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 Summer 2017

Daily developments Mondays through Fridays




6/16    CBS Anchorman Says Goodbye
 

Newsman reportedly being pushed out

Congratulations Dub Nation!
 

6/15   Warriors Championship Parade Coverage
ESPN Predicts Warriors Will Repeat In 2018
  
 

ABC: Victims Remembered on 1st Anniversary 2017
NBC: Faith Communities Remember One Year Later


JMC School: Religious Outreach to LGBTQ after shooting
(Video) Bay Area 2016 "Equal Time"on PBS videotaped roundtable
on The Pulse nightclub massacre that shocked the world.


 

6/8  Bars nationwide packed for fired FBI Director's testimony
Politico: Millions watched on TV and online


6/13   Attorney General Jeff Session's Senate testimony

 

HBO's Bill Maher counseled about using the 'N-word'

(Video) Maher, Ice Cube & Symone Sanders on 'White Privilege'

 CNN Opinion: Bill Maher's use of the N-word is no joke


MORE NEWS:
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                       Summer 2017

16th President
Abraham Lincoln:

"Before you shoot off your mouth,
make sure your brain is loaded."

 


 

Summer Session 2017

 MCOM 180 Students

Click this link and read carefully the instructions online:

MCOM 180: Independent Study

Afterward email Prof. Rucker with your topic proposal
and request a time to discuss by phone:


robert.rucker@sjsu.edu


* Add codes are not given until proposals are approved.

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In The News...

Special SJSU Diversity Recognition:

 "Simple Gifts" Portrait Series/African American Faculty
           
 (Video) Produced & Edited by Dr. D. Michael Cheers.
 


 

Millennial males react to new Harvard University Report:
5/31 Video Update: Sex and Relationships

Millennials are more interested in the components of
 dating and relationships than casual sex, according to the
report that looks into the "hook-up culture"
of young adults
 



Ad Council Diversity Inclusion Campaign

 

More Videos:  Love Has No Labels


Speaking Truth To Power

2/21/17  JMC School "Equal Time" Special Report
Professional journalists respond to President Trump's
attacks on the media.
(Video)

Spring 2017:
JMC Honors NY Times Reporter w/Hearst Award


4/18    In the Age of "Fake News," Media Brands
are turning to advertising to promote the importance of Journalism

 



Welcome to the JMC School



Information for Lincoln High School

Students & teachers visited us on April 6th.
 


 


JMC Graduates Facing Exciting Futures!



 


A Night To Remember On Campus!


JMC School Students @ Steinbeck Award 2/21/17

 

Bob Woodruff
ABC News Correspondent, Iraq War Brain Injury Survivor
 



 


What's The Buzz:
Diversity in the Media



Student Project Videos - Fall 2016

Candid talk about media portrayals of diversity
and student suggestions for meaningful industry changes.
 


 



News Now           Top Stories
Not Fake News
(Trustworthy Info)

News Updates For Students
  Diversity and news headlines to know.

 

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FLASHBACK 2016:
Sports Reporting Careers



SJSU students interested in pursuing
careers in sports journalism,
reach out to www.sportstaskforce.com.
 

JMC School Graduates Cover Super Bowl 50



See videos: Excite the Mind/Learn By Doing

 

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Welcome New JMC School Director




Dr. Phylis West-Johnson

Dr. Johnson comes to us from Southern Illinois University
with a distinguished career and great accomplishments in
media and higher education. She also has many years of
experience an academic department chair at SIU.

My colleagues wish her all the best here at SJSU.
It was my decision to step down after 5 1/2 years
as school director. I am thrilled to be returning
to my passion, full-time teaching, and
becoming the new
JMC School Digital Productions Coordinator.

Stay tuned for invites for some fun new media opportunities!
 

Special thanks to my SJSU colleagues and local friends
for a great "BRAVO" party as a thank you for all my
efforts over the past 5 years as school director.
It was an honor to serve this great program!

 

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MCOM 111:
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Independent
Study



MCOM 180i
International
Learning Experience

 



Education: Wheels Up!

Click video for an overview of the new
JMC School international learning requirement
by Dr. Matt Cabot:



Want more details?
 
Town Hall Meeting on this requirement
Campus experts fully explain the importance and
how JMC School students must plan for this.



Go to the JMC School website page
to see the wide range of options student have to
meet this college requirement.


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FLASHBACK: Spring 2016
May 25th

Javier Ortiz
Distinguished Public Relations Graduate
'Climbing the 'ladder of success'
 

Spring 2016 JMC School Convocation
May 25. 2016





Our Graduates Make Us Proud!

 

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FLASHBACK: Spring 2016
Meeting the national press
in the nation's capitol



NBC's Chuck Dodd talks with 23 top journalism students
from around the country meet in the
'Meet The Press'
television studio.


Click to hear JMC Student reactions
after participating in this national journalism boot camp.



