Events, Spring 2015

February 16, 2015

Dr. Drew
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.

The famed TV doctor, host of HLN’s “Dr. Drew On Call,” will present “Addiction Can Happen To You,” as a guest of Lecture Series. Tickets will be available at the Shriver Center box office the prior Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. MJF students will be invited to Q&A, press conference and/or dinner with the guest.

February 17, 2015

Fred Cook
Fred Cook, Golin CEO
Armstrong Student Center Pavilions A&B, 6:30 p.m.

The CEO of international public relations firm Golin and author of "Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO" speaks as a guest of the Miami chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America..

March 9, 2015

Tim Gunn
Tim Gunn
Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Fashion and lifestyles guru Tim Gunn will present “Fashioning Life’s Lessons,” as a guest of the Lecture Series. Tickets will be available at the Shriver Center box office the prior Wednesday at 8:00 a.m. MJF students will be invited to Q&A, press conference and/or dinner with the guest.

April 8, 2015

Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben
Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.

The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College will present “The Education of an Unlikely Activist” as part of the Humanities Center’s series called “The Anthropocene: A New Era in Human-Environmental Relations.” For McKibben’s bio, visit

April 16, 2015

Terence Moore
Terence Moore
Williams Hall TV Studio, 4 p.m.

Miami grad ('78) and veteran sports journalist Terence Moore presents “Off the Grid: Why News Media Care About Athletes’ Decisions Off the Field and Court.

April 23-24, 2015

Alissa Quart
Alissa Quart
MacMillan Hall 212 (Great Room), 2 p.m.

Author and freelance journalist for leading titles (New York Times, The National, The Atlanta, Newsweek, etc.) visits English and journalism classes on April 23 and presents “Truly Social Media” about her multimedia approach to serious social issues on April 24. For her bio info visit

Fall 2015

September 15, 2015

Williams Hall TV studio, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

A showcase of the department's Study Away programs (U.S. and international); student media groups; student orgs of interest; internships; scholarships; etc.

September 17, 2015

Carrie Cochran
Williams Hall 107, 2:30 p.m.

Enquirer Media visual journalist Carrie Cochran presents “Making Multimedia Journalism in a Legacy News Organization.”

September 21, 2015

Paul Daugherty
Winning is Everything: The Hit King talks ethics in sports
Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

A conversation with Pete Rose and Enquirer Media sports columnist Paul Daugherty presented by the Lecture Series. Free tickets available to Miami Community September 16, any remaining tickets available September 18 to general public.

September 23, 2015

Robert Gates
Robert Gates
Millet Hall, 7 p.m.

The former U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006-2011) is the speaker for the FSB Anderson Distinguished Lecture Series.

September 24, 2015

Wil Haygood
Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn
Pearson Hall 128, 7:30 p.m

Elana Levine, Associate professor in the Department of Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, presents “Cupcakes, Pinterest, and Ladyporn: Feminized Popular Culture in the Early 21st Century.”

October 5, 2015

Wil Haygood
Wil Haygood
ASC Wilks Theater, 4 p.m

The Miami grad and visiting scholar will talk about his newest book, “Showdown: Thurgood Marshall and The Supreme Court Nomination that Changed America.”

October 6, 2015

Jason Shaiman
Curator Jason Shaiman on the photographs of Margaret Bourke-White
Museum Auditorium, 5:30 p.m

Museum Curator Jason Shaiman will lecture about the famed Life magazine photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White. Bourke-White's photographs of the USSR are exhibited at the Miami Art Museum exhibit, Aug. 25 - Dec. 12.

October 14, 2015

Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante
Journalists in Danger in Latin America and Mexico
MacMillan Hall 212, 6 p.m

Celeste Gonzalez de Bustamante in a talk hosted by Latin American Studies with MJF as a co-sponsor.

October 20, 2015

Trevor Butterworth
Words Are Not Enough: Why Statistics Is the New Journalism
ASC Pavilion C, 7 p.m.

Trevor Butterworth, a guest of MJF and the Stats Department, is director of Sense About Science USA, which advocates for evidence and transparency in science and technology in the public interest, and editor of, a collaboration between the American Statistical Association and Sense About Science USA that promotes statistical literacy in the news media. A veteran of such media organizations as the Wall Street Journal, the New Yorker and the Harvard Business Review, he writes about data and statistics and how they are interpreted in our so-called "knowledge economy."

October 26, 2015

Patrice Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi
Hall Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

#BlackLivesMatter, with founders Patrice Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi. Presented by the Lecture Series.

October 26, 2015

Eric Harvey
Who Got the Camera? Gangsta Rap, True Crime TV, and the Rise of 'Reality,' 1988-92
Kreger Hall 319, 4 p.m.

Eric Harvey, a media scholar, music critic, and journalist – and assistant professor in the School of Communications at Grand Valley State University – will lecture about the group NWA and the influence of early reality TV such as COPS on gangsta rap. Click here for more information.

October 27, 2015

Film Screening: “The Hunt for General Tso”
Shriver Center Heritage Room, 5 p.m.

Jennifer Lee is a Harvard graduate who covered technology vs. society stories as a New York Times reporter 2001-09 and wrote “The Fortune Cookie Chronicles.” She now runs Plympton, a home for serialized fiction for digital platforms.

November 6, 2015

A.V. Club
AV Club: Television Criticism in a Digital Age
Harrison Hall 111, 1 p.m.

AV Club: Television Criticism in a Digital Age, with Erik Adams, TV editor of the AV Club.

November 10, 2015

Marion Nestle
Shriver Center Heritage Room, 5 p.m.

Marion Nestle is a NYU prof considered a national expert on food and nutrition who blogs at Visit her NYU profile for more information. Hosted by the Humanities Center.

November 12, 2015

Eating It
Eating It: GMOS, Industrial Food, and Feeding the World
Leonard Theatre in Peabody Hall, 4 p.m.

McKay Jenkins is a journalist who writes about the environment, specifically “chemical body burden.” Visit for more info. Hosted by Western Program, with MJF as a co-sponsor.

November 16, 2015

Ron Haviv
Propaganda, Media & Genocide: Former Yugoslavia & Rwanda
Benton Hall 102, 5:30 p.m.

“Propaganda, Media & Genocide: Former Yugoslavia & Rwanda,” with war photojournalist Ron Haviv.

November 16-18, 2015

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Conference celebrates anniversary of Dayton Peace Accords

Miami University and MJF will mark the 20th anniversary of the Peace Accords signed at Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton with a conference on Nov. 16-18 in Oxford.

The agreement between all the Balkan leaders ended the Bosnian War.

The historic anniversary will be part of the Dayton Peace Accords @ 20 conference which will include a day of panel discussions and presentations. See the schedule at

This conference has been organized by the Department of Media, Journalism & Film with the help of Chairman Richard Campbell, Lecturer Patti Newberry, adjunct faculty member Bill Steiden of Cox Ohio and Ed Arnone, the director of Miami’s Kosovo Program.

December 3, 2015

Enquirer 2015
Enquirer Media 2015: Traditional Values, New Platforms
Williams Hall TV Studio, 6:30 p.m.

In the news media today, if you are standing still, you are falling behind. In Cincinnati, two top executives are working hard to make sure Enquirer Media – both on the news side and the business side – are neither standing still or falling behind. In this special visit to Williams Hall, Publisher and President Rick Green and Editor/Vice President Peter Bhatia sit for a Q&A with Enquirer Media columnist and Miami journalism instructor Chris Graves to talk about the Enquirer’s news and business priorities as it seeks to reach its audience on multiple platforms.