Daniel A. Nelson, 24, has been awarded the 2013-14 Otto J. Bos Memorial Scholarship for Excellence in Journalism, helping the SF State student to reach his goal of carrying on a family tradition in sports journalism.
Nelson will become the 22nd recipient of the scholarship, which was created to honor the memory Otto J. Bos, a 1970 graduate of the Journalism Department who went on to become a government and politics reporter for The San Diego Union and then the chief press aide to Pete Wilson, who served as mayor of San Diego, a U.S. senator and then governor of California. Bos, who also had been an All-American soccer star in college, passed away of a heart attack in 1991.
Family, colleagues and friends created the scholarship to encourage and recognize...
The Journalism Department congratulates Juan De Anda who has won the Edward B.
Kaufmann Scholarship of $2,500 from the College of Liberal and Creative Arts. This is the first time a journalism student has won this honor. The Kaufmann Scholarship, generated by a generous endowment from Professor Edward B. Kaufmann, provides one or more scholarships for SF State undergraduates pursuing a degree in any of the following disciplines: American Studies, Chinese, Classics, Communication Studies, Comparative and World Literature, Creative Writing, Cultural Anthropology, English, French, German, History, Italian, Japanese, Jewish Studies, Journalism, Liberal Studies, Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion, Spanish, Technical and Professional Writing, Women and Gender Studies. Juan has also won the...
The Center for Integration and Improvement of Journalism (CIIJ) is undergoing a
transformation. Cristina Azocar will be stepping down as director of the center
to serve as interim chair of the department while Chair Venise Wagner is on
leave during the spring semester. Rachele Kanigel will be serving as interim
director of the center during this time. Journalism faculty has been re-imagining the focus of the center and decided this month to turn the center's attention to journalism entrepreneurship. While still maintaining the mission to diversify journalism, Professor Kanigel will develop an incubator for innovation and will roll out seed projects to help inspire students to think more about the journalism entrepreneurship, the intersection of journalism and technology...
In the age of social media, there seems to be an unwritten rule that journalists today must live and die by the demands of social media. But Tasneem Raja, the interactive editor at Mother Jones said otherwise to SF State Journalism students on Tuesday Nov. 13. Instead, she said, you should do what feels right. First, she said, you should ask yourself, why you feel uncomfortable, say using social media. Is it because you don't think you can do it? If that's the answer then, you should force yourself to use social media. But if you don't like using social media because you feel it's taking you away from the work you really want to do, then don't feel so obligated to do it. Follow your passion, she said.
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