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USU speaker: Legacy media can win the fight for digital space (Full Video Below)

USU speaker: Legacy media can win the fight for digital space (Full Video Below)

04/17/2018

When Sheryl Worsley began her career at KSL Radio, news producers were still physically "cutting tape." A lot has changed since then — so much that many people believe news organizations like KSL are doomed to extinction — but Worsley has a lot of hope fo...

USU speaker: Legacy media can win the fight for digital space (Full Video Below)

USU speaker: Legacy media can win the fight for digital space (Full Video Below)

04/17/2018

When Sheryl Worsley began her career at KSL Radio, news producers were still physically "cutting tape." A lot has changed since then — so much that many people believe news organizations like KSL are doomed to extinction — but Worsley has a lot of hope fo...

JCOM 5320 Public Relations Agency Highlight
PRSSA Spring 2018 Field Trip

PRSSA Spring 2018 Field Trip

04/03/2018

PRSSA had the opportunity to visit its professional advisor Debbie Ostrander, who is the communications director for Intermountain Healthcare (IHC), and also Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox at the Utah Capitol on Tuesday.

Andrew Kramer of The New York Times Gives JCOM Students Advice

Andrew Kramer of The New York Times Gives JCOM Students Advice

03/01/2018

Andrew Kramer of The New York Times. Kramer skyped in from Afghanistan to discuss how to be a better reporter and answer questions. He touched on treating every story like a basic news story, having fun with your leads and ways a reporter can utilize soc

A Highlight of JCOM 2180 Beginning Photojournalism.

A Highlight of JCOM 2180 Beginning Photojournalism.

03/01/2018

Ethan Babcock, a senior studying public relations is highlighting what he learned in JCOM 2180 Beginning Photojournalism.

For soon-to-be deported Salvadorans, a terrible fate awaits

For soon-to-be deported Salvadorans, a terrible fate awaits

01/22/2018

In the wake of a Trump administration decision to end the protected status of 200,000 Salvadorans who have taken refuge in the United States, KUER's RadioWest on Friday re-broadcast its 2017 interview with associate professor of journalism Matthew LaPlant...

How J-School Professors Should Talk About Sexual Harassment, Abuse in Class

How J-School Professors Should Talk About Sexual Harassment, Abuse in Class

01/17/2018

The recent revelations about powerful men who have used their authority to abuse women and other men have drawn attention yet again to sexual violence and harassment. Avoiding these issues is not an option for us right now. We are facing an environment w

Student TV Anchors, Reporters Win Top Newscast Award from Emmy Organization

Student TV Anchors, Reporters Win Top Newscast Award from Emmy Organization

10/24/2017

Broadcast students in the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University took home the award for Best Newscast from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences’ university competition.

Fear the Female Voice

Fear the Female Voice

10/24/2017

Complete speech by Sarah Gailey

‘Shrill feminist harpy’ to speak about the power of women’s voices in UtahPage Title

‘Shrill feminist harpy’ to speak about the power of women’s voices in UtahPage Title

10/05/2017

Sarah Gailey will appear at Utah State University, Westminster College and The King's English bookstore Speculative fiction author and social critic Sarah Gailey will give a series of talks and readings in Utah from Oct. 10 to 13 in hopes of embolden

Breaking News: JCOM and Huntsman Now Offering Video and PR Work Opportunities This Semester!

Breaking News: JCOM and Huntsman Now Offering Video and PR Work Opportunities This Semester!

