Utah State's 'Hackademics' Awarded for their Journalism
Two Utah State University professors whose classroom lectures often begin with the words “so, there I was,” were awarded for their journalistic work earlier this summer. Brian Champagne and Matthew LaPlante were recipients of multiple awards for televisi...
Wellsville woman finds success in television news
SALT LAKE CITY – Some Cache Valley residents may recognize the blond reporter Erin Cox on KTSU FOX 13 News. She grew up in Wellsville, attended Mountain Crest High School and Utah State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Communicati...
JCOM Covid Response
Aggie Student Broadcasters Continue Winning Tradition in SPJ Competition
Utah State University’s Journalism and Communication broadcast students were recognized for their excellent reporting by the Society of Professional Journalists, continuing a tradition of award-winning work by student broadcasters in the Department of Jou...
2020 Journalism and Communication Research Colloquium
Join the Journalism and Communication Department for the 2020 Research Colloquium on February 19, 2020 from Noon to 6:30 pm. Listen to former USU JCOM faculty and current BYU Associate Professor, Dr. Dale Cressman for the key note speech at 5:30 pm. All
UTAH STATE LAUNCHES NEW SCIENCE WRITING CLASS
A new class at Utah State University will help journalists develop a stronger understanding of science, and help scientists develop their skills as communicators.
Matt LaPlante Best Selling Book
A Utah State University professor's latest work has made the New York Times' Best Sellers list.
Votes for Women: Suffrage and the 19th Amendment Centennial
USU Journalism and Communication Professor, Candi Carter Olson, speaks at the Dole Institute for Politics at KU with Jinx Broussard (LSU) and Teri Finneman (KU).
JCOM Broadcasters Take Home Emmy Awards for Aggie-TV Reporting
Ayanna Likens, a USU senior and student in the broadcasting emphasis of the Department of Journalism and Communication, received a student Emmy for her reporting work for Aggie-TV. Also receiving an award was Zachary Aedo, a 2019 JCOM graduate. The ceremo...
USU broadcast students dominate the 2018 Society of Professional Journalists Region 9 student awards.
At the 2019 Society of Professional Journalists conference in Albuquerque April 6, USU's A-TV News won 12 Mark of Excellence Awards (winner or finalist). Region 9 includes Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico.
Utah State University broadcast students prepare to enter the workforce
While many journalists are struggling to keep up with the shift of job availability, broadcast students at Utah State University are turning job offers down.
Why Journalism Matters
What does an ancient language and journalism have in common? Matthew LaPlante, Professor in the Utah State Journalism and Communcation Department talks about the importance of journalism in our changing world.
2018 USU JCOM Regional Student Emmy WInners
Congratulations to two Aggies who brought home statues from the Regional Emmy Awards!
Awaiting the awards: 9 JCOM, other students earn college Emmy nominations
This awards show won’t be shown on television, and evening dress isn’t required. But nine Utah State University students are seeing plenty of glitter. The students have earned nominations in the college-student category of the Emmy awards, announced Aug....
USU speaker: Legacy media can win the fight for digital space (Full Video Below)
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 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. 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.
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
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
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
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
Complete speech by Sarah Gailey
‘Shrill feminist harpy’ to speak about the power of women’s voices in UtahPage Title
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
Emmy award-winning reporter named as news director at Mid-Utah Radio
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...
Breaking News: JCOM and Huntsman Now Offering Video and PR Work Opportunities This Semester!
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
Two Logan broadcasters to be inducted into Utah Broadcasters Association Hall of Fame
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
Students of the Year recognized at the CHaSS Awards ceremony on March 29
Department of Journalism and Communication announces two new Media Scholars
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
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?
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
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
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
Kim Hixson was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee. His background consists of working in media, industry, government and education.
French photojournalist discusses her exploration of capital punishment in the United States
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.
Non-traditional student becomes first Media Scholar at Utah State University
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 photographer to discuss her journey into the heart of American capital punishment
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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”
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
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
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
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: Autumn Seeholzer
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.
Intern Spotlight: Katie Lambert
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.
Department of Journalism and Communication CommStrong
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
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
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.
COMTalk With Professor Candi Carter Olson
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!
Brian Champagne’s Top Tips for Budding Broadcast Journalists
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.
Kitty Fleischman Speaks to JCOM Students
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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’
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.
Band director brings change to Utah State University’s marching band
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.
New options for campus food, but prices are still steep
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.
Car smashed for cancer, but proceeds are slim
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.
Recent findings may change standards at Utah child care facilities
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.
Chem researchers hope to cure diabetes — with plague
Researchers at Utah State University are working toward a potential cure for diabetes — and they're using a bubonic plague enzyme to do it.
Caught between criminal charges and unsafe situations, minor drinkers in limbo
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.
No shoes? No problem, barefoot movement adherents say
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.
Greater Sage-Grouse numbers are up in Utah
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
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
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
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.
Changing the Fate initiative aims to rid Utah State of racial intolerance
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...
Albrecht outlines legislative funding
LOGAN — It’s the beginning of November, the season of giving. And the Cache Community Food Pantry is reaping the benefits.
JCOM holds annual crisis simulation
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
Journalism Student Receives National Award for Feature Writing
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...
Smashing pumpkins kicks off November in North Logan
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...
On the road again, at last
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Since the accident that shocked USU’s campus, students have come together to remember and pay tribute to their classmate.
Spiked! USU journalists create fitting award to honor ‘curmudgeon’
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.
Journalism and Communication professor takes residence in freshman housing hall
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.
JCOM department honors its best & brightest, announces scholarships
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
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
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.
Crowd Packs County Council hearing, demands action for better air
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 ...
Redefining ‘beauty’—USU grads take on sexism in SI swimsuit issue
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.
Logan draws line in the air to combat valley air pollution health risks
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
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
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...
Advocate-journalists: How suffering in India changed our worldviews
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.
From teen radio reporter to early-bird UPR host, alum has plenty to say
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.
Broadcast news alum now reporting on the world from Vietnam
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
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’
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’
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.