece was published in Splinter News.
From Lexington to London, Faith E. Pinho '18 has had a vast array of experiences.
In a recent visit to campus, Alisha Laventure ’09, a television news anchor in Dallas, told journalism students about how a national story became personal.
Laventure will speak on the ethical journalist’s role in the modern media age.
Journalism professor Aly Colón weighs in on Sam Nunberg interviews.
The title of his talk is “Common Sense in Uncommon Times: Lessons for the Digital and Physical Worlds.”
Majo Bustamante '18 was a marketing and communications intern for NASA Automotriz, the company that owns the rights to sell Ford and Volkswagen in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Dr. Jeffrey Lacker, former CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will give the H. Parker Willis Lecture in Political Economy.
The three authors of “We Are Charleston” will talk on Feb. 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Stackhouse Theatre, Elrod Commons. It is free and open to the public.
Over the years, her reporting from disadvantaged communities in the United States and abroad has been awarded a Pulitzer Prize, a MacArthur Genius Grant and a National Magazine Award for Feature Writing.
Brett Strohsacker ’06, who played soccer and majored in mass communications at W&L, has worked his way to the top of the Philadelphia Eagles PR team.
The title of Deggans’ talk is: “Building Bridges, Not Walls: Decoding Media's Confusing Coverage of Race and Culture.”
As public information specialist for the airport in Austin, Texas, Kaela Harmon ’05 combines data analysis with creativity for the aviation industry.
Broadcast journalism opportunities have been plentiful at W&L for Ford Carson '18, but the highlight of his college career has been founding a satirical publication, The Radish.
Kathryn E. Young '19 got a Reynolds Business Scholarship that allowed her to intern at her hometown newspaper, the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
As a general assignment intern at The Roanoke Times, Rachel Hicks '19 learned how to be firm with difficult sources.
An internship at Warner Music Group in Nashville allowed Mary-Michael Teel '18 to marry her two loves: music and communications.
Jeremy Franklin has spent his life after college invested in his passion for music as the general manager of WLUR, W&L’s campus radio station.
Katrina Lewis' business reporting internship took her to the Boston Business Journal, where she covered real estate news and development.
Working for the documentary filmmaking company Ark Media allowed Claire Hoffert '18 to exercise her research muscles and learn new skills.
Caroline Blackmon interned this summer with The Dunwoody Crier in Georgia.
Abigail Summerville, a business journalism major, interned on the CNBC.com breaking news desk.
Professors share the inspiration for their first-year seminars, and what they hope students will take away.
Sandberg’s adaptation follows one character as he grapples with the unnerving grip Big Brother, the overpowering political party, has on Oceania.
Steele will speak on “Reflecting Before Reacting: Why Ethics Matters.”
The Journalism Department will host a conversation between Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Eric Eyre and First Amendment attorney Patrick McGinley.
Journalism professor Aly Colón shared his expertise with PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter
Sutton Travis '19 gained a wide breadth of journalism experience as a summer intern at Texas Monthly magazine.
Farrell will speak on “Richard Nixon and Donald Trump: Two American Presidents and the Politics of Grievance.”
Elora Fucigna '19 completed an internship in social media and marketing for Ground Floor Farm, an urban farm in her hometown of Stuart, Florida.
Laura Wang '19 interned for the Shell company in Shanghai, putting her communications skills to the test and making new friends along the way.
Elly Cosgrove '19 stayed busy this summer with internships at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and WECT (Channel 6).
Fahrenthold’s talk, titled "Journalism in the Time of Trump,” is free and open to the public.
Klinenberg's talk, “The Sociology of Connection: From Going Solo to Modern Romance,” is open to the public.
Matt Kaminer '18 stepped outside his comfort zone to work on some big stories during an internship with the Charlotte Observer.
Daisy Norwood-Kelly '18 worked in marketing research for Paramount Pictures over the summer.
Ellen Kanzinger's summer internship allowed her to work on films for the nonprofit GroundTruth Project in Boston, Massachusetts.
