WACO, Texas (Sept. 6), 2016) — When the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opens Sept. 24 in Washington, D.C., an exhibit featuring African-American musical history will include materials from a Baylor University search-and-rescue mission to save recordings from the “Golden Age” of American black gospel music.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 17, 2016) — Building a business reputation from the inside out — with employees giving a company high marks as an ethical place to work — is increasingly being hailed as a way to get a leg up on the competition, right alongside customer service and quality products.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.