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Apr
26
2016
The Pulitzer Prize is an award given annually to only the best journalists, writers, and musical compositions, and Baylor’s Department of Journalism Public Relations & New Media hosted a previous recipient in honor of the 100th anniversary.
Apr
26
2016
When it comes to “flinging our green and gold afar,” Baylor Associate Professor Dr. Clark Baker seems to be leading the way. Dr. Baker recently returned to Waco after a month in Florence, Italy, where two of his photography collections were exhibited at Florence University of the Arts.
Apr
26
2016
May is always a joyful time for our department as we celebrate the latest graduating class and reflect on all the great accomplishments of our students and faculty this past school year.
Apr
25
2016
Baylor journalism alumnus and Jordanian native Ayman Safadi returned to campus in March to headline the 10th Annual Global Business Forum hosted by Baylor’s McBride Center for International Business. The forum was a weeklong event focusing on the Middle East economy.

Safadi led the March 16 keynote dinner entitled “The Middle East in the World Economy.” Safadi’s message was one of hope in the face of the region’s political and economic turmoil.
Apr
25
2016
Baylor alumnus and former Baylor journalism professor, David McHam, received an award for his distinguished career at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism’s alumni weekend on Saturday, April 16.
Apr
21
2016
The Baylor Journalism, Public Relations and New Media department hosted its annual awards ceremony on April 8 to recognize journalism students for their academic accomplishments and honors for the academic year and also awarded approximately $275,000 in scholarships for the next school year.
Apr
12
2016
DALLAS – The Baylor Lariat received four CASE Awards last week, including the Gold Award as the best newsletter/newspaper from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education District IV.
Apr
12
2016
FORT WORTH – The Society of Professional Journalists awarded Baylor Lariat student journalists 12 Mark of Excellence Awards at the recent SPJ Region 8 conference. All winners were Top 3 in the Texas-Oklahoma region. Students won for news photography, sports photography, feature photography, television reporting, news writing, column writing and editorial cartooning.
Apr
11
2016
Brian Estes, director of corporate affairs for Nava+ Group Indonesia, and Rebecca Malzahn, deputy chief of staff to the President at Baylor University, are two individuals with one thing in common, and it certainly has nothing to do with being “common.” Both are Baylor JPRNM alumni, and both are doing incredible things with their careers.
Apr
1
2016
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association announced its 2016 top awards for collegiate publications at the College Media Convention. This year a total of 1,186 newspapers, magazines, yearbooks and digital publications issued during the 2014-2015 academic year were eligible for judging in the 2016 Crown Awards Program.
Apr
1
2016
Read the Spring 2016 issue of the JPR&NM graduate studies newsletter online at http://www.baylor.edu/journalism/index.php?id=930925
Mar
4
2016
The Bundle, Baylor University's student-run multimedia magazine supported by the department of journalism, public relations and new media department, will be hosting a backpack drive March 14-18.
Mar
3
2016
Two teams of Baylor student journalists claimed national titles when they were recognized by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association with First Place 2016 Gold Circle Awards. The competition included 4,232 entries from colleges, universities and schools across the United States.
Mar
3
2016
Haleigh Blackwell, senior journalism, public relations & new media/film & digital media major, from Georgetown, Texas, is among seven Baylor University student-athletes named to the Dr. Gerald Lage Academic Achievement Award list, as announced by the Big 12 Conference March 1.
Mar
2
2016
Baylor had a very strong presence at this year’s AEJMC Midwinter Conference held Feb. 26-27 at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma.
Feb
12
2016
Baylor Lariat broadcast student journalists have picked up 25 national, international and state awards in the last year, including both a first and second place national award, an international gold and platinum award, and seven first place Texas awards.
Feb
9
2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 9, 2016) — As baby boomers retire and an increasing number of millennials enter the workforce, internal communicators must adapt to accommodate the shift of generations, the rise of internal social media and the development of metrics to determine employee engagement, according to a Baylor University study.
Dec
11
2015
Washington Post Editor Chris Jenkins spoke to students and faculty in the Baylor Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media on Oct. 26 about the importance of challenging the limited and misconstrued media portrayals of black men.
Dec
11
2015
The president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas told Baylor students how to be ethical in a world where “everybody’s a journalist.”

Deputy Metro Editor for the San Antonio Express-News Diana Fuentes talked to Baylor students on Nov. 10 about how much the journalism industry has changed because of the Internet and how that has made it easier for anyone to call themselves a journalist. Fuentes spoke to more than 300 students at this semester’s department exit exam.
Dec
6
2015
After facing rejection from multiple recognized publications, students from Macarena Hern ndez’ Fall 2014 Magazine and Feature Writing class were determined to not allow rejection to barricade their big dreams of getting published.

Following encouragement from Hern ndez, the students decided to create their very own publication with the conviction that they had voices and stories worth hearing. Baylor University’s Department of Journalism, Public Relations and New Media has a cause for celebration considering the November launch of the their newest publication The Bundle: a multimedia magazine created by students.
Dec
2
2015
Acclaimed novelist Reyna Grande and nationally-syndicated columnist Ruben Navarrette participated in a panel discussion about Latinos in the United States at Baylor University on Oct. 19. The forum, which addressed topics such as immigration and Latinos in higher education, was sponsored by Baylor University’s Hispanic Student Association, Multicultural Department, and the Department of Journalism, Public relations & New Media.
Dec
1
2015
Baylor University gives students the opportunities of a lifetime through their study abroad trips. Programs offered by the Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media Department have enabled students to receive academic credit while experiencing another culture.

In recent years, journalism students have traveled to Florence, Italy, where they were able to take weekend trips to surrounding areas. This year, Professor Maxey Parrish decided to diversify program offerings by putting together a new trip to Budapest, Hungary.
Dec
1
2015
Looking back on the fall semester, there have been many new developments and achievements among our students and faculty that are worth celebrating.

First of all, we welcomed our new advertising professor Seul Lee. She joined our faculty from the University of Florida and previously worked for Cheil Worldwide and COEX in South Korea.

We are also excited to report that we are adding a Baylor in Budapest program this summer led by Professor Maxey Parrish. We believe this new study abroad program will be invaluable for our students.
Nov
30
2015
Baylor alumna Col. Robyn Chumley was honored for her outstanding service in the U.S. Air Force during a retirement ceremony on Oct. 27.

Maj. Melissa Milner, media operations officer in the United States Air Force, described Chumley as a “tremendous leader” and an “obvious mentor.”

Chumley graduated from Baylor University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of International Journalism in 1987. Following her graduation, Chumley enlisted in the U.S. Air Force for four years.
Nov
30
2015
Jeff Kyle, brother of American Sniper Chris Kyle, came to Baylor on Oct. 6 to share with students about the positive and negative impacts that news reporting can have on a family.

He was invited to visit Adjunct Lecturer Bethany Moore’s class to share about his family’s experiences with media coverage following the murder of his brother, the movie release and the trial.

Kyle discussed the correct and incorrect ways to approach a family dealing with a tragedy. He also gave some sound advice on how to be effective in the journalism field.
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