At noon listen to a rebroadcast of NPR’s Alix Spiegel, and at 7 p.m. attend a live lecture by Slate editor David Plotz.
Plotz has been a writer for online Slate magazine since its founding in 1996 and its editor since 2008. His talk is free, but reservations are required.
TommieMedia Veterans Find Success in Journalism
Miles Trump ’11 had been on the job at the Waseca County News only a few weeks when a phone call came that no reporter wants to get.
Spiegel has been at National Public Radio since 2003 and has won some of the nation’s top awards for journalism. Her talk is free, but reservations are required.
Jeremy Olson ’95, along with fellow Star Tribune reporters Brad Schrade and Glenn Howatt, won journalism’s top prize for their work on a series about an increase in infant deaths at in-home daycare centers.
Parody profiles are one of the hottest trends in social media – and they are taking hold at St. Thomas.
The program was recorded at St. Thomas in fall 2011 as part of its Broadcast Journalism Lecture Series. Wilkerson is the first African American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize in journalism.
A photo of seminarian Nathaniel Binversie taken Wednesday, March 13, on the lower quad was distributed globally by the Associated Press. The photo was taken by TommieMedia’s Caroline Rode.
St. Thomas junior Rachel Murray didn’t think she would have anything in common with Cierra, a Cristo Rey High School student, when they began working together last fall as part of a St. Thomas class. But then Cierra stepped up and comforted Rachel as she dealt with the death of a friend, and Rachel’s impression of the teenager changed dramatically. Carol Bruess writes about their encounter today in The Scroll.
In all, TommieMedia reaped six firsts, one second and four third place awards. The Minnesota Newspaper Association’s awards convention is an annual event.
Frum is a Newsweek, Daily Beast and CNN contributor who spoke on “America after the election: Can we get anything done?”
Frum is a Newsweek, Daily Beast and CNN contributor who will talk about America after the election. The program is free, but reservations are required.
The interactive forum at Pantages Theater continues the University of St. Thomas’ annual series on civility in public discourse.
Nazario wrote “Enrique’s Journey” and has earned dozens of national awards for her reporting on social issues. The program is free, but tickets are required.
Gael Fashingbauer Cooper ’89 and Brian Bellmont ’90 chronicle the lost toys, tastes & trends of the ’70s and ’80s in their book Whatever Happened to Pudding Pops? Among their recollections is the Generation X dog hero, Benji.
The documentary about the installation of Frank Gehry’s Winton Guest House at the Gainey Conference Center in Owatonna was narrated and written by Greg Vandegrift and filmed, edited and produced by Brad Jacobsen.
Speakers include Susan Callaway, English; Debra Peterson and Tim Scully, Communication and Journalism; Mike Klein, Justice and Peace Studies; Ernest Owens, Management; and Kimberly Vrudny, Theology.
Do we live in a culture of blame? Some writers at The Economist magazine think so. In fact, a 2008 column in the magazine went so far as to claim that Western cultures have become “dominated and warped by blame.” When it came to assigning responsibility, The Economist called out news media directly for their role in promoting blame.