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by: CAS Staff on Wednesday February 06, 2013
MSU journalism student Lauren Gibbons was named a Milliman Scholar at the 2013 Michigan Press Association Convention on Jan. 26. Gibbons, a junior, has done internships with the Town Crier on Mackinac Island and MLive/Bay City Times. This summer, she will intern with MLive/Grand Rapids. She has also been assistant bureau chief with the Capital News Service and covered cops, courts, East LAnsing and business for The State News. The Milliman Scholarship is for $1,000.
'I've been working towards a career in professional journalism for years now, so receiving an award from one of Michigan's major news associations was very encouraging as I continue my path towards graduation," Gibbons said. "I'm honored to be chosen as a recipient of the Michigan Press Association Foundation's annual community journalism scholarship and was happy to represent the university at the MPA's annual convention last month."
Journalism students also won honors in the 2013 Michigan College Broadcast Awards. The awards, which are sponsored by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, were announced on Feb. 1. In the MIARNG Curren Events Program category in the College Television division, Chloe Hill won first place. The second place award went to Joseph Khalil, while Josh Sidorowicz won an honorable mention. Emmanuel Berry won second place in the
Awarded summer or fall of 2013 to a student for the best essay written in 1,500-2,500 words:
The killing of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., reignited the national debate about gun control and charges of propaganda. Now, in the middle of the debate, evaluate media coverage of the issue, citing examples of propaganda. Then, analyze what role the media played in verifying, spreading or debunking that propaganda. Students are encouraged to state how the news media can do better.
Consideration will be given to analyses with critical thinking and research, including - but not limited to - web searches, interviews with experts on the subject and links to examples. Sources must be properly cited. Along with the essay, students may also produce multimedia elements related to the topic, and those links or attachments must be along with the final submission.
The goal of the Howell Essay Fund is to encourage student analysis of propaganda defined as, ‘the use of unproved and/or unverifiable assumptions in a report or statement of allegations reflecting the view and interests of its advocates.’
This contest and scholarship were established by Grant Howell, former editor of The Daily (Royal Oak) Tribune, in memory of his parents.
E-mail the essay, with “Howell Essay” in the subject line, to Howellessay@gmail.com.
Essays should be submitted along with the student’s name, local and home address, e-mail and cell phone number. (These will not be part of the word count.)
Only MSU students with majors in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences are eligible. The winner will be notified shortly after the deadline.
Deadline: 5 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013
Questions can be directed to Joe Grimm at firstname.lastname@example.org
STUDENTS COVER ELECTION WITH YOUNG VOTERS AS FOCUS
More than 200 Michigan State University journalism students have come together to form the state's largest election team, "MI First Election." Students from about a dozen journalism classes are covering the 2012 election, focusing on the viewpoints of voters their age.
During the presidential debate, two teams of journalism students streamed video reactions of MSU students to the presidential debates using their smartphones. Students also live-tweeted using the hashtag, #mifirstelection, and are developing a Storify feed to summarize some of the best student-generated comments on social media.
As a part of this effort, students will cover everything from the presidential race to state, county, school, city and township elections. They will write, record audio, shoot photos and video and then post on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Storify, Ustream and YouTube.
"MI First Election" is collaborating with the national "Democracy in Action" project and local professional news organizations, and will be on the air with CAS' public radio and television station WKAR. The initiative includes reporting by the Capital News Service team, the public affairs reporting classes and the broadcasting classes. The public affairs reporting class manages a dozen hyperlocal websites. All students are welcome to join.