More than 200 people
attended and participated in an extraordinary
about how people and
portrayed in media messages today.
See topics of discussion:
JMC School Prof. Matt Cabot hosted the energized
about Diversity Issues
in the Media.
The Spuler Symposium is named
Phil and Dean Spuler,
who met at SJSU in the late 1940s as staff members
of the SJSU campus
newspaper, The Spartan Daily. After
graduation, the Spulers both had
successful careers as professional journalists.
In 2008, the Spuler estate
created an endowed fund for media ethics in hopes
that SJSU students who are passionate about
journalism will be able to achieve
their goals for generations to come. Understanding,
appreciating and responsibly
including cultural diversity in global communications is very important.
Panelist, NBC 11 News
Anchor and JMC School masters degree
graduate Janelle Wang, spent time with students
Panelists, SJSU Kinesiology Professor, Dr.
Vernon Andrews, Bay Area award-winning
TV journalist, Professor Lloyd La Cuesta, and JMC School Diversity in
Dona Nichols stir things up with candid talk about NBA Clippers Owner
and unfulfilled diversity hiring promises in media newsrooms.
Fall 2014, the
SJSU students will
continue discussing and sharing ideas
and common values in MCOM 105: Diversity and Lifestyles in the Media.
Prof. Dona Nichols teaches the interactive and informative SJSU elective
focused on race, gender, sexual orientation, religious cultures and
in advertising, journalism, public relations and social media messages.
Our motto in this
21st Century multi-media educational program:
"Learn By Doing!"