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2010 Investigative Reporting Workshop Highlights

SOC's Investigative Reporting Workshop produced several high profile multimedia investigative reports in 2010 on everything from airlines to nuclear power.

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Angie Chuang

Prof's Column Is Top Story on Poynter's Website

Angie Chuang's monthly column on Poynter Online on the topic of Quran burning was the lead story on Poynter's site. Interviews include Arsalan Iftikhar (aka and Asra Q. Nomani (formerly of the Wall Street Journal). Read more

Detail from the cover of Getting It Wrong.

Prof's New Book Looks at Media Myths

Prof. W. Joseph Campbell's new book Getting it Wrong launched June 19 at the Newseum. Read more

Journalism Across Borders

There has been great interest in the Investigative Reporting Workshop from foreign journalists who also are looking at whether nonprofit start-ups are the way to go. Read more

Adjunct Prof in American Journalism Review

Adjunct professor Jube Shiver Jr. appeared in the American Journalism Review speaking about original content online. Read more

SOC Reclaim the Dream Rally

American Observer Students Cover 8/28

The American Observer students covered the Reclaim the Dream and Restoring Honor rallies in Washington D.C. on Aug. 28. They spent the day live blogging, tweeting, moblogging from smartphones, shooting video pops with flipcams, and doing audio interviews to go along with a full slate of multi-sourced and pre-reported stories that offered context to the day's events. Their great live multimedia work got noticed by and was picked up during the day. Their work was also noticed through social media like Facebook, the blog's rss feed, Twitter and other web 2.0 platforms. Read more

Charles Lewis, distinguished journalist in residence

Prof Provides In-Depth Look at Investigative Reporting on Youtube

Investigative Reporting Workshop executive editor and SOC professor Chuck Lewis provides an in-depth look at investigative reporting and some useful tips about for those interested in pursuing the field  on the International Journalism Network's Youtube channel.  Watch Part 1 and Part 2

Professor Carolyn Brown

Professor Carolyn Brown

Professor Interviewed on CNN in Espanol

Prof. Carolyn Brown was interviewed about her documentary on CNN in Espanol on its morning show Al Dia. Brown talked about the documentary in Spanish, via skype, while clips from her film were shown.

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W. Joseph Campbell, professor of communication

Prof. Campbell's Latest Receives Rave Review in Commentary Magazine

Professor W. Joseph Campbell received a review in this month's Commentary magazine about about his forthcoming book, Getting It Wrong. He's also blogged at the Washington Post's "Political Bookworm" site. "Political Bookworm" touts itself as a blog where "tomorrow's must-read political books are discovered today." You can read more from Campbell at his own blog, Media Myth Alert.

David Johnson is a professor at the American University School of Communication

Professor David Johnson Provides Analysis of Media Coverage During Obama's Health Conference  

On February 25, 2010, President Obama held an all-day health conference. Professor David Johnson, an expert in online journalism and social networking, was surfing the Internet collating information on news media outlets covered the event. In an article on Poynter Online he analyzed how news organizations are challenged in covering live events.

President Obama's First Year Captured in Quotes

Simpson Fellow and SOC professor Danna Walker has just released OBAMA The President’s Historic First Year in Quotes, a comprehensive and authoritative collection of presidential quotes marking every major news event of Barack Obama’s first year in office. Sponsored by the James B. Simpson Fellowship in the School of Communication at American University, it furthers the mission to portray contemporary times through the words of world leaders and thinkers. Download PDF

Backpack JOurnalism Workshop director Bill Gentile filming in Afghanistan

Prof Provides Insight into Backpack Journalism on YouTube

The International Journalism Network has set up a video channel on Youtube for journalists around the world to utilize to better hone their craft. In a two-part video, professor Bill Gentile spoke at length about what backpack journalism is, what comes with being a backpack journalist, and tools are necessary for the craft. Watch Part 1 and Part 2