09/05/2017

The Department of Journalism and Communication (JCOM) is partnering with the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business (JMHSB) to offer up to four work opportunities during the Fall 2017 Semester. Students in these positions will create print, digital and vide

Emmy award-winning reporter named as news director at Mid-Utah Radio

Emmy award-winning reporter named as news director at Mid-Utah Radio

09/05/2017

MANTI—Mid-Utah Radio has a brand new voice coming to its airwaves. Aimee Cobabe has joined the radio group as News Director at KSVC AM/FM. Before coming to Mid-Utah Radio’s Richfield office, she worked for Utah Public Radio (UPR) as a news reporter, prod

 Two Logan broadcasters to be inducted into Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

Two Logan broadcasters to be inducted into Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame

05/23/2017

Al Lewis and Jennie Christensen, two well-known Logan radio personalities, have been selected for induction into the Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame. Lewis and Christensen have been with KVNU for 45 years and will be inducted into the Hall of F...

Journalism and Communication Students Honored

Journalism and Communication Students Honored

04/06/2017

Students of the Year recognized at the CHaSS Awards ceremony on March 29

Department of Journalism and Communication announces two new Media Scholars

Department of Journalism and Communication announces two new Media Scholars

03/21/2017

Two diversely talented and versatile students have been named Media Scholars by Utah State University’s Department of Journalism and Communication. Melanie Christensen and Kelsey Adams are the second and third students to receive the designation, which wa...

 Wall Street Journal’s social media guru discusses Trump election, media’s futurePage Title

Wall Street Journal’s social media guru discusses Trump election, media’s futurePage Title

02/08/2017

It's now clear that we live in an era of fake news, troll tweets and email dumps. So what does that mean for media, our democracy and our future? On Monday, Feb. 27, Natalie Andrews, a Wall Street Journal social media editor and reporter, will discuss t

Is an anti-sexual assault office’s location preventing victims from reporting?

12/05/2016

It’s a five-minute bus ride from the center of campus to Utah State University’s office for Sexual Assault and Anti-Violence Information. On foot, it might take 15 minutes. But for victims of sexual assault, those minutes can be the difference between rep...

Aggie TV wins student Emmy

Aggie TV wins student Emmy

10/13/2016

With only an airport carry-on and a garment bag for his suit, Utah State University journalism professor Brian Champagne spent this past Sunday morning in a Phoenix airport wondering how he was going to get 12 clunky Emmy award statues onto his flight and...

From ‘polarizing’ Palin to ‘crooked’ Hillary: Utah State speaker to discuss history of labeling women politicians

09/29/2016

The former political reporter, an assistant professor of journalism at South Dakota State University, will visit Utah State’s Logan campus on Monday, Oct. 3, as the third Morris Media & Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016. The lecture will be held at n...

JCOM Welcomes a New Department Head

06/16/2016

Kim Hixson was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His background consists of working in media, industry, government and education.

Non-traditional student becomes first Media Scholar at Utah State University

04/27/2016

This wasn’t Melissa Allison’s first try at college. It wasn’t her second. And as she neared her 50th birthday — with four children at home and a bevy of personal challenges to overcome — Allison wasn’t certain she’d make it to graduation on her third try,...

French photojournalist discusses her exploration of capital punishment in the United States

04/27/2016

There are no rich people on death row. That was one of the first things photojournalist Caroline Planque noticed in 2005 when she began visiting prisoners condemned to die by lethal injection in Texas.

French photographer to discuss her journey into the heart of American capital punishment

04/12/2016

LOGAN, Utah — A French photographer who has spent several years documenting the people whose lives and livelihoods are centered around the ceaseless churn of executions in Texas will be the second Morris Media & Society lecturer of 2016.

Utah State students study crisis communication at Westminster conference

04/11/2016

Nine students from Utah State University’s Department of Journalism and Communication gathered with college students from around the region this week to discuss international problems and potential solutions.

Journalism student wins arrington writing award

Journalism student wins arrington writing award

04/04/2016

The winner of the 2015 Arrington Writing Award, a competition held in conjunction with the Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture at Utah State University, was announced at the Friends of Merrill-Cazier Library spring lecture March 17.

JCOM professor Tom Terry featured as on-screen expert.

03/01/2016

A documentary on an icon of the struggle for civil rights during the 1950s recently aired on North Carolina Public TV network as part of Black History Month and featured JCOM professor Tom Terry as on-screen expert.

