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Students in American University School of Communication (AU SOC) Professor Jane Hall’s journalism and media studies classes recently enjoyed a virtual chat with CNN legend and AU alum Rick Davis and recent SOC alum Mawal Sidi. The lively discussion ranged from the current state of political journalism to career advice for soon-to-be grads. Read more
A number of American Universty alumni are covering the White House. Newly named ABC Chief White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega (SOC, BA '99); Ed O’Keefe (SPA, BA '05), as Senior White House and Political Correspondent for CBS; Courtney Rozen (SOC, BA '18, MA '19) as White House Correspondent for Bloomberg Government; Nikki Schwab (SOC, MA '07), Senior U.S. Political Reporter for the Daily Mail; and Seung Min Kim, (SOC, MA '09), continues as White House Reporter for the Washington Post.
An article by AU SOC Washington Post Fellow Lola Fadulu tackling one of most important topics of the year — the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine landed on the paper's front page. Fadulu covers Health for the Metro desk.
Investigative Reporting Workshop fellow Austin Ramsey and other interns, fellows and student journalists, including those graduate students in our spring Washington Post practicum led by IRW Senior Editor and Post reporter John Sullivan, are helping the Post track the coronavirus.
Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, held an inspiring conversation with AU students about Donald Trump, the 2020 election and her work reporting on, and dealing with, issues of race and gender in media and politics. Professor Jane Hall moderated the event, co-produced by SOC and the Kennedy Political Union, with questions from editors of campus publications the Blackprint, the Eagle and Visible. Read more
Students have received 2020-21 fellowships with the Investigative Reporting Workshop (Austin Ramsey), the Center for Public Integrity (Kimberley Cautadella) and The Washington Post (Lola Fadulu).
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Graduating seniors Clare Mulroy and Skye Witley were honored for their outstanding scholarship and dedication to the field of journalism.
Dr. Sherri Williams, assistant professor in race, media and communication, received the award because of her teaching and partnerships with national media outlets that published her students’ work and amplified their stories nationally.
The award includes $5,000 shared by SOC and the WHCA, invitations to an April 29 awards luncheon and the prestigious April 30 WHCA awards dinner, and a mentorship with a member of the White House press corps.