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On tap this week in the JSchool

by Robert Stewart, Director

This week the school hosts (1) one of the world’s experts on media ethics, (2) the photographer who took the “Tank Man” photo back in 1989, (3) an alumna named 2011 PR Professional of the Year (Corporate), and (4) a group of students and scholars from our partner university in Leipzig, Germany.

  • Heather Mitchell, Head of Global PR & Social Media, Unileverworks and the 2011 PR Pro of the Year (Corporate), will speak in JOUR 1010 (Tuesday at noon, Walter Hall 135). Mitchell has worked in Chicago, New York, and now is based in London.

  • Jeff Widener, a former AP photographer, will be in town to speak to SPJ (Tuesday at 5 p.m. in Scripps 111), as well as in JOUR 1010 (Thursday at noon, Walter Hall 135). Both events are open to all students.

  • Cliff Christians, a communication professor from the University of Illinois, will speak Thursday evening at 7 p.m. in the Schoonover Center lobby. Prior to speaking, Christians will receive the Guido H. Stempel Award for Journalism and Mass Communication Research (read more).

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Joerg Stiehler and his assistant, Benjamin Bigl, will arrive on Monday evening with a group of 13 communication students from Leipzig University. Stiehler and his students are on a U.S. environmental journalism tour, studying the effects of fracking, and how the issue is covered.

    October 4, 2014

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