Faculty News

Wil Haygood, (MAC) the Washington Post reporter who wrote the story on which the movie “The Butler” was based, starts teaching at Miami this spring as the Karl and Helen Wiepking Visiting Distinguished Professor, a one-year appointment. During academic years 2015-2017, he will hold the position of Distinguished Scholar in the department of media, journalism and film. Haygood will teach the Writing for Media Scholars program for journalism and also will teach a film studies class. Haygood is a ‘76 graduate of Miami and was the 2013 May Commencement speaker.

A book written by Steve Siff (JRN), Assistant Professor, titled “Acid Hype: American News Media and the Psychedelic Experience about media coverage of LSD” is being published by University of Illinois Press in May, and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.

Jen Malkowski (CMS & FST) has secured a book contract with Duke University Press for her manuscript, “Dying in Full Detail.”

Ann Bainbridge Frymier (COM) served as Editor for the Special Issue of Communication Education to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Communication Association. The special issue is titled “The Foundation and Future of Instructional Communication”. It is volume 63, issue 4 and came out in October 2014. Additionally a panel based on the special issue is being conducted at the convention (Nov. 19-23, 2014) in Chicago.

Ringo Jones (MJF) and his band Mad Anthony put out a new album in August. You can stream it on Spotify or Bandcamp. Available for purchase through iTunes, Amazon, and most independent record stores.

Dan Sewell, (JRN) who is teaching a Journalism 201 class as a part-time instructor, served as The AP’s Interim News Editor for Ohio in October and November while a colleague was on leave. He directed statewide news coverage including of Ohio’s elections, besides his usual duties as AP Cincinnati correspondent that included leading the national reporting of a federal appeals court ruling on same-sex marriage.

Cheryl Heckler (JRN) continues to promote the Reid-Heckler-Gambrell Scholarship, which helps students study abroad. If you’d like to donate, please contact the Panuska Development Center, 725 E. Chestnut St. ,Oxford. Or call 513.529.1230.

MJF Department Chairman Richard Campbell was interviewed by the Peabody Awards in anticipation of the 2014 awards ceremony about the news show “60 minutes.” Campbell is the author of a book titled “60 Minutes and the News: a Mythology for Middle America.”