JCOM professor, Dr. Thomas Terry co-authours scholarly article.

02/22/2016

A scholarly article co-authored by JCOM professor Tom Terry was published late last year in the November-December 2015 edition of Military Review, the academic journal of the U. S. Army. Titled “Military Communication Strategies Based on How Audiences Mel...

Pulitzer finalist Pat Bagley to speak at Utah State University

01/26/2016

Veteran Salt Lake Tribune editorial cartoonist Pat Bagley will be the first Morris Media and Society Lecture Series speaker of 2016.

Pease Award For 2015 Honors Legendary Editorial Cartoonist

12/07/2015

Salt Lake City’s irreverent, incendiary and irascible cartoonist in chief, Pat Bagley, has been named the 2015 winner of the Ted Pease Award.

Rest Under the Shade of the Trees:’ Fourth Level Agenda Setting and Framing the Civil War and the Lost Cause through Obituaries of Union and Confederate Generals, 1863-1904

11/18/2015

Professor Tom Terry shared his latest scholarship at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga in early November. Dr. Terry’s research paper

USU JCOM professor publishes in Military Review

11/03/2015

A scholarly article co-authored by JCOM professor Tom Terry has just been published in Military Review, the professional journal of the U. S. Army. Titled, “Military Communication Strategies Based on How Audiences Meld Media and Agendas,” it appears in th...

Hate the First Amendment? That's OK, it's Free Speech Week

10/26/2015

October 19-25, 2015 was Free Speech Week; seven days set aside each October to celebrate America’s constitutional rights of free expression. Mark Saal of the Ogden Standard-Examiner interviewed JCOM professor Tom Terry for his Friday, October 23 column,

Agricultural communication and journalism students grab national spotlight

10/23/2015

Agricultural communication students gained national recognition at the Ag Media Summit for their media and leadership skills.

Of Foreign Fevers, Shot, and Shell: Constitutional Rights of Media Access to the Battlefield after Flynt v. Rumsfeld

09/17/2015

Professor Tom Terry’s most recent article, “Of Foreign Fevers, Shot, and Shell: Constitutional Rights of Media Access to the Battlefield after Flynt v. Rumsfeld,” was published this past summer in the National Security and Armed Conflict Law Review.

USU journalism professor reports from the world’s murder capital

09/16/2015

Newspapers across the greater Los Angeles area on Sunday featured articles from Utah State University journalism professor Matthew LaPlante, who recently returned from a reporting trip to El Salvador.

USU journalism professor calls for “cuentacuentos para la ciencia”

09/14/2015

Matthew LaPlante didn’t set out to be a science writer. The assistant professor of journalism at Utah State University began his career as a sports reporter and has spent much of the past decade covering military issues and international crises.

Utah State announces inaugural CommQuest storyteller scavenger hunt

09/02/2015

Student journalists from across the Mountain West will battle to tell the finest stories — and make the best memories — during the first annual CommQuest storyteller scavenger hunt, this fall.

Afflicting the comfortable since 1995

Afflicting the comfortable since 1995

08/31/2015

Yes, unbe-$%^&*(&^%ing-lievable, but true: For the 20th straight year, despite measures that have made Chief of Verbosity Containment Phil O’Shaddup, the disgraced former Guantanamo interrogation chief, reshuffle his size-14 regulation golf shoes in disco...

Letter From the Department Head

Letter From the Department Head

08/24/2015

Let me introduce myself briefly. As the Interim Department Head in Journalism and Communication, I’ll be coordinating schedules, events, and initiatives for our students and faculty for the next year.

Intern Spotlight: Katie Lambert

Intern Spotlight: Katie Lambert

08/17/2015

Katie Larsen Lambert, a senior at Utah State University in the Journalism and Communications Department, never dreamed she would be writing for the Deseret News this summer.

