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  • Recent Graduate Accepts Position With the Today Show

    Recognizing the success of our recent graduates and alumni is something valued by the School of Journalism and Electronic Media. A recent 2014 graduate, Mary Catherine Suhocki, has accepted a position with the Today Show and begins this amazing opportunity on Monday, November 17. She will be working with the Today Show's social media team in the Orange Room, a well known set on the show. She joins Brooke Fraser, a 2012 graduate, who also currently holds a position at the Today Show.

    Mary Catherine completed internships at WBIR-TV, and two at CNN - one in Atlanta and the other in New York. She was a recipient of the Scripps Howard Foundation Fellowship in the summer of 2013, and was an excellent student. Both Mary Catherine and Brooke were among those who went on the New York trip provided each year by Dr. Sam Swan.  

    According to Dr. Swan, the School of Journalism and Electronic Media has a growing number of graduates who have moved and are now working in New York. 

  • Journalism Class Takes a Bite Out of the Big Apple

    Dr. Swan and a group of journalism students had the opportunity to travel to New York City this fall from October 14-17 to go behind the scenes and tour the Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC, Fox News, ABC News and The Daily Show just to name a few. These special tours also provided the students with a chance to listen and speak to producers and reporters of these well known shows. 

    On the Today Show set, where the group picture above was taken, the students met a School of Journalism and Electronic Media alumus, Brooke Fraser, who works as a research assistant for the show. The tour of Fox News Channel was given by David Winstrom, Director of News Edge, and included Fox News Anchors Jon Scott and Heather Nauert, Producer Trina Thompson, Writing Coach Shelley Stevens, and Senior Producer of News Edge Mykel MacCarthy, as speakers for the class.

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  • CNNI Senior Vice President to receive award, speak in Scripps Lab Feb. 20

    Bill Galvin, Senior Vice President for CNNI to speak at UTUT graduate and Senior Vice President for CNN International and Worldwide Sports will be on campus on Wednesday to accept the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Dean. Galvin graduated in 1985 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.

    Galvin speak at 1:25pm, Wednesday Feb. 20th in the Scripps Lab Theater.  He will receive the award and talk about his career, lessons learned along the way, his current position, and offer advice to current students. 

    Bill Galvin is senior vice president of business development and sports programming for CNN International. Appointed to this role in December 2011, Galvin is responsible for all special coverage and sponsored content on CNN International. Based at CNN’s world headquarters in Atlanta, he also oversees sport programming across CNN Worldwide.  In this role Galvin works closely with both International and Domestic ad sales with regard to business development strategies. 

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