At a meeting Monday, the following students were selected as next year’s SPJ officers:
President: Katherine Mansfield
Vice President: Kelly Witas
Secretary: Nick Farrell
Treasurer: Abby Lutcher
Historian: Jenny Schouppe
Congratulations to all five of you!
The organizations in the Department of Communication, including the Society of Professional Journalists, came together to fill 20 baskets for Easter Buddies.
Easter Buddies is an event promoted on campus where organizations, students and faculty come together to fill Easter baskets for local families in need.
Waynesburg alumna and WTOV-9 producer Jackalyn Kovac spoke to students Monday about being at the center of the coverage of the Steubenville High School Rape Case.
Kovac warned students about getting caught up in the misinformation presented on social networking and even by other news sources; she encouraged students to research everything before they present it as news.
She spoke about being an ethical journalist and maintaining the notion that people are “innocent until proven guilty.”
For more photos from the event, check out our Facebook page (click the “f” in the top right corner of this page)!
After attending the SPJ conference in Cleveland on Feb. 23, members Lucas Diethorn and Jenny Schouppe posed in front of the “free” stamp on Lakeside Avenue.
During the conference, four Waynesburg University SPJ members learned how to use social media to become better journalists. The focus of the conference was primarily online content. Through the conference, attendees were able to participate in hands-on activities and group discussions.
Steubenville High School Rape Case: Online Threats, Hackers & the Media
Join us in Buhl 416 at 3 p.m. for an SPJ event.
Jackie Kovac, news producer at WTOV9 and Waynesburg alumna, will speak about the rape case that has made national headlines.
RSVP on the Waynesburg SPJ Facebook (click the “f” on the top right corner of this page!).
SPJ Adviser Brandon Szuminsky (left) taught students the essentials of resume writing at a workshop Feb. 18.
SPJ members chatted with Jen Simons via Skype in December. Simons described life as a co-executive producer in New York and took questions from the audience. Currently, Simons is one of the producers for “The Newlywed Game.”