Intern Spotlight: Autumn Seeholzer

Intern Spotlight: Autumn Seeholzer

08/17/2015

Autumn Seeholzer, a student at Utah State University, has spent her summer at the Utah Olympic Park experiencing its zip-lines, rope courses, slides and ski jumps. All of these adventures have given her experience for her journalism major.

Department of Journalism and Communication CommStrong

04/13/2015

This year, the event is Friday, April 17 in the Agricultural Sciences Building. It will begin at 4 p.m. and run until late into the night so that students will feel increased stress brought on by exhaustion.

Aggie journalists spend spring break reporting in Cambodia

Aggie journalists spend spring break reporting in Cambodia

03/17/2015

Three Utah State University journalism students have returned from Cambodia, where they spent their spring break “committing acts of journalism” alongside one of their professors.

USU honors Pow Wow legacy

03/04/2015

Utah State University hosted the Annual Pow Wow over the weekend in the George Nelson Field House, a tradition which has brought Native Americans from all over the West to campus for 42 years.

Brian Champagne’s Top Tips for Budding Broadcast Journalists

03/03/2015

Brian tells his top tips for students coming into the broadcast program and for those who have graduated and are looking for their first job in the field. With 22 years of experience in the biz, it’s best we listen up.

COMTalk With Professor Candi Carter Olson

03/03/2015

Held the fourth Wednesday of every month from 12 – 1 p.m. in the JCom conference room, AGRS 310. Anyone is welcome, and occasionally baked goods are provided!

Kitty Fleischman Speaks to JCOM Students

02/26/2015

Kitty Fleischman, an Idaho journalist who has also worked in Utah and Alaska, spoke as part of the Morris Media Lecture Series.

Film production degree now available at USU

02/25/2015

The Department of Theatre Arts at Utah State University announced this semester the addition of a new bachelor of fine arts degree. The new degree will allow students in the Department of Theatre Arts to study film production within the design and technol...

USU Public Relations Professor at FanX

USU Public Relations Professor at FanX

02/20/2015

Debra Jenson impressed the attendees of ComicCon FanX where she presented on five panels. Jenson is an assistant professor at Utah State University in the JCOM department and loves all things Harry Potter.

Students turn spring break into a service break

02/19/2015

Students from Utah State University’s Alternative Breaks Program will be providing service to individuals in California and Southern Utah during the school’s spring break March 9 to 15.

Feminist minister visits campus, puts religious spin on the erotic

02/08/2015

Susan Shaw – an author, ordained minister and professor at Oregon State University – provided a voice to feminist theological perspectives during her brown bag speech Wednesday in the Merrill-Cazier Library.

Students skip the flu shot

12/02/2014

Though college students are among some of the most technologically-advanced and socially-active demographics, they continue to fail in one aspect of social awareness: their own health.

ORP doesn’t freeze over in winter

11/25/2014

Water is freezing in Cache Valley, which means Utah State University’s Outdoor Recreation Program switches its focus to frozen sports.

Unwrapping science, journalism with Joe Palca

11/16/2014

Friday’s “Science Unwrapped” featured National Public Radio Science Correspondent Joe Palca, who chose to speak about “Unwrapping Science on the Radio.”

Cache Food Pantry gears up for the holidays

11/07/2014

LOGAN — It’s the beginning of November, the season of giving. And the Cache Community Food Pantry is reaping the benefits.

‘Cache Valley boys’ getting it done at Cherry Peak

11/04/2014

RICHMOND — Snow may have already fallen in the Bear River Mountains, but the newest Cache Valley ski resort is still rushing to finish final preparations before it can properly welcome the 2014-2015 ski season. Cherry Peak Resort, which sits east of Richm...

USU recycling becomes more efficient

10/30/2014

Recycling on campus is now easier thanks to efforts by the Utah State University’s Sustainability Council — part of USU facilities.

