Alumni Accomplishments

Jim Burress, ‘07, is a senior producer and host for “All Things Considered” at WABE-FM, an NPR affiliate in Atlanta. Burress and WABE placed first in the Nielson rankings for afternoons in Atlanta recently. He is celebrating his 15th year with WABE * Tab Brockman, ‘82, was honored as the state’s Employee of the Year […]

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Faculty/Staff JMC Dept. News & Notes

JMC faculty to teach one-credit residential college classes

How would you like to take a class about Star Trek? What about movies in journalism? Or social justice? Those are the themes of three one-hour elective classes that will be taught in the residential colleges during the second-half semester. These courses are listed as IDC 199  in MyGate. Dr. Debbie Owens will teach “Let’s […]

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Alumni Featured JMC Dept. News & Notes

Valentine reflects on Murphy’s lecture, Doc’s legacy

By Simon Elfrink JMC student Despite retiring in 2021, former Murray State professor of advertising Robert Valentine got the opportunity to watch more fruit of his labor bloom at the Inaugural Doc McGaughey Lecture on Press Freedom and Responsibility.  Dozens of media enthusiasts poured into Lovett Auditorium on Tuesday, Feb. 14, to witness the lecture, […]

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Featured JMC Dept. Students

Public relations students learn skills through working with McGaughey Lecture

By Eli Pitcock JMC student Students in the Murray State University public relations capstone class (JMC 491) got a first-hand education in creating public relations materials during the first McGaughey Lecture on Press Freedom and Responsibility recently. The Murray State Department of Journalism and Mass Communications held the first McGaughey Lecture on Press Freedom and […]

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Featured News & Notes

Cartoonist discusses ‘value of dissent’ during McGaughey Lecture

By Katie Coleman JMC student Political cartoonist Marc Murphy believes there’s a fine line between informing and inflaming. Murphy, editorial cartoonist for the Louisville Courier-Journal, spoke at the inaugural McGaughey Lecture on Press Freedom and Responsibility on Tuesday, Feb. 14 in the newly renovated Lovett Auditorium at Murray State University. The lecture benefitted the Robert […]

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Featured JMC Dept.

JMC Journal Podcast: The man behind the political ink

The JMC Journal podcast is a production of the Murray State University Department of Journalism and Mass Communications. In this podcast, we will have conversations with students, faculty and alumni and tell their stories about creating media. In this first episode, JMC student Simon Elfrink interviews Marc Murphy, a political cartoonist for the Louisville (Ky.) […]

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Alumni Featured JMC Dept. Noteworthy

McGaughey lecture: If you missed it, here’s the recording

Courier-Journal political cartoonist Marc Murphy spoke about the value of dissent during the inaugural McGaughey Lecture on Press Freedom and Responsibility on Tuesday, Feb. 14 at Murray State University. In case you missed it, here’s a link to the lecture:

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JMC Dept. News & Notes Students

JMC classes participate in Scholars Week

Two classes in the JMC department participated in Scholars Week in November 2022 under the guidance of Dr. Melony Shemberger, associate professor of mass communication. Scholars Week, organized by the Office of Research and Creative Activity (ORCA) on campus, is a weeklong celebration of scholarship held each semester. The event in the fall was held […]

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Journalism capstone students publish stories in commemorative tornado edition

Students enrolled in JMC 597 Collaborative Journalism Capstone contributed stories from the 270 Stories website to the “We Will Remember” special section published by Paxton Media Group. “We Will Remember” detailed the Dec. 10, 2021 EF-4 tornado that chewed a path of destruction through far western Kentucky. Journalism students contributed articles that they had written […]

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News & Notes Students

Murray State News wins 2nd in class 1 at KPA

By Erinn Finley/The Murray State News The Murray State News staff was recognized with 12 awards at the Kentucky Press Association (KPA) Convention in Lexington, Kentucky, including a second place award for general excellence in the student publications class 1 category for the 2022 school year. Carol Terracina-Hartman, the faculty adviser for The Murray State […]

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