Kaela Harmon ’05 makes the case for airports to by combining data analysis with creativity
Journalism professor Aly Colón talks about the spread of fake news on The Academic Minute.
Helping the Charlotte Observer figure out what, where, when and how millennials consume news.
Michael Hudson '85 (pictured) and Scott Bronstein '93 both worked on the Pulitzer-winning Panama Papers investigation, which relied on the collaboration of some 400 journalists around the world.
Register now for the LACOL Popup Discussion, You Are the New Gatekeeper of the News, led by W&L's Aly Colón
Whether they were doing service work in Birmingham, touring firms in NYC, or climbing an ice-encrusted mountain in New Hampshire, Washington and Lee students made the most of Washington Break.
Alecia Swasy, Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism, writes about the journalists' use of Twitter.
Marquita Robinson ’10 loves the uncertainty of life as a sitcom writer for “New Girl.”
Hannah Falchuk's passion for journalism has her reporting both in New York City and local Rockbridge.
Alecia Swasy, the Reynolds Professor of Business Journalism at W&L, will discuss her book, “How Journalists Use Twitter: The Changing Landscape of U.S. Newsrooms.”
Meet Ashley Faulkner ‘18, a University Ambassador with a passion for showing others why she loves W&L
Three nationally acclaimed journalists will participate in a discussion of the challenges facing the news media in covering the Trump administration.
Jill Geisler, the Bill Plante Chair in Leadership and Media Integrity at Loyola University Chicago, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 63rd Institute in Media Ethics.
W&L's Colón's piece, "You are the new gatekeeper of the news," was recently published on The Conversation.
Marketing maven Tina Tison ’95 is inspired by tradition and innovation.
Sandra Reiter, associate professor of business administration at Washington and Lee University, will give a talk on Feb. 15 as part of W&L’s Roger Mudd Center for Ethics Markets and Morals series.
University of Maryland professor Jennifer Golbeck will speak on “Footprints in the Digital Dust: How Your Online Behavior Says More Than You Think.”
In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor, Colón points to the key questions that must be asked when determining if the graphic nature of a photograph outweighs its journalistic importance.
Witt Hawkins ’18, a global politics major and mass communications minor from Memphis, Tennessee, received a William Jefferson Clinton Scholarship to attend the American University in Dubai.
"It's been exciting to serve in this role and see others get interested in the advertising field, as well as having the opportunity to spend time and plan with several fabulous members of the Williams School staff."
"The conference is a great way to meet and network with alumni, and a leadership role with AdLib allows more opportunity to speak with and gain valuable advice from alumni in my interested field."
Alecia Swasy's new book tackles the impact of social media on journalism.
Alecia Swasy, Donald W. Reynolds Chair in Business Journalism, writes about the media's coverage of rural America.
Washington and Lee faculty participated in a panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17, discussing the 2016 election from a variety of perspectives.
Harvard Business School professor Nien-hê Hsieh to lecture on “The Role and Responsibilities of Business in Society: Back to Basics.”
Macy, an award-winning journalist and author, spoke as part of the Fishback Visiting Writers program.
Keith Woods, vice president of diversity in news and operations at NPR, will deliver the keynote address for the 62nd Ethics Institute in Journalism.
Taylor Gulotta '17 discusses the challenges and rewards of stage managing the fall 2016 Bentley Musical "The Theory of Relativity."
Peter Wittig, German Ambassador to the U.S., will speak on “German Policy Toward the European Refugee Crisis” at W&L's Institute for Honor Symposium.
Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, recently shared his expertise in an Associate Press story titled, "Experts: No Clear Criminal Case Over Trump Tax Disclosure."
Award-winning financial journalist and author will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Macy will speak on "Reporting From the Margins: 30 Years of Covering Exploitation, Greed and Race." Her talk is free and open to the public and a book signing will follow.
