Student Recognition Event Starring Mark Ford

Mark Ford, executive vice president of Time Inc. and president of its Sports Group, has a personal connection to Miami University. His daughter is a student. He’ll be joining us tomorrow for our end of the year student recognition event.

Where: MacMillan Hall Great Room

When: Thursday, April 28 | 3 p.m. speaker, 4 p.m. event 

All journalism students in leadership roles will be presented, and the Society of Professional Journalists‘ (SPJ) Excellence in Journalism award winners will be announced.

Come enjoy free food and drinks!


Meeting Today

Hey everyone! Hope you enjoyed our thunderstorm this morning … April showers bring May flowers, right? We will hold our second-to-last meeting today in 232 Williams Hall at 2:15 p.m. Looking forward to seeing those of you with no class there!


4-Day Internship. New Orleans. ‘Nuff said.

Sign me up! The Society of Professional Journalists is looking for 12 interns for The Working Press, a daily tabloid newspaper/online news site, covering all-things about the Excellence in Journalism 2011 Conference in New Orleans Sept. 25-27. Intern applicants must be available to be in New Orleans Sept. 24 through 28. If selected, SPJ pays for your conference registration, hotel, some (not all) meals and a wonderful internship opportunity.

Fill out the application here and send electronically or by mail by April 18.

For more information, visit The Working Press page on the SPJ site.

Excellence in JRN Contest

Applications are due today by 5 p.m. to 260 Bachelor. Take five minutes, print out as many clips as you like and attach $8 cash or check made out to MU-SPJ.

See full contest information below:

The annual Miami University SPJ Excellence in Journalism competition recognizes the best published or aired work of Miami journalism students, as judged by a committee of outside area journalists.


  • Best Single Works: Includes any single journalistic work for any on- or off-campus media.
  • Best Portfolios: Includes divisions for student-run media; on- or off-campus internships; or digital (including audio, video, photography and online pieces. Portfolio submissions should include six samples in a single division.


  • Entries must have been published or aired from summer 2010 to the contest deadline date.
  • Each entry must have a separate entry form. (This form may be copied.)
  • Students may submit up to six entries for one $8 fee. (Cash or checks payable to “Miami SPJ.”)
  • No entry may be submitted in more than one “single-work” category. Entries may, however, be simultaneously entered as a “single work” and part of a “portfolio.”
  • Print entries should be submitted as tearsheets or photocopies. Broadcast entries should be on CD or other media. Web entries require only a URL address.


All entries should be submitted to the mailbox of Patricia Gallagher Newberry, MU-SPJ chapter adviser, Journalism Program office, Bachelor Hall 260, by 5 p.m. April 8, 2011.

Winning entries

Winners will be announced at the Journalism Program’s annual Student Recognition Ceremony at 4 p.m., April 28, 2011, in the MacMillan Great Room. Winners will also be recognized on the Journalism listserv.

Fill out the entry form here and turn into  the Journalism Office in Bachelor 260 by 5 p.m. April 8, 2011.

Contest open to all campus and off-campus journalism produced by Miami students