SOC Journo Update

Charles Lewis receives I.F. Stone Medal

In recognition of his unceasing efforts to strengthen and support the work of investigative journalists in the U.S. and abroad, Professor Charles Lewis has been awarded the 2018 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence. He will receive the award during a ceremony in Cambridge, Mass., on May 3.

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Podcasting: Behind-the-Mic Guide to Who, What & Where

Professor Jill Olmsted hosted a lively discussion on what many call the new community radio ecosystem: podcasting – free audio shows delivered on demand over the Internet. The panel talked about trending podcasts, how to discover new audio content and how people can podcast about their passions at low cost.

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Haley Samsel named editor-in-chief of The Eagle

The Eagle’s advisory board has elected Haley Samsel, The Eagle’s current managing editor for news, as its editor-in-chief for the 2018-2019 year.

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Susca talks media consolidation and Sinclair

Professor Margot Susca appeared on NBC News' Think to discuss media consolidation in light of the Deadspin video showing local news anchors of stations owned by the Sinclair Broadcast Group repeating the same script word for word.

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'Trust Me — I'm a Reporter': Restoring Trust in News

Professor Jane Hall organized and moderated an important discussion about the challenges journalists have encountered during a Trump presidency that labels news organizations as “fake news.”

Featured guests included Jackie Kucinich (SOC alum) D.C. bureau chief of The Daily Beast and CNN contributor; Indira Lakshmanan, Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics at Poynter and columnist for The Boston Globe; and SOC alum Dana Mattioli, Wall Street Journal mergers and acquisitions reporter.

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