Alumni

Alumna discusses election coverage with in-depth reporting students

Jennifer P. Brown, editor of the Hoptown Chronicle, shared ideas for election coverage with students enrolled in JMC 397 In-Depth Reporting. Brown, an alumna, runs the nonprofit online Hoptown Chronicle site. She told the students that the best way to prepare for Election Night coverage is to prepare now and do their research into candidates. […]

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JMC Dept.

Nashville photographer joins JMC/GCM

You’ve probably seen his work in Rolling Stone and on country music covers and not realized it. Ed Rode, whose client list includes icons such as Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash,  has brought his camera and talents to Murray State’s JMC/GCM this fall as an adjunct instructor. Rode was hired as a one-year […]

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JMC Dept.

Meet the Pros returns as campus event

More than 25 alumni and professionals spoke with graduating seniors during our annual Meet the Pros event on Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Curris Center. This year’s event marked a return to an in-person event after two years of virtual Meet the Pros during the pandemic. Students met with professionals during a one-hour session and […]

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Alumni

Visit our table at the Centennial Homecoming Tent City event Oct. 29

Be sure to stop by the JMC table inside the College of Business tent during the Centennial Homecoming Celebration at Tent City on Saturday, Oct. 29. The JMC department will have a table to welcome alumni. Two of our student groups also plan to have tables.  The Ads Club will have a fundraiser in which […]

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Alumni Featured

Alumni Spotlight: Chris and Allison Evans will receive prestigious community journalism award

From On Second Thought, the newsletter of the Kentucky Press Association The owners of a weekly newspaper in West Kentucky, who have persevered for almost 30 years in the face of increasing challenges to the industry – and to them and their community – are the winners of the 2022 Al Smith Award for public […]

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A note from the chair
Faculty/Staff Featured JMC Dept.

A note from the chair

During the slightly more-than-a-year that I have served as JMC chair, I coordinated our efforts in the once-every-six years monumental task known as, “The Self-Study.” It is a comprehensive report on our department that is submitted to the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications. Everyone in the department was involved, to some […]

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Alumni JMC Dept.

High School Media Workshop set to return in ’23

After a two-year absence because of COVID-19, the Murray State High School Media Workshop will return to campus in 2023. The High School Media Workshop is planned for Wednesday, March 15 on the third floor of the Curris Center. This workshop connects high school media students with JMC faculty, who offer workshops to enhance what […]

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Faculty/Staff JMC Dept.

Longtime GCM instructor Gross Magee dies

William Gross Magee, who taught photography and graphic communications at Murray State University, died Aug. 31 at Mercy Health in Paducah. Magee taught at Murray State for 25 years. He wrote and produced the book  “Mammoth Cave Photographic Co. Then and Now.” The book took  readers on a visual tour of the world’s longest cave […]

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JMC Dept. News & Notes

McGaughey Fund tops $160K

To date, approximately $164,175 has been raised for phase 1 of the Robert H. McGaughey III Fund for Excellence. The goal is $250,000. Teaching today’s journalists starts from scratch. News has to be explained and then shown, and then explained again. It takes time, resources and dedication. More than teaching the rules of grammar and […]

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Faculty/Staff Featured JMC Dept.

Seay: My Doc Story

By Roger Seay Any time spent with Dr. Robert H. McGaughey III was like traveling with Bob Hope on a U.S.O. Show.   The one-liners never stopped.  And sometimes you even got a musical number. I don’t believe I ever heard the same joke twice.  There are few people in my life who are walking encyclopedias […]

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