Seth C. Lewis, the Shirley Papé Chair in Electronic Media in the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon, will give a talk on “Journalists, Audiences…and Bots?! New Ways of Thinking about What’s Happening with News” on Oct. 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Aly Colón, Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, recently shared his expertise in an Associate Press story titled, "Experts: No Clear Criminal Case Over Trump Tax Disclosure."
Diana Henriques, an award-winning financial journalist and author, will give a talk at Washington and Lee on Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons. The title of her speech is “The Timeless Lessons of the Bernie Madoff Scandal.”
The Departments of Journalism and Mass Communications and Politics at Washington and Lee University will host a mayoral debate on Oct. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in the Millhiser Moot Court Room of Lewis Hall, W&L’s Law School. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
Janey Fugate is a journalism and Romance languages major from Atlanta, Ga. She spent a summer interning as a reporter for El Nuevo Herald, the Spanish language newspaper in Miami.
Author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Carl Bernstein will deliver the keynote address for the 15th annual Institute for Honor Symposium on Friday at 4:00 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
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John X. Miller '77, managing editor of Winston-Salem Journal, adds his name to the city's list of 'firsts.'
Experiential marketing puts Gabrey Means '92 and her clients in unexpected places.
Amber Cooper '12 brings her passion for creativity and communications to her marketing career.
Zillow COO Amy Bohutinsky '97 shares her expertise with students at AdLib 2016.
Through teaching and practice, Cliff Holekamp '96 is reinventing St. Louis with entrepreneurship.
English and journalism major Sara Korash-Schiff '15 interns in book publishing in Nashville.
Mass communication and American history major Will Bartlett '15 interns for CBS News.
"The greatest thing for me about the W&L journalism program is the numerous opportunities you have to succeed and keep learning."
"W&L is more than just a school, and the professors are more than just educators."
Johnson Opportunity Grant winner tries her hand at brand marketing in Charleston, S.C.
"In those newsrooms surrounded by professional journalists, I still emailed my professors when I needed honest advice."
Maggie Voelzke '15 gets her start in television as a news associate in CNN's Washington, D.C. Bureau.
Journalism major Leslie Yevak interns at Fox News Channel.
"One word can sum up my feelings about the last three years: Grateful."
Journalism major Faith Pinho '18 interns for NPR News in Boston.
Washington and Lee journalism major Rachel Stone ’17 recently found herself reporting on one of this summer’s most heartbreaking stories. As an intern at the Charlotte (North Carolina) Observer, she was assigned to interview the mother of Lorne Ahrens, one of five police officers shot and killed in Dallas on July 7.
Hagberg says the philosophy at Google, where she is head of food and beverage advertising, is to avoid complacency.
Erika Hagberg ’97 builds relationships with customers as head of food and beverage advertising for Google.
Athena (Yue) Cao, a senior from Beijing, China, has won first place for feature writing (small school division) in the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) 2015 national Mark of Excellence for college journalists.
Jim Tankersley, an economic policy correspondent for the Washington Post, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on May 18, at 5 p.m. in the Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor of Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University, has contributed to the conversation about Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, and her new role on the board of directors of Uber.
Alisha Laventure, a 2009 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will join Dallas’s WFAA/Channel 8 in July as a weekend anchor for the “News 8 Daybreak” morning newscast.
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a March 30 Pittsburgh News-Gazette article about the termination of award-winning television journalist Wendy Bell.
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in a March 7 Washington Post article about Ted Cruz's assertion that media outlets have delayed publishing damaging exposés on Donald Trump to influence the outcome of the Republican nomination.
Media executive Vivian Schiller will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 61st Institute of Media Ethics on March 18 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Carl Bernstein, investigative journalist and author, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s Institute for Honor Symposium “The Press and the Presidency: The Battle for Public Opinion in War, Peace and the Digital Age” on March 18 at 4:15 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
With the 2016 presidential campaign well underway, we’ve found several Washington and Lee University alumni on social media who are either covering the campaign or part of it. If you’re a campaign staff member or a journalist covering a candidate, please let us know, and we’ll add you to the list.
