SOC Journo Update

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SOC Journo Update shares news and updates from the journalism division at American University's School of Communication.

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Reporter Arradondo grabs a regional Emmy, brings news to Nashville

Briona Arradondo (SOC/MA '11) recently received a Midsouth regional Emmy for the Newscast/Morning category for her reporting about three school buses that were swept away during flooding in May 2017 in Tennessee.

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Student earns byline for Post investigation on police shootings

Journalism grad student Zane Anthony was on the front lines of a national investigation that found, for the third year in a row, police nationwide shot and killed nearly 1,000 people.

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Junior covers SOTU for Colorado paper

Journalism junior Andrew Eversden covered President Trump's State of the Union for The Durango Herald, as part of a reporting internship AU has with the Durango, Colorado, paper.

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Former AU journalism fellow moves up at The Post

Fenit Nirappil (SOC/MA '16) is a new D.C. City Hall reporter for The Washington Post, where he has covered local politics since 2015. At AU, he specialized in investigative journalism and then became the fifth SOC graduate fellow in a row to join the Post Local desk.

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Susca talks media consolidation with NBC News

Professor Margot Susca explained what's at stake, after the FCC under Ajit Pai voted to eliminate longstanding restrictions on media ownership, paving the way for massive corporations to control a larger share of the media market.

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Kerner Report: 50 years later

In 1968, the Kerner Commission released an influential report about the roots of the '67 rebellions, race and reporting. Professor Sherri Williams organized and moderated a panel last night at the School of Communication, discussing what's changed in 50 years — and what's stayed the same.

Panelists included: Richard Prince, a Washington Post reporter hired in 1968 (the same year the Kerner Report was released) and publisher of Journal-isms; Hannah Allam, BuzzFeed News reporter covering Muslim life in America; Johnetta Elzie, a renowned citizen journalist and Ferguson protester; and Carolyn M. Byerly, Ph.D., Professor at Howard University.

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