Posts Tagged ‘Journalism in the Public Interest’

PBS’s Heffner on ‘Civil Discourse in an Uncivil Age’

The “incivility of bigotry” has resulted in a society unable to come together across difference, Alexander Heffner said during a keynote lecture at Allegheny College on Thursday.

“The incivility of bigotry does not mean the incivility of purely racism or xenophobia or nativism. The incivility of bigotry is the incapacity of our society to rationalize and reason with disparate political objectives and constituencies,” Heffner, host of “The Open Mind” on PBS, said to 100 students, faculty, staff and community members gathered in the Tillotson Room of the Tippie Alumni Center.

“When you have a bigoted attitude or mindset it precludes you from having an exchange that is thoughtful and deliberative and fruitful in what it yields.” (more…)

Mauroni Named Finalist in Mark of Excellence Awards

Angela Mauroni ’17, news editor for The Campus, was a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year. The awards were presented at the Region I spring conference in New Haven, Connecticut on April 10. Region 1, the largest of the 12 SPJ regions, includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Junior News Editor Alex Weidenhof ’18 traveled to New Haven to accept the award on behalf of Angela and The Campus.

Hatch Earns Journalism Award for Newspaper Column

Visiting Assistant Professor of Journalism in the Public Interest Cheryl Hatch earned the third place award – for her column in the Meadville Tribune – in the Opinions category of the 2016 Excellence in Journalism Awards of the Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association. The awards recognize the best of journalism coverage in Pennsylvania.

Student Journalist Angela Mauroni Is Finalist in Mark of Excellence Awards

April 20, 2016 – Angela Mauroni, news editor for The Campus, the student newspaper at Allegheny College, was a finalist in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Mark of Excellence awards. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year.

The awards were presented at the Region I spring conference in New Haven, Connecticut on April 10. Region 1, the largest of the 12 SPJ regions, includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Mauroni, a junior from New Kensington, is majoring in English with minors in history, political science and journalism in the public interest. She will serve as co-editor-in-chief of The Campus in 2016-17.

Alex Weidenhof, junior news editor for The Campus, traveled to New Haven to accept the award on behalf of Mauroni and The Campus, which is in its 140th year of publishing at Allegheny College.

Photo: Angela Mauroni, center, with friends

Student Journalists at Allegheny College To Host Open House for Birthday of Ida Tarbell, Class of 1880

Oct. 29, 2015 – The student journalists of The Campus, the award-winning student newspaper at Allegheny College, will celebrate pioneering journalist Ida Tarbell’s birthday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, November 5 in the newspaper’s newsroom, Campus Center 314. The public is invited for cake and an open house.

Tarbell was born in Erie County on November 5, 1857 and grew up in Titusville. The only woman to matriculate at Allegheny College in 1876 and graduate in 1880, Tarbell set a standard for investigative reporting that journalists today continue to hold high.

“I think Ida Tarbell’s legacy is something that resonates deeply with the work we do for The Campus,” said Christina Bryson, the college newspaper’s editor-in-chief. “She never let anything or anyone stop her from doing her journalistic duty. Ida teaches us that it’s our duty as journalists to report the truth no matter how tough it may be to actually report. And I think as long as we continue working towards that goal of fairness and accuracy while also informing the public of the tougher issues, then we as student journalists are honoring Ida Tarbell’s legacy.” (more…)

Professor Hatch Presents Her Work from Liberia

Visiting Professor of Journalism in the Public Interest Cheryl Hatch did a presentation of her work from Liberia this summer. She gave a talk, titled “Let this Ebola end,” and presented her photographs at the Mattapoisett Free Public Library on July 21 in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts. In addition, her image “Watch Night” was among the 25 selected for the Women in Photojournalism Conference and was shown in Denver at the gallery reception for the exhibit on August 15.

The Campus Newspaper Wins First-place Mark of Excellence Award

The Campus has won a first-place Mark of Excellence Award from the Society of Professional Journalists in Region 1, which includes Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Sam Stephenson ’15, co-editor-in-chief of The Campus, and photo editor Meghan Hayman ’16 won the award in the category of breaking news. Mark of Excellence Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year. First-place winners move on to the national competition among category winners from the 12 regions of the Society of Professional Journalists. Visiting Professor of Journalism in the Public Interest Cheryl Hatch serves as faculty advisor to The Campus.

Hatch Presents Her Recent Work from Liberia at Three Colleges and Universities in North Carolina

Cheryl Hatch, visiting professor in journalism in the public interest and documentary photographer, presented her recent work from Liberia at Wake Forest University, High Point University, and Guilford College March 23-26. Fellow journalist Brian Castner joined Hatch as part of a weeklong visit to Campus Consortium partners in North Carolina’s Triad region at the invitation of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Rather than simply considering the number of deaths, the journalists examined the efforts by local communities and the U.S. military to try to contain the spread of Ebola in Liberia. They also reported on the celebrations of Watch Night and the expected reopening of schools, which had been closed for more than six months. The journalists received a grant from the Pulitzer Center to help fund part of their travel in December 2015 and January 2015. During their week in North Carolina, Hatch and Castner spoke to journalism students, senior ROTC cadets, student journalists on campus newspapers, and faculty members. They also gave two public talks to community members.

Allegheny, Saegertown journalists win awards

You can feel the excitement in the air when walking into the newsrooms of The Campus and The Panther Press, as the student newspapers have won nine Pennsylvania News Association awards between them.

The Campus, Allegheny College’s student newspaper with a circulation of 2,100, garnered five PNA Student Keystone Press Awards including two first place honors and three honorable mentions.

“I want to give all the props to the students,” said Campus adviser Cheryl Hatch.

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Earl Corp is a reporter for The Meadville Tribune.

Photo: Christina Bryson, news editor at The Campus newspaper at Allegheny College, and Amanda Spadaro, co-editor in chief, layout pages for the newspaper on Thursday night. Photo by The Meadville Tribune.

The Campus Newspaper Wins Five Keystone Press Awards

The Campus won two first-place awards and three honorable mentions in the four-year college category from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. Sam Stephenson ’15, co-editor-in-chief of The Campus, and photo editor Meghan Hayman ’16 won a first-place Student Keystone Press Award in the category of general news. The staff of The Campus also won a first-place award for layout and design on “The Story Next Door,” a special edition of The Campus that published student work from a conference that explored community journalism in action. Honorable mentions were awarded to Amasa Smith ’17, in the category of feature photos; Meghan Hayman, in the category of news photos; and Elliott Bartels ’15, Sam Stephenson and Amanda Spadaro ’15, for The Campus’s website. Cheryl Hatch, visiting assistant professor of journalism in the public interest, serves as faculty adviser to The Campus.