Scott Thomas, who double majored in history and journalism from Washington and Lee University in 1977, has been analyzing numbers for a long time.
Alexa Clay, a storyteller and researcher of underground subcultures, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 16 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
Two key members of Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV 7 staff will visit Washington and Lee University Feb. 3 and tell their stories of the tragedy last August when two of their colleagues were shot and killed on live television.
The following opinion piece by Aly Colón, Knight Chair of Media Ethics at Washington and Lee, appeared in The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, on Jan. 27, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.
Rich Murray, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be inducted into the 2016 class of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.
Philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1953 and from its Law School in 1955, has made headlines for saving the struggling Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister publications, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com.
Nikki Usher, an assistant professor in George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and one of the leading scholars of digital journalism, will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University at 5 p.m. Dec. 8, in Huntley Hall Room 221.
Myers McGarry is a mass communications major with a minor in studio art from Charlotte, N.C. She is a peer counselor and involved in Mock Convention.
Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 60th Institute of Media Ethics on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
"I was lucky to start college in a supportive yet competitive program that set the precedent to succeed on and off the field."
Acclaimed investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.
David Brooks, an author and a bi-weekly op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel on W&L’s campus. It is free and open to the public.
Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz will be covered from all angles this campaign cycle by two Washington and Lee University alumnae. He’s got Rachael Slobodien (’06) (blogged about here) leading his communications staff, and Jessica Hopper (W&L ’08) covering his campaign as a digital journalist with ABC News.
The Roanoke Times caught up with Kaylee Hartung to ask her how her liberal arts education at Washington and Lee prepared her for her job as a sports broadcaster.
Athena (Yue) Cao, a rising senior from Beijing, China, has been awarded one of two 2015 journalism summer fellowships from the Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation.
Heather Mangrum '92 uses her background in journalism and business to make an impact in the nonprofit sector.
If you've been watching the College World Series on ESPN, you might have spotted Kaylee Hartung, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2007 with a double major in politics and journalism. This week she's in Omaha, Nebraska, reporting on the 2015 Division I baseball championships.
Kate Shellnutt, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 2008 and works for Christianity Today (CT), has been a go-to source on the Duggar Family scandal story. She’s been on CNN and quoted in the Washington Post.
Rachel Adams-Heard, a junior business journalism major at Washington and Lee University, has won first place for general news reporting-newspaper (small school division) in Region 2 of the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2014 college journalism competition.
Viewers of CNN know that award-winning reporter Sumnima Udas will cover with care any story on her beat — India. When she’s reporting on the recent earthquakes in Nepal, however, the 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee University brings extra depth, for she is a native of that country.
A professor's thoughtfulness changed the course of Mark Eastham's life
Mary Childs, a 2008 journalism graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be honored with a Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award (TDIA) on April 24 as part of the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.
The first Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Faculty Seminar, titled "Human Rights in Africa: A Transdisciplinary Approach," will take place during the 2015-16 academic year at Washington and Lee University.
Sheri Fink, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has reported on health care crises around the world, will deliver this year's Fishback Visiting Writer lecture at Washington and Lee University on March 30 at 5 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater in Elrod Commons.
Charles Spurgeon Rowe '45, '50L, who served on the Washington and Lee University Board of Trustees from 1984 to 1994, died on Friday, March 13, in Vero Beach, Florida. He was 89.
Emmanuel Tchividjian, a senior vice president and chief ethics officer at the public relations firm Ruder Finn, will give the keynote address at Washington and Lee's 59th Institute of Media Ethics on Friday, March 20, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Jennifer Agiesta, director of polling and election analytics at CNN, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University, on Thursday, March 19, at 6 p.m. in the Hillel House multipurpose room.
Richard Brookhiser, American journalist, biographer and historian, will deliver the keynote address at the Institute for Honor Symposium "From Civil War to a Civil Society: Achieving Peace with Honor" at Washington and Lee University on March 20 in Lee Chapel.