CWG director: Sarkeesian ‘just felt the risk was too great’

10/15/2014

Carrying a concealed weapon on Utah State University campus is legal, but on Wednesday carrying was part of a larger debate involving a feminist speaker and malicious threats made against her.

Caught between criminal charges and unsafe situations, minor drinkers in limbo

10/06/2014

Scared. Torn. Hopeless. That's how intoxicated minors can sometimes feel when they find themselves in dangerous or compromising situations. A call to the police can bring help — but also a criminal charge for being a minor in possession, or MIP.

Band director brings change to Utah State University’s marching band

10/06/2014

A new season has brought a new direction for the Aggie Marching Band. As band director Joseph Falvey begins his second year at Utah State University, he's making changes to the marching style and music choices.

Chem researchers hope to cure diabetes — with plague

10/06/2014

Researchers at Utah State University are working toward a potential cure for diabetes — and they're using a bubonic plague enzyme to do it.

Car smashed for cancer, but proceeds are slim

10/06/2014

Utah State University students dressed themselves in safety hats and glasses as they took turns hitting a Brigham Young University-themed car with a sledgehammer in the Car Smash for Cancer on Thursday afternoon at the Sigma Chi parking lot.

New options for campus food, but prices are still steep

10/06/2014

A new to-go option for buffet meals at Utah State University means students have more dining choices — but many are still struggling with the prices.

No shoes? No problem, barefoot movement adherents say

10/06/2014

The snow is coming. But that doesn’t bother Zadie Taylon. She’ll face the coming winter the way she faces any other day: without shoes.

Recent findings may change standards at Utah child care facilities

10/06/2014

Rich or poor, kids enrolled in child care facilities in Utah consistently score lower on proficiency tests in math than in English, according to research from Utah State University due to be published in November.

Greater Sage-Grouse numbers are up in Utah

10/06/2014

Utah's population of greater sage-grouse is up 40 percent this year — a rise that could come as good news to hunters.

Loaves and Fishes: More than food, it’s about community

09/08/2014

LOGAN — It’s lunch time on Saturday, and people are coming to First Presbyterian Church on Center Street. What started out as a Christmas day dinner for needy locals has become a bi-monthly celebration of camaraderie, commitment and love. That is what Loa...

Light on the Hill Keynote Speech

08/27/2014

Today I want to share with you a revelation — one that has changed the way I look at my life and I hope might help change the way you look at your life, if you let it. I am the one percent. Many of you are the one percent, too. We are the one percent.

Running Amok—The WORD escapes (again), Defies (still) all reason in a troubled world

08/25/2014

ST. GEORGE’S LIGHTHOUSE, California—It had been a quiet summer on the remote rock that supports the maximum security tower of St. Mumbles Home for the Terminally Verbose. Too quiet, as it turns out.

Albrecht outlines legislative funding

04/03/2014

LOGAN — It’s the beginning of November, the season of giving. And the Cache Community Food Pantry is reaping the benefits.

Changing the Fate initiative aims to rid Utah State of racial intolerance

04/03/2014

Phrases like, “You are too pretty to be gay,” “Why are you brown?” and “You will get the scholarship because you are black” were featured on posters at the Access and Diversity Center on Friday. Students created posters like these in preparation of an eve...

JCOM holds annual crisis simulation

04/02/2014

Bombs, car accidents and even Bigfoot sightings set the stage for the journalism and communication department’s day of simulated crisis, CommStrong, on Friday.

Transportation master plan in the works

04/01/2014

USU Facilities has teamed up with USU Student Services to come up with a plan to make getting to and around campus a little easier. The offices plan to hire a transportation planning expert in April who will take a closer look at travel patterns and outli...

‘Aggie Radio Drama’—Student radio station applies for FCC license

‘Aggie Radio Drama’—Student radio station applies for FCC license

03/29/2014

Utah State’s 7-year-old student radio station, Aggie Radio, which has streamed its signal online in partnership with Utah Public Radio since 2007, is applying to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) for a low-power FM license to send its programming...