Video: Top Diverse Student Bootcamp Explained
by Dr. D. Michael Cheers

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Showcase What YOU Can Do!

 JMC School Student Enterprise Efforts
Spring 2016
 

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FLASHBACK: Spring 2016
New Global Reach
Spartan Daily Student Newspaper




More than 77,000 pages of the school newspaper,
published since 1933, available for online
viewing around the world.

Learn More:
JMC School event press release


 

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Full list of JMC School classes


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And The Awards Go To...

 
List of Spring 2016 JMC Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to all the award recipients.

This year a record 400+ JMC students applied.
A total of 34 scholarships totaling $28,000
were awarded, the largest number in the
SJSU College of Applied Sciences and Arts.


Learn More

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Newly Appointed SJSU President
Dr. Mary Papazian
Begins at SJSU in July 2016

 
Prof. Rucker meets the next campus president.
Photo by Dr. D. Michael Cheers


JMC School class video offers
Dr. Mary Papazian
campus insights

I had the chance to meet and personally welcome the new
president to campus. She was invited to visit the
JMC School after she starts work at SJSU in July.

Dr. D. Michael Cheers's MCOM 63: Media Technologies
students recently video recorded campus congratulations,
insights and suggestions for the new president.

The video was sent to Dr. Papazian a few weeks ago.
She wrote back to Dr. Cheers saying she was impressed.


SJSU Appointment Announcement


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JMC School Special Event
 


Tuesday,
October 13, 2015

Campus
Community
Invited!


A Huge
Success

Thank you

Event Information

JMC Special Memories:


Photo by Randy Vasquez

Sara Sidner was very impressed with
the students in the video taping and in all the
classes she visited in Dwight Bentel Hall.

She told Prof. Rucker everyone was well
prepared and asked great questions.

BRAVO!

We improve our skills every day
because the JMC School motto is:




 

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Distinguished SJSU Journalism
Graduate's New Book
sheds light on California Missions Founder,
Fr. Junipero Serra




Learn more & see interview with author of
"A Cross of Thorns"


The new book by a distinguished SJSU Journalism graduate,
and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Elias Castillo,
is challenging perceptions widely held by Catholics
in California, the Vatican and the Pope about a
well known priest believed to be the founder of
the Spanish missions in the Golden State.

Castillo, winner of 13 awards as a journalist for
the San Jose Mercury News, questions myths and the
reputation of Father Junipero Serra. Historically he is known as
founder of the earliest missions in California.

"A Crown of Thorns, the Enslavement of California's Indians
by the Spanish Missions"
describes them as 
"death camps where more than 60,000 Indian workers died,
many as a result of whippings, disease, and malnutrition."
Castillo says "Indigenous people were held captive and treated
brutally by Franciscan friars from 1769 to 1833."
He closely examined records kept by
the Catholic religious order, and found documentation
including letters by Fr. Serra that
confirmed the brutal treatment. 

The new book strongly suggests it would be a huge mistake
for Pope Francis to elevate Father Junipero Serra to Catholic
 sainthood later this year. Since the book was released for
sale online in February, it has slowly risen on the
Amazon best seller list.

Read and learn more:

Elias Castillo's website

In San Francisco, Castillo addressed the
Commonwealth Club of California on Feb. 9th:



Congratulations to JMC School Distinguished
Journalism Graduate Elias Castillo

 

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Timely Issues Explored by JMC
on a local PBS television station
 



Produced by convergence journalism students, and airs
Saturday afternoons on KQEH, Channel 54, in San Jose.

Recent program: Disability and Disconnection

 

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We excite the minds of our diverse student body by
challenging their creative thinking and innovative ideas.
 

Apple Store download: South Bay Pulse by San Jose State
https://appsto.re/us/AZoD5.I


An extensive look at the new JMC/Adobe partnership
to be video streamed online later this fall semester.
 

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JMC School
Academic Advising
Reality Check:

All advertising, journalism and public relations
students are required to see the JMC School academic
adviser at least one time per year in DBH 110.

Go over current classes, plan for the next semester
and update your graduation application.


Online JMC School advising:
Forms/Degree worksheets


SJSU Course Substitution form:
http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/docs/substitution_form.pdf


Change of Major form:              http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/students/change_of_major/index.html

Other university forms:
http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/forms/#c​


Transfer Classes: Community college media classes to SJSU:  http://www.jmc.sjsu.edu/undergraduate_program/current_class_listings/

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ABC 7 News Visits
the JMC School

April 30, 2015.

 

Former ABC 7 South Bay Bureau Chief and JMC Professor
Rigo Chacon reunited with his television colleague,
Anchorman Dan Ashley.

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Congratulations to the JMC School's
2015 CHAMPION ADVERTISING TEAM



These students took home the 1st Place trophy
Saturday, April 11th at the
 
National Student Advertising Competition -
Regional Finals - Client (Pizza Hut).
They beat ad campaign presentations by students from
Cal Berkeley, Univ. of San Francisco, Fresno State and
University of Nevada - Reno.