George Evans Goodwin Jr., a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and public relations executive who received an honorary doctor of letters from W&L in 1997, died on Jan. 21 at his home in Atlanta.
Roger H. Mudd, a 1950 graduate of Washington and Lee University and an award-winning journalist, received the Award for Individual Philanthropy from the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) at its annual awards banquet Jan. 6 in San Diego, California.
Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder of Tallahassee, Florida, a junior at Washington and Lee University, has been awarded a 2014 Barbara L. Frye Scholarship from the Florida Capitol Press Corps. The scholarship is awarded to aspiring journalists.
Aly Colón, the Knight Professor in Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, was quoted in an article in the Nov. 7 edition of The New York Times about the F.B.I.'s impersonation of an Associated Press reporter to catch a school bomb threat suspect.
In partnership with the Department of Journalism, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics will host West Wing Reports' Paul Brandus as its fall 2014 Executive-in-Residence.
Ingrid Ciprian-Matthews, vice president of CBS News, will give the keynote address at the 58th Institute in Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Beth Macy, author of the Lukas Prize-winning "Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local – and Helped Save an American Town," will speak at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater.
Among the many celebrations that marked the third week of May for the graduating seniors, one remembered an alumnus: the late Todd Smith '83.
Adedayo (Dayo) Abah is one of six recipients of the 2014/15 social media externship grants awarded by the Scripps Howard Foundation and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).
Washington and Lee University has announced the first round of students selected to receive 2014 Johnson Opportunity Grants, and the second round of selections is underway.
Six Washington and Lee students and the staff of "The Rockbridge Report" have won awards in the Society of Professional Journalists' regional Mark of Excellence college journalism competition.
Sarah-Jean Vallon, a senior mass communications major and studio art minor from Hewlett, N.Y., has received a Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX) fellowship. Competition for CBYX fellowships is highly competitive. Vallon was chosen from a pool of 700 applicants following interviews in February.
Aly Colón, director of standards and practices at NBC News and assigned to Telemundo Network News, will become the next John S. and James L. Knight Chair in Media Ethics at Washington and Lee University.
Author Michael Sokolove will give the Fishback Lecture at Washington and Lee University on Tuesday, March 4, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. The title of the talk, which is free and open to the public, is "You CAN Go Home Again: A journalist's discoveries–personal, political, sociological–after returning to the once-model suburb of his childhood."
John Hazard, director of client services at Contently, will give the keynote address of the 57th Institute in Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Feb. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.
Washington and Lee University added two members to its Board of Trustees on Friday, Feb. 7, during the winter meeting of the board: Dana J. Bolden, of Atlanta, the group communications director, finance, for the Coca-Cola Co.; and Todd L. Sutherland, of Lawrence, Kan., the president and CEO of University National Bank.
Dean Baquet contends that the burden is to grant anonymity out of necessity and not convenience.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and managing editor for news at The Times will address "Why the Big News Organizations and Their Anonymous Sources Matter."
Gene Foreman will teach courses during Washington and Lee's Spring Term.
Sumnima Udas, a 2001 graduate of Washington and Lee, has been with CNN in various roles since her graduation.
Today begins a three-day series of "dispatches from a busy summer" in which students in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communications report on their internships.
John Dahlburg '75 has been named the Benelux news editor for the Associated Press.
Brian Richardson, the Redenbaugh Term Professor of Journalism and Mass Communications at Washington and Lee, presented the lecture marking his appointment to the professorship.
Lecture focusing on journalism education on Sept. 24 in Northen Auditorium.
H. Brandt Ayers, author, journalist and publisher of the Anniston (Ala.) Star, will give a talk at Washington and Lee on Monday, Sept. 16, at 5:30 p.m. in Leyburn Library's Northen Auditorium.
Pamela Luecke, head of the department of journalism and mass communications at Washington and Lee, is optimistic about the future of the Washington Post under its new owner.
