Merrill College Graduate Student Josh Birch (Photo courtesy Bethany Swain)
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Merrill Graduate student Josh Birch is one of two students selected by the National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to receive this year’s Betty Endicott scholarship.
Birch is the first graduate student (ever) to be given the scholarship ($2500.00 this year) – something that was made possible when the NATAS chapter voted to follow a recommendation by Capital News Service Broadcast Bureau Director Sue Kopen Katcef to let graduate students apply.
Katcef accepted the award for Birch this past weekend during the regional Emmy Award program in Baltimore.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Merrill College Assistant Professor Kalyani Chadha has been selected as a 2013-2014 Faculty Lilly Fellow by the Center for Teaching Excellence, the Office of Undergraduate Studies and the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Chadha is the director of the Media, Self and Society Scholars Program – part of the College Park Scholars honors program at the University of Maryland.
Tyler Weyant had this picture taken in Berlin, Germany this past year standing in front of the Olympiastadion during his InternXchange Fellowship.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The Philip Merrill College of Journalism will welcome more than 100 incoming freshmen this August for the new fall semester. Students are coming from as far away as Singapore and Hawaii, and as close as College Park.
All will be asking the same question – what will it take to succeed as a Merrill Journalist? Just-graduated senior Tyler Weyant – who was the Diamondback’s Managing Editor from October, 2010 to May 2013 – offers his perspective and suggestions:
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – American Journalism Review Senior contributing writer Jodi Enda has won a prestigious Mirror Award from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. The award was announced June 5 during the event’s annual luncheon – this year at Cipriani 42 in New York City.
The award – in the best in-depth/enterprise reporting category – was for an article published in the August/September 2012 edition of AJR called “Staying Alive.” The article looks at nonprofit journalism outlets – and whether there will be enough money for them to continue in the future.
Rem Rieder is AJR’s Editor and Senior Vice President
“What a well-deserved win for Jodi,” said Rem Rieder, AJR’s editor and senior vice president. “She’s a splendid reporter and writer, one who writes with great sweep, scope and insight. Her winning piece on nonrprofit journalism is typical of her ambitious and engaging approach.”
Rieder himself was a finalist in the best commentary, traditional/legacy media category.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Working journalists – and communicators in all professions – face major challenges today to keep their skills current. That’s why the Philip Merrill College of Journalism offers a Saturday-only four-course graduate program aimed at moving careers into overdrive. Skills learned in class can often be applied at work the following week.
Director of Internships and Career Development Christine Harvey oversees the Graduate Certificate Program of Professional Studies in Multimedia Journalism. She says the program is tailored to provide the tools working professionals need now to succeed. “There are two courses each semester,” she says. “They blend practical training in video, audio, photography, blogging, and interactive Web publishing with the critical application of editorial, ethical and legal principles in digital media.” She adds there is also a strong emphasis on entrepreneurial journalism.
Thanks to Eric Newton at the Knight Foundation for letting us reprint his wonderful appreciation of our beloved colleague, Haynes Johnson.
An appreciation of Haynes Johnson by Eric Newton, Knight Foundation’s senior adviser to the president.
Johnson, a legendary political reporter who spent the past 15 years of his long career as the Knight Chair in Public Affairs Journalism at the University of Maryland, died Friday, May 24, 2013.
Haynes was not just the best of the old school but of any school, a shoe-leather reporter before most of today’s reporters were born, a giant in political journalism whose work shaped the nation, a devoted teacher who went out the way he wanted to, working to the end.
He was a Washington Post powerhouse, a frequent best-selling author, a TV analyst and a Pulitzer Prize winner for his civil rights coverage. But in the decade I worked with him, I never heard anyone call him anything but Haynes. His work took him to the top of America. But he was always down-to-earth.
This week was no exception. Not quite 82 years old, he finished the semester at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. On Monday, he went to graduation ceremonies. But by Friday he was dead.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – A number of Merrill Journalists are student Emmy award winners! The National Capital Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) sponsors the awards – which will be handed out at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront on June 15th.
All the awards come under the “Outstanding Achievement in Student Production” contest.
Four of the awards go to Merrill Journalists who were part of the Capital News Service (CNS) Broadcast Bureau (directed by Bureau Director Sue Kopen Katcef) this past school year, and two Emmys were awarded to two programs produced by the eight students enrolled in lecturer and Photojournalist Bethany Swain’s Advanced Video Storytelling class.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Graduates from the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism work around the U.S. and around the world! We’ve created a Google Map to pinpoint where our grads are working – and we invite our alumni to let us know – you can collaborate and add your own location to the map if you like, or let the Communication Office know (dottalin at umd.edu) and we’ll be happy to add it for you.
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Commencement has come and gone and you’re finally out on your own – looking for that first job. Where do you start? During a recent meeting of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism Board of Visitors, we asked some of today’s top journalists and communications experts what their single best tip might be for graduates. We think you’ll find the tips interesting – and helpful as you move steadily towards that first job.
Bonnie Bernstein ‘ 92 is an American sports journalist and executive. She has been seen on ESPN, NBC, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. She is also the hostess for the University of Maryland’s popular TerpVision program:
UPDATE: A memorial service for Professor Johnson will be held on Sunday, June 23 at noon at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
By Adrianne Flynn and Rafael Lorente
COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Haynes Johnson — best-selling author, Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist, historian and eminent professor and Knight Chair at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism — died Friday, May 24, 2013. He was 81.
He entered Suburban Hospital three days ago for tests on his heart and died Friday morning of cardiac arrest, said his widow, Kathryn Oberly.
“Haynes Johnson was a beloved member of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism faculty for 15 years. Hundreds of of our students learned how to cover public affairs from one of the best journalists America has ever known,” said Merrill College Dean Lucy Dalglish. “It was equally obvious to anyone who looked through the window … that Haynes was in his element in the classroom. His entire face lit up when he was in the middle of a classroom discussion.”
Professor Johnson had just attended graduation ceremonies on Monday for the Merrill College.
Educating and mentoring young journalists “meant so much to him” that he rarely let a graduation go by without him, even when he wasn’t feeling well, Dalglish said.
“This man was a rock,” said University of Maryland President Wallace Loh. “He taught our students journalistic excellence, drawing freely on his integrity, insight and idealism. He helped anchor a new generation of journalists, and we will miss him.”