Fast-changing industry is a challenge, journalists advise USU students

Fast-changing industry is a challenge, journalists advise USU students

02/28/2014

The journalist’s job is more complex than it once was. Simply being able to write a well-balanced and unbiased story isn’t enough for today’s ever-growing online audiences, say two Utah “content providers.”

Campus protest raises sexual assault awareness

02/25/2014

Carrying neon-colored signs and calling out chants, Take Back the Night participants marched across the USU campus at 5 p.m. Friday to raise awareness for sexual assault and abuse.

STE2M center opens at USU

02/20/2014

USU recently welcomed a STE2M center to campus. The center, run by David Feldon, is a place where students can go and collaborate with others in the fields of science, technology, education, engineering and mathematics.

Ag comm club attends national conference for first time

02/18/2014

“The students were invited to attend the press conference and to watch and to learn a little bit about the Farm Bill and the industry’s policies that we are seeing in America at this time,” she said.

USA rugby ‘sevens’ tourney in Vegas draws passion, blood, beers

USA rugby ‘sevens’ tourney in Vegas draws passion, blood, beers

02/11/2014

LAS VEGAS—The fan in the front row wears a t-shirt thart reads, “80 minutes, 15 positions, no protection, wanna ruck?” The spectacle is rugby, and it was the USA sevens rugby tournament in Las Vegas, which attracted ruggers and fans from across the globe....

Want to paint Angie’s? Take ‘pART’ in community mural project

Want to paint Angie’s? Take ‘pART’ in community mural project

01/22/2014

LOGAN—Many bumperstickers around Cache Valley brag, “I cleaned the sink at Angie’s.” This spring, 12 local artists will be able to brag, “I painted the wall at Angie’s.”

Ride-sharing program comes to USU

01/20/2014

In an effort to make carpooling easier for Utah State University students, faculty and staff, USU Facilities and the Sustainability Council have introduced Zimride, a ride-sharing website.

The Toaster goes down

01/13/2014

The “golden toaster,” an iconic church building which is part of Utah State University property, was demolished last week.

A-TV News plans to help students find jobs

12/03/2013

All students hope for a career after graduation. The advisers of Utah State University’s student-run news television show, Aggie TV News, are helping students make this hope a reality.

Judge: Students need to be more active in their college careers

11/19/2013

Utah’s first Hispanic federal judge spoke to about 30 students about his journey to the court bench Thursday evening in the Agricultural Sciences Building.

A stitch in time: Sew ‘n Sews help Ugandan girls stay in school

11/12/2013

It was three years ago that the Institute for Sustainable Economics, Education and Engineering – or SEEE Me – found out that many girls in Uganda never finished school. They could not attend classes during their menstrual cycles due to lack of access to s...

Smashing pumpkins kicks off November in North Logan

Smashing pumpkins kicks off November in North Logan

11/06/2013

Elk Ridge Park was buzzing with the energy of expectant people. People waiting for a show to be put on by massive catapults ready to launch pumpkins into the air, only to smash on the ground after they made their descent against the blue of the clear autu...

Journalism Student Receives National Award for Feature Writing

11/06/2013

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the national winners of the 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards. USU Student Journalism student MacKenzie Hamliton’s article on a young man’s mission to help the street children of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia was cho...

On the road again, at last

11/05/2013

The ribbon cutting for the reconstruction of 1000 West on Friday in Logan brought an end to a six-year project for the city, county and state.

Angie’s 30th birthday: Plenty of work, commitment to helping

10/26/2013

LOGAN — On Oct. 21, 1983, Saboor Sahely opened the doors to his new restaurant on Main Street in Logan. Thirty years later, Angie’s restaurant is moving along as strong as ever and has become known as the place “where the locals eat.”

Students going for green

10/24/2013

This year’s Blue Goes Green grants will dedicate $20,000 to improving USU’s sustainability, according to Henry Easterling, a Student Sustainability Office intern.