After covering trials for 25 years, Washington and Lee's Toni Locy wrote the book on how to cover America's courts.
Earlier this month, a website that focuses on sustainability in New York City made its debut, with Washington and Lee alumna Alden Wicker as its founder and blogger-in-chief.
The following op-ed by Michael McGuire, who graduated in May with a double major in journalism and Spanish, was published in The Baltimore Sun on Thursday, June 13, 2013, and is reprinted here by permission. A good problem to have: 'You can do anything' In quickly changing world, a liberal arts education may be more […]
Toni Locy, the Reynolds Professor of Legal Reporting at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA's "Virginia Insight" show on Monday, June 10, to discuss her new book, "Covering America's Courts: A Clash of Rights."
When Waringa Kamau arrived at Washington and Lee in 2011, she had talked herself into the practicality of a business major. Her longtime love of journalism, though, tugged at her so much that she soon switched her major.
Two Washington and Lee journalism alums, both of whom work for Bloomberg News, are finalists in the prestigious Gerald A. Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
Washington and Lee University journalism professor Toni Locy is the author of a column on MSNBC in response to reports that the Justice Department examined phone records of Associated Press reporters.
The Society of Professional Journalists has named Washington and Lee's "Rockbridge Report" newscast the Best Independent Online Student Publication in the nation, and has recognized a W&L senior and three alumni for the best Online In-Depth Reporting in the country.
Washington and Lee journalism professor Claudette Artwick, who studies social media, sees upsides and downsides of social media during the Boston bombing coverage.
Rockbridge Report, the multimedia newscast of Washington and Lee's department of journalism and mass communications, swept the awards at the Society of Professional Journalists' annual Mark of Excellence Awards for the organization’s Region 2.
Washington and Lee alumnus Hill Goodspeed '92 was featured in an interview on WALA-TV (FOX10TV) for Pensacola, Fla., and Mobile, Ala., earlier this month.
A series of investigative stories edited by John Dahlburg, of Washington and Lee's Class of 1975, in the Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., won the Pulitzer Prize Gold Medal for public service journalism on Monday.
Arthur S. Brisbane, a longtime journalist who most recently served as public editor of The New York Times, will be the Visiting Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University for the 2013-14 academic year.
Ray Suarez, the Washington-based senior correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour,” told a Washington and Lee University audience Monday that rather than talking about things that matter to the American people, too much of the national election was spent obsessing about "what Joe Biden might call 'malarkey.' "
Christopher Graves, CEO of one of the world’s largest public relations networks, Ogilvy Public Relations, will give the keynote address for the 55th Media Ethics Institute at Washington and Lee University.
Ray Suarez, Washington-based senior correspondent for “The News Hour” on PBS, is the Fishback Visiting Writer at Washington and Lee University for 2013 and will present a public lecture on March 11, at 5 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater of Elrod Commons.
A new textbook by Washington and Lee journalism professor Toni Locy introduces students to legal reporting.
Washington and Lee alumni Don Belt '72 and Doug Harwood '74 will be inducted into the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame in Richmond on April 11.
Washington and Lee University seniors Shannon McGovern and Keaton Fletcher will be recognized as the Generals of the Month for January.
Citing the current national conversation about whether or not college is worth it, Andrew Delbanco told a Washington and Lee University audience Friday that we should not lose sight of the mystery of higher education.
Washington and Lee University's Alpha Circle of Omicron Delta Kappa will recognize its new initiaties at the University's Founders Day/Omicron Delta Kappa Convocation on January 18.
Forbes Magazine has tabbed Washington and Lee alumna Kelly Evans, of the Class of 2007, one its annual list of 30 Under 30: Media — "the next wave of power players in the news and information..."
Washington and Lee alumna Jennifer Agiesta, of the Class of 2000, is the new director of polling for Associated Press.
