As the days get longer (and hopefully warmer), we’re keeping busy in SJMC.
This month, several students attended the 2023 Investigative Reporters and Editors’ annual NICAR conference in Nashville, Tennessee. We hosted a panel about freedom of speech and expression with 10 journalists from the World Press Institute. We also held a showcase of student work to highlight the fantastic storytelling that our students produce in SJMC courses.
We have several events and visitors planned for April, including our rescheduled McGranahan Lecture with Dr. Jelani Cobb, a visit from media law and ethics professor, Dr. Caitlin Carlson, and the Ken Starck memorial seminar and reception. These opportunities for students and faculty are made possible thanks to the generosity of SJMC donors, alumni, and friends.
Tomorrow is One Day for Iowa, the University of Iowa’s 24-hour online giving day, and your donations to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication will continue to support our efforts. Thanks to the generosity of SJMC alum, Jeff Grisamore, One Day for Iowa gifts will be matched up to $25,000! You can also support SJMC by sharing our link, https://1dayforiowa.org/fa-sjmc23, and commenting on and sharing social media posts using the hashtag #1DayForIowa.
We are incredibly fortunate to have the support of such a wonderful community.
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Melissa Tully, Interim Director