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Cheryl Heckler leaves legacy with Miami journalism students

Cheryl Heckler was a passionate, caring teacher who took great delight in teaching journalistic writing, showing students the world through the lens of international journalism and talking for hours (and hours) about celebrated Civil War journalist Whitelaw Reid, one of her fellow Miami University alumni. She also was an accomplished journalist, focusing mainly on covering the influence of religion on politics, political figures and world events. Read more.

Inside Hollywood gives students a foot in the door to the entertainment industry

For the past 4 years, Miami has hosted Inside Hollywood during 3 weeks of January term. It is a 3-credit program in Los Angeles that "takes students inside the entertainment industry, including film and television preproduction, production and editing, script development, casting, entertainment law, administration and finance, development, distribution and marketing."

STC senior receives Gillman scholarship

Kevin Berning, a strategic communication and international studies senior, received the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State to help fund his study abroad experiences. Berning received the $7,000 Freeman-ASIA award and will spend the full 2017-2018 academic year in Japan with the USAC Japanese and East Asian Studies Program.

MJF students receive prestigious NATAS award

Seven recent Miami University graduates have won Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences regional student production award for best long form fiction production. Read more.

Haygood named fellow at Washington College

Wil Haygood, Boadway Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence in the Department of Media, Journalism & Film, will spend the 2017-18 year at Washington College as the Patrick Henry Writing Fellow. Read more.

MJF students win honors in SPJ annual competition

Sixteen Miami University students were recognized in Detroit in the annual Mark of Excellence regional competition of the Society of Professional Journalists. Students brought home six first-place wins and seven awards as finalists. Read more.

Strat Comm students win at the Blacksmith Awards

Two of our Strategic Communication students received honors in the PRSSA Student of the Year Award at the Cincinnati PRSA Blacksmith Awards recently. Dalton Ulm received the Silver Award and Paige Garty received the Bronze Award. The awards were judged by a PRSA chapter in Orange County California. Read more.

Miami Herald publishes MU's Cuba stories

The Miami Herald packaged several of MJF students' reporting projects on its site. In its Cuba section, the Miami Herald has stories by students Elizabeth Hansen, Emily Williams, Jack Evans and Kevin Vestal, who participated in our first-ever Cuba study abroad program. Clinical faculty member Joe Sampson also has a story about a Cuban newspaper on the site. Check out the stories.

Student-produced podcast honored in international competition

Three recent Miami University graduates received a second-place award in an international competition for a podcast episode they created. Read more.

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February 15, 2018
In News We Trust: Misinformation and Media Literacy

“On The Media” host Brooke Gladstone will participate in a student discussion moderated by MJF’s Rosemary Pennington. A Humanities Center event, with MJF as co-sponsor.

3 p.m., Shideler Hall 152

February 15, 2018
The Trouble with Reality

“On The Media” host Brooke Gladstone presents “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Times.” A Humanities Center event, with MJF as co-sponsor.

7 p.m., ASC Wilks Theater

February 19, 2018
Lemony Snicket’s Bewildering Circumstances

Author Daniel Handler (a.k.a. Lemony Snicket) presents “Lemony Snicket’s Bewildering Circumstances.” A Lecture Series event. Free but required tickets available Feb. 14 at the Miami box office.

7:30 p.m., Hall Auditorium

February 21, 2018
City Matters: A Public Safety Forum

The editorial staff of The Miami Student will host a public forum addressing health and safety issues and solutions with Oxford's public health service leaders. Panelists include health, safety and government officials from Miami University and the city of Oxford. The forum is free and open to the public.

7 p.m., Wilks Theatre

February 24, 2018
Women & Writing: Finding Your Voice in a #MeToo World

Hosted by Miami chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Miami Writing Scholars and the Journalism Program. Guests include Kate Fagan (reporter for ESPN), Jessica Contrera (Washington Post reporter), Lorraine Boissoneault (MU ‘12), and Kimber Myers (MU ‘04).

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Williams Hall (rooms TBA)

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