Washington and Lee alumnus Grant Gish, the executive director of 20th Century Fox TV Animation, has been named one of Next Gen 2012: Hollywood’s Fastest-Rising Stars, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“The American President,” a compelling Associated Press photo exhibit portraying American presidents during memorable events in American history, currently on display in Washington and Lee University's Leyburn Library.
Addressing the 54th Institute on Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, David Carr, media and culture columnist at The New York Times, said that the time to be a journalist is now.
David Carr, media and culture columnist at The New York Times, will present the keynote address of the 54th Institute on Ethics in Journalism at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. in Lee Chapel.
Thomas Grove, a 2002 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will return to campus to give a lecture on Thursday, Oct. 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium of Leyburn Library. The title of the talk is "Our Man in Moscow: Reporting from Russia for Reuters." The event is free and open to the public. […]
Journalists from around the country gathered at Washington and Lee to discuss how to write about poverty and economic injustice during the first Knight Poverty Journalism Conference.
Journalists from around the country who write about poverty and economic justice will convene at Washington and Lee University next month for the inaugural Knight Poverty Journalism Conference.
Washington and Lee senior Michael McGuire argues that newspapers should not endorse political candidates in an op-ed for Editor & Publisher's "Critical Thinking" series this month.
More than 150 Civil War-era newspapers have found a home in the Special Collections of Washington and Lee University’s Leyburn Library thanks to Fred Farrar, a member of W&L’s Class of 1941 and a retired teacher of journalism.
Errors in the initial reporting by two cable news networks aren't a new phenomenon, but the megaphone of social media amplified the mistakes.
Thirteen members of the Washington and Lee University faculty have been named to endowed professorships— two each in the School of Law and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and nine in the College. W&L currently has 45 endowed full professorships and 10 term professorships, which recognize worthy teachers who have made meaningful […]
Washington and Lee journalism student Michael McGuire's first assignment on his summer internship in Miami is one he won't soon forget.
Kate Shellnutt, a 2008 graduate of Washington and Lee University, has parlayed her majors in religion and print journalism into a post at the Houston Chronicle newspaper, where she produces the “Houston Belief” religion blog and reports on religion. Her work is the subject of a wide-ranging interview about newspapers, religion reporting and social media […]
Washington and Lee University seniors Brandon Allred and Katie Shelor will be recognized at the Generals of the Month presentation on Wednesday, May 9, at 12:30 p.m. in the Marketplace in Elrod Commons. This is the final CSS presentation of the academic year. They will begin again monthly in September 2012, for the 2012-2013 year. […]
Dan Gillmor, the founding director of the Knight Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship at the Walter Cronkite School for Journalism and Mass Communication, will give the keynote address for W&L's 53rd Media Ethics Institute.
New Yorker media critic Ken Auletta told a Washington and Lee audience that today’s journalists, faced with the uncertainty wrought by rapid technological change, must believe in themselves.
Ken Auletta, one of America's premier media critics, will present the keynote address to Washington and Lee University's 12th annual Institute for Honor on Friday, March 2, at 4 p.m. in Lee Chapel. The institute is exploring "The New Conversation: How Are the News Media Shaping Our Political Beliefs." The title of Auletta's speech is […]
Congratulations to Hampden H. Smith III, Washington and Lee professor emeritus of journalism and communications, and Mike Allen, a member of W&L's Class of 1986 and currently chief White House correspondent for Politico, on their election to the Virginia Communications Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame inducts Virginia-born communicators, and persons born elsewhere who have […]
Fishback Visiting Writer Jackie Spinner, a former Washington Post reporter who covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will present a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 13, Elrod Commons.
