by Robert Stewart, Director; Professor
Every year for the last five years we’ve been privileged to organize the Schuneman Symposium for Photojournalism and New Media. The theme of this year’s symposium, scheduled for Feb. 25-26, is “Excellence: Why it (still) matters.”
Speakers will include award-winning journalists, including three-time Pulitizer Prize-winning photojournalist (and alumnus of Ohio University) Michel du Cille of The Washington Post, ProPublica’s Abrahm Lustgarten, Keith Jenkins and Kainaz Amaria of NPR, and Meghan Louttit (BSJ ’08) from The New York Times. Louttit and Amaria both studied at Ohio University — Louttit in the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and Amaria in the School of Visual Communication.
Kicking off the program will be keynote speaker, Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. In her address Ifill will talk about why journalism is not dead (in spite of many rumors to the contrary). Ifill will receive the school’s Carr Van Anda award in recognition of her outstanding career as a journalist.
Ifill’s speech is co-sponsored by Ohio University’s Emeriti Association, and will be used to mark the 90th anniversary of journalism education at Ohio University.
The Schuneman Symposium is made possible with generous support from R. Smith and Patricia Schuneman, both graduates of Ohio University. Read more about their gift in this 2010 article from OHIO: Compass.
The full program is available online. All sessions are free and open to the public.