BRAVO TO THE CHAMPS:

Issadora Busch - holding trophy,
JMC Professor Tim Hendrick - Adviser/Coach,
Emily Du, Amar Nijor, Alex Elkins,
Canh Ha, Wesley Winton, Hamani Sharma
and Kelsey Higham

Another individual JMC School advertising major
recently took 1st place - gold honors
 at a egional advertising competition
that included entries by local professionals.
Truly Incredible!



 

The SJSU website is also saluting the recent
outstanding success of The Spartan Daily
convergence journalism students.

 

BRAVO
TO ALL OUR JMC SCHOOL CHAMPIONS!

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Celebrating Diversity
in our community


Feb. 8, 2015  JMC Event
Celebrated Powerful Diversity Stories



"Giving Back/Paying Forward!"

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Cheers and all the multimedia students
who produced a spectacular campus community event Sunday,
February 8th.  Despite day-long heavy rain showers, an estimated 500 +
guests came to SJSU's Morris Dailey Auditorium to witness some
Bay Area unsung heroes tell their powerful and inspiring life stories
in the new JMC School documentary "The Barbershop Diaries."   

See the film trailer.

By evening's end every guest expressed great appreciation to the
JMC School and university for offering such a unique, informative and 
moving experience. Barbers and hair dressers from a wide range of
global cultures candidly shared on video their personal life
struggles, battles and triumphs. Local musical groups and campus
performers also shared their talents throughout the program 
creating a wonderful and uplifting mood and feeling of celebration.

Event co-sponsor CreaTV, a local cable television provider,
recorded the event for local broadcast later this month.

Thanks to the promotional efforts of President Mo Qayoumi,
university public relations experts Robin McElhatton
and Pat Harris, CASA Development Director Sonia Wright,
and corporate event sponsor Rocket Fuel, many Bay Area news
outlets including the San Jose Mercury News, KQED and KCBS radio,
KPIX-5 and NBC Bay Area reported several advancer stories
the week before the event.

We were all treated to a truly exceptional evening 
that will be long remembered
and talked about throughout the Bay Area!

Press Release
 

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THE FUTURE IS NOW

Advertising and Public Relations
students celebrate
the "awesome" new DBH 117
CREATIVE SUITE


 


   

 

JMC School Student Media

The Spartan Daily - Online Edition
Update News - TV Newscasts
SHiFT Magazine - Facebook
   


 


February 6, 2013:
SJSU announced a major gift
of $8.7 million for the
School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

    
Emma and Jack Anderson

 



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Former JMC School
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THE BUZZ:

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CFA Audit 2014

2013 Case Study:
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2012: "Equal Time" Roundtable:
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Prof Bob
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on live television


Walter Cronkite
  
  
   

   Gay Marriage      
  
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Healthcare reform
 

 

National Accreditation

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JMC Convocations

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Bay Area Project


Videos:
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Wheels Up to Cuba

Melissa Rios in
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Crisis PR education
in Europe


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1st Inauguration

 


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International
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Who We Are...


JMC/Adobe
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Local PBS Special
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nightclub massacre
2016
 

Catch up on News:
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Not Fake News
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SJSU

Steinbeck
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Last day of
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2016

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Videos:
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Police
Related Deaths



Pew Research: Social Media


Fact Sheet
Tech early adopters
Workplace

Digital Economy
Fact Tank
 

CBS: (Video)
How Technology
Effects Human
Behavior


Gallup:
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Gallup Analytics:
What the
world is thinking



News:

Police aerial
surveillance
watching blacks



Race a factor
in child - hot car
prosecutions?

Muslim-Americans
billboards target
ISIS

More News
 

50 Shades in Rio:
2016 Olympic Games


Comcast/
NBC Universal


Diversity Videos:

Muslim-American
woman Rio profile

Tokyo prepares for
2020 Olympics

Sikh Professor -
'Diversity Is

What Makes
This Nation Great'


 
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National
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Presidential
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Background Info:
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Local Stories:

3/22/14

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Background
 

3/1/14

SJSU Racial
Tensions
Fester


 

MCOM 111:
Internships

Required steps
to follow.
Last day to add
 2/14/17.



MCOM 180:
Independent
Study

Required steps.
Last day to add
2/14/17.


New
College Requirement:

MCOM 180i
International
Learning
Experience

Review special video explanations.
 

Campus Diversity

3/3/14:
Pres. Qayoumi
on campus
shooting
incident




Scholarly
Articles/Research


 

Pew Research

5 facts about
ethnicity
& gender in
newsrooms

Who knows what
about religion?

Americans like
diverse
communities


The most & least
cultural diversity
in the world

 

World Muslims

14 largest
Hispanic Groups

Search:
Prejudice

Reporting on
MEDIA BIAS:

Chicago Tribune

 




Entertainment
Social Media
News


Movie:
Ghostbusters
2016

 

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