Nerds assemble at Logan comic book store

10/22/2013

When Nick Wan moved to Logan, he was disappointed to find there was no community science program. He responded by starting Logan Nerd Night.

Aggie Radio ready to make waves

10/10/2013

Aggie Radio, USU's student-run radio station, has plans to apply next week for a license from the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast on FM radio, something they’ve been waiting years to do.

Journalist speaks on politics, Washington and media's role

10/03/2013

On Wednesday, USU students and faculty heard from Matt Canham, a political reporter for the Salt Lake Tribune as part of the Morris Media Lecture Series.

Service day in North Logan brings out neighborly helpers

10/01/2013

Residents gathered at locations around the city to kick off the second annual city-wide day of service Saturday. “When there is a big project to be done, it’s amazing what can happen when 100 people get together and work,” said city administrator Jeff Jor...

Utah State remembers student killed in bike accident

09/01/2013

Since the accident that shocked USU’s campus, students have come together to remember and pay tribute to their classmate.

Journalism and Communication professor takes residence in freshman housing hall

04/16/2013

Utah State University professor Ted Pease hulks his six-foot-three frame into a shiny red SUV and drives around the corner to Davis Hall, the old brick apartment building where he’s been living for the past seven months.

Spiked! USU journalists create fitting award to honor ‘curmudgeon’

Spiked! USU journalists create fitting award to honor ‘curmudgeon’

04/16/2013

A new award was created to honor Ted Pease, head of the Department of Journalism and Communication at Utah State University, who is stepping down from his post at the end of the academic year.

JCOM department honors its best & brightest, announces scholarships

JCOM department honors its best & brightest, announces scholarships

04/14/2013

The Department of Journalism & Communication at Utah State University has named its top students for 2013-2014, and awarded more than $30,000 in scholarships for the coming academic year.

‘Justice and equality’—supporters of same-sex marriage rally in Logan

‘Justice and equality’—supporters of same-sex marriage rally in Logan

04/01/2013

LOGAN—Shades of red decorated the steps of the historic Cache Country Courthouse as nearly 140 community members gathered in support of same-sex marriage equality and equal rights.

Ravitz: Writing with empathy, resisting fluff, and making a difference

Ravitz: Writing with empathy, resisting fluff, and making a difference

03/04/2013

CNN Digital reporter Jessica Ravitz has focused her career on long-form, in-depth storytelling in a day that is increasingly more consumed by 140-character tweets, sound bites and abbreviated news.

Redefining ‘beauty’—USU grads take on sexism in SI swimsuit issue

Redefining ‘beauty’—USU grads take on sexism in SI swimsuit issue

02/28/2013

Lindsay and Lexie Kite have taken their campaign against media sexism to one of the premier icons of female objectification—the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.

Crowd Packs County Council hearing, demands action for better air

Crowd Packs County Council hearing, demands action for better air

02/28/2013

Dozens of concerned Cache Valley residents converged on the Historic County Courthouse Tuesday evening for a public hearing. The throng filled the Cache County Council chambers to capacity, spiling into the foyer. Most in attendance showed support for an

Logan draws line in the air to combat valley air pollution health risks

Logan draws line in the air to combat valley air pollution health risks

02/24/2013

Logan can no longer ignore the tremendous public health crisis posed by air pollution in the Cache Valley, Mayor Randy Watts said Tuesday.

Aggie journalists best in region with 20 excellence awards

Aggie journalists best in region with 20 excellence awards

02/18/2013

Students from Utah State University broke school records, and swept areas of competition in the 2012 Mark of Excellence awards sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists.

Blue Goes Green seeks on-campus student sustainability projects

02/03/2013

What started as an idea to help on-campus residents become environmentally conscious may soon be a full-fledged project for two Utah State University resident assistants. Rene Hernandez and Wendy Sticht say they’ll try to bring more sustainability project...

