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May
20
2022
The Baylor Chapter of NABJ allows students to get involved and make a difference! Students learn more about the media industry by networking with professionals. Benefits include professional mentors, workshops, internships and training sessions.
May
20
2022
Senior lecturer Kevin Tankersley applied for and was awarded two fellowships for the summer.
May
20
2022
Baylor’s Department of Student Media had a banner year, capturing 147 state, regional and national awards despite two-thirds of the student staff being freshmen or in their first year in the program.
May
19
2022
We are very excited to re-launch the Baylor American Studies Program during the Fall 2022. American Studies offers a comprehensive knowledge of American institutions and culture and prepares students for the world of practical affairs.
May
19
2022
Fostering engaged and experiential learning, Professor Matthew Brammer encouraged students in his JOU 3367 Principles of Advertising and Public Relations class to create a project to help families in war-torn Ukraine. The result was “Bears Helping Babies,” a collaborative effort with students in JOU 4340 Writing and Editing for Online Media.
May
19
2022
Congratulations to Midway High School Teacher Jamie Beavers, a Baylor Journalism alumna, who was recently selected as the 2022 Content Generation Award Educator Winner! Distributed by Class Intercom, this award celebrates educators for their creative use of social media to connect with students and school districts.
May
19
2022
The Baylor Student Senate passed a bill of support to say thank you to the Baylor Journalism, Public Relations & New Media Department for conducting “The Plight of the American Criminal Justice System” Symposium in the spring of 2022.
May
18
2022
Sommer Ingram Dean, J.D., joined the Baylor Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media in the fall as the Fred Hartman Distinguished Professor and Baylor University.
May
18
2022
Spring 2022 Castellaw Kudos

We are excited to highlight these JPR&NM alumni in the spring 2022 “Castellaw Connect.”
May
18
2022
Baylor University Meets the Needs of Public Relations and Advertising Professionals with New Online Master of Arts in Journalism
Baylor University is pleased to announce the recent launch of its online Master of Arts in Journalism with a concentration in public relations and advertising. This program will equip graduates with leadership, research and creative skills that are mandatory to succeed in the fields of advertising and public relations. The coursework is designed to meet the job demands and needs of communication professionals who aspire to rise to management roles in advertising and public relations.
May
18
2022
Lakesyn Melia, a junior public relations and political science major from Franklin, Tennessee, will be the first in her family to complete her college degree.
May
18
2022
After a nearly two-year gestation period, the Baylor Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media and the Waco Tribune-Herald will launch a new internship program with an accompanying scholarship in the fall of 2022.
May
18
2022
Professor Bob Darden Continues Collaborative Project with Dr. Henry Louis Gates
Beginning in Fall 2021, Professor Robert Darden resumed a collaboration Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr. that began with the PBS documentary special, “The Black Church,” which aired in Fall 2020. Darden was interviewed multiple times in “The Black Church” about the intersection of Black sacred music and the Black church. The series also used digitized music and excerpt of sermons from Baylor’s Black Gospel Music Restoration Project (BGMRP), which Darden founded in 2016.
May
18
2022
We are pleased to welcome Lisa Schwartz and Preston Lewis to the Baylor JPR&NM Advisory Board
May
4
2022
Maxey Parrish, senior lecturer of journalism, public relations and new media in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, is retiring after 21 years as a professor.

Parrish has been in the Baylor family for 41 years in various departments. Parrish first worked in the athletics department for 20 years, where he founded the athletics website.
May
3
2022
Baylor Alumnus Describes Experience as Fulbright Scholar
“The department as a whole had an outlook of service and preparing students for careers that would benefit society.
This instilled a desire to be involved in my community,” said Pablo Gonzales, a 2018 alumnus of Baylor University’s Journalism, Public Relations, and New Media Department.

Gonzales shared how Baylor’s undergraduate program prepared him for the position he is in now: a Fulbright Scholar serving in Mexico City, Mexico.
May
2
2022
Dr. Mia Moody-Ramirez Recognized with Cornelia Marschall Smith Award  & Creates New Scholarship with Funds from Award
"Organizational change is necessary for entities to succeed," said Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., the 2021 recipient of The Cornelia Marschall Smith Award, during her keynote speech titled "Organizational Change in an Age of Covid-19 and Social Unrest."

The speech was given in February by Dr. Moody-Ramirez, who is professor and chair of the Baylor University Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media.
May
2
2022
Graduate Student Profile: Meet Hannah Smith
As a final requirement before graduation, Hannah Smith, a Baylor graduate student, completed a defense for her master’s project, which highlights the beauty of Waco’s past, present, and future.

Smith drew inspiration from Fred Gildersleeve, a documentary-style photographer who captured thousands of photos of Waco sites in the early 1900s, to look back on Waco’s history to understand its past and be able to document its growth.
May
1
2022
Journalism, Public Relations &  Media Department Annual Awards Ceremony Returns to In-person Format
Baylor University’s Journalism, Public Relations and New Media Department hosted the annual student awards ceremony for 2022 in the Paul & Jane Meyer Conference Room at Foster Business School on Friday, April 22, featuring guest speaker and alumna, Claire St. Amant. For many students, this was the first time to attend the ceremony in person due to the pandemic, which required the ceremony to be held online in 2020 and 2021.
May
1
2022
A new broadcast concentration, which will integrate current and new courses designed explicitly for the concentration, was recently approved by the university and will be available to Baylor students in the upcoming fall semester.
Apr
13
2022
Baylor graduate student Jaden Jennings will be graduating on May 13. She provided her perspective regarding what it is like to be a part of Baylor's Graduate Journalism program.
Jan
3
2022
Savanah Landerholm, an alumna with a master’s degree in international journalism, and her husband Scott are excited to welcome a new addition to the family.
Jan
3
2022
Alumna Nina Thornton was recently promoted to Senior Marketing Manager at Zymo Research Corp. (a biotech company in Irvine, California) and awarded the company’s 2021 Young Leadership Award.
Jan
3
2022
Baylor JPR&NM alumna Madelyn Gee reached another one of her goals in December—she graduated with a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas in Austin.
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