Household Internet connections in the Rockbridge area exceed the national average, but residents’ use of the latest online tools is unexpectedly low, according to a recent survey by a Washington and Lee University researcher. The survey by Claudette Artwick, associate professor of journalism and mass communications at W&L, was developed with students in her course […]
Edward Wasserman, Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee, appeared on NPR affiliate WMRA’s “Virginia Insight” show on Monday, Jan. 23, 2012, to discuss political journalism as the current presidential campaign continues to heat up. Wasserman writes a bi-weekly column for the Miami Herald and McClatchy Newspapers and blogs at ewasserman.com. Mike Grundmann, […]
The intense media coverage of the allegations of child sexual abuse at Penn State and Syracuse universities has raised questions about various ethical issues that media must confront. For Edward Wasserman, the Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics at Washington and Lee University, one of the most interesting questions concerns the proper relationship between media and […]
Residents of Lexington and Rockbridge County, will undoubtedly turn first to the index to see if they recognize the names of the letter writers in the new book The Lexington Letters: Two Centuries of Water Under the Bridge (Mariner Publishing, November 2011), which collects 200 years of letters to the editors of the local newspapers. […]
The following piece by Washington and Lee University junior Michael McGuire was published in The Baltimore Sun on Nov. 24, 2011, and is reprinted here with permission. By Michael McGuire SEVILLE, Spain—Here, the orange trees are the only things changing color as autumn takes its hold. The palmeras and the jasmine vines that climb the […]
Glenn Proctor, the recently retired editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, will give a lecture at Washington and Lee University on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. in Huntley Hall 327. The talk is open to the public. Proctor has words of warning for the journalism business: “We need to take back our message.” The steps […]
Matthew Winkler, the editor in chief of Bloomberg News, the global news service he founded with Michael Bloomberg, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Friday, Nov. 11, at 5:30 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons. He is the keynote speaker of W&L’s 52nd Institute on Ethics in Journalism. Winkler’s talk, whose title is […]
The Second Annual Nobel Prize Symposium at Washington and Lee University, coordinated this year by Wayne Dymacek, professor of mathematics, will feature presentations by W&L faculty who will give background on the individuals who have won this year's Nobel Prizes and the activities that earned those honors. All sessions are open to the W&L community […]
Uri Berliner, a deputy national editor at National Public Radio, will give a public talk at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 5 p.m. in Huntley Hall 327. The title of his talk is "Risky Business: Bankers, Governments and Debt Bubbles." Unemployment, mortgage crisis, rising debt, looming Euro disaster. The current economic […]
During her summer internship at "D Magazine" in Dallas, the Washington and Lee senior Kelsy McCraw, from Greenville, S.C., interviewed chefs and professional women bowlers, wrote about advertising and did a video with Dallas' best children's entertainer. But maybe her most memorable assignment — and most compelling story — was one that she did on […]
The October 2011 issue of "Vanity Fair" magazine contains its annual list of movers and shakers, "The New Establishment and the Powers that Be: 2011." At Number 39 in the 50-person list of the New Establishment, right in there with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder; Jeff Bezos, head of Amazon; and J.K. Rowling, creator of Harry Potter, […]
Washington and Lee University will hold two screenings of "Page One," the 90-minute documentary about a year in the life of The New York Times on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 26 and 27, at 7 p.m. in Stackhouse Theater. The movie is free and open to the public. On Sept. 26, the screening will be […]
Doug Cumming, associate professor of journalism and mass communications at Washington and Lee, acquired some continental habits this summer. He learned to dry his clothes on an indoor clothesline, display potted geraniums in his window, and don what he calls a “Fellini” jacket and a Panama hat. He chalks up this transformation to a four-week teaching […]
Although social media seem to dominate conversations about the future of journalism, the current debt-ceiling impasse underscores the value and importance of traditional journalism, according to Pamela Luecke, a journalism professor at Washington and Lee University. "I don't mean to dismiss the power and potential of new forms of journalism," said Luecke, the Donald W. […]
Media magnate Rupert Murdoch's decision to shut down the British tabloid News of the World in the wake of the phone-hacking scandal sets a whole new standard for the response to a newspaper's ethical lapse, according to Edward Wasserman, media ethics professor at Washington and Lee University. "It's the first time I've ever seen ethical […]