From teen radio reporter to early-bird UPR host, alum has plenty to say

From teen radio reporter to early-bird UPR host, alum has plenty to say

01/18/2013

By Stacey Worster Special from The Utah Statesman LOGAN—Not many people can say they started a career before they could drive. But Kerry Bringhurst says she doesn’t always do things typically.

Advocate-journalists: How suffering in India changed our worldviews

Advocate-journalists: How suffering in India changed our worldviews

01/18/2013

Story By Dani Hayes Photos by Brian Champagne It was during a particular photo assignment in India that she felt drawn to something more personal and powerful than traditional journalism.

Broadcast news alum now reporting on the world from Vietnam

Broadcast news alum now reporting on the world from Vietnam

01/16/2013

Sarah Dallof’s colleagues, professors and bosses would all agree on one thing—she can do it all. Whether behind the camera, putting together stories, editing, producing and, most of all, reporting about the world we live in

Faculty Profile: AggieTV prof shines from fiery crash to Christmas lights

Faculty Profile: AggieTV prof shines from fiery crash to Christmas lights

12/11/2012

LOGAN—A little more than a year ago, a horrific traffic accident and heroic rescue to prevent a fiery death played out just yards away from the Quad at Utah State University. Chris Garff remembers it well.

Reporter’s Notebook: Night in a cop car with ‘hell trying to break loose’

11/12/2012

LOGAN – My night with the cops started out with a typical noise complaint and ended with a three-man booking at Cache County Jail.

JCOM alum comes home with his new book, ‘Housekeeper’s Son’

JCOM alum comes home with his new book, ‘Housekeeper’s Son’

09/23/2012

In 277 pages, USU alumnus Christopher Loke takes a reader on a journey of mystery and murder and addresses the blur between right and wrong in the author’s first novel, The Housekeeper’s Son.

Aggie journalists to report Oct. 3 on Ethiopia’s hope, heartbreak

09/08/2012

A year ago, Utah State journalism Professor Matthew LaPlante traveled to Ethiopia and brought back heart-wrenching stories of tribal traditions of infanticide. This time, LaPlante took three Aggie journalism students with him to follow up on stories of li...

Aggies experience national change, growth in D.C.

09/03/2012

Lauren Handy had many reasons to be pleased with her experience as an intern for Sen. Orrin Hatch in Washington, D.C. One particular hour, however, took the cake.

Logan, Utah, makes top-10 (we’re #3!) list of best college towns in U.S.

08/28/2012

Tuesday’s Chronicle of Higher Ed website reports that Logan, Utah—has anyone heard of it?—ranks No. 3 nationwide in a new survey.

Aggie Reports from Ethiopia: Olympic Dreams, Empty Pockets

08/16/2012

Kababa Alemu’s feet pound the wet soil as he rounds a makeshift track for the 10th time.

Journalism prof known as quirky, dedicated, passionate, inspirational

04/30/2012

USU alumna and longtime journalism professor Nancy Williams is an adviser, a cheerleader, a professor, a confidante, a friend, and a mentor to many students in the journalism and communication department, and those roles don’t end after her students gradu...

History edges JCOM for 2012 top teaching department award

04/29/2012

Every year, Utah State University seeks out its most accomplished departments to find just one to honor with the Departmental Teaching Excellence Award (DTEA). This year, the Department of History took the cake.

JCOM honors Class of 2012, outstanding students; awards scholarships

04/22/2012

The Department of Journalism & Communication at Utah State University honored its best and brightest Friday in ceremonies to name its outstanding students of the year, and to award more than $31,000 in scholarships for the 2012-2013 academic year.

USU journalists dominate annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards

04/18/2012

Utah 4-year college journalists dominated this year’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Mark of Excellence Award competition, collecting more than half the honors awarded to colleges and universities across the four-state region.

Utah State remembers student killed in bike accident

Since the accident that shocked USU’s campus, students have come together to remember and pay tribute to their classmate.