Where USF faculty, students and graduates are invited to talk about journalism and its problems and opportunities. This blog is not affiliated with the University of San Francisco, nor is the university responsible for any of the opinions expressed herein -- though it is certainly responsible for the people who entertain those opinions, having educated them. They make us proud.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

media studies senior dinner

last week, media studies faculty and graduating seniors met at assab's, an eritrean restaurant located a few blocks from campus, for dinner and drinks to celebrate the end of the year.

as a first year professor, i have not had the opportunity to get to know and work with all of our seniors. but from all indications, this year's graduating seniors are smart, creative, and engaged.

to all graduating seniors: congratulations!

Friday, May 04, 2007

New Links from Old Friends

Jessica Dryden-Cook has her own personal blog where we may find images from her new job. James Sleeman, who passed through Reporting One without suffering permanent harm, is part of the core over at moli.com

Just to remind those of you who haven't been following the "master narrative" of journalism in the Media Studies department: We are putting together a new course to be offered in Spring 2008. It will be called something like "Field Reporting in the Digital Age." Back in the day, I would have called it a broadcast journalism course.

I am encouraging journalism minors who are also Media Studies majors to combine the two programs so that they take audio production and video production for credit in the major -- and, of course, reporting and advanced reporting in the minor, thus creating a "mini" multimedia journalism emphasis. I'll post more about this during the summer.