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The roots of Communication Week in the Scripps College of Communication date back to 1968, when the School of Journalism held its first Journalism Week in early May and awarded the first Carr Van Anda Awards "for enduring contributions to journalism" to Turner Catledge, Edward W. Barrett and Walter Cronkite.
In 1970, Journalism Week was changed to Communication Week to incorporate the entire college. The annual event included events, speakers and panel discussions designed to encourage student interaction with prominent leaders in the communication field and draw alumni to campus.
Over the years, the Scripps College has hosted such notable professionals as Rev. Jesse Jackson(1998), Peter Arnett (1992), Roger Ailes (1989), Ted Turner and Hugh Downs (1982). After 37 years of annual Communication Week activities, in 2006, events were no longer held during a concentrated five-day period, but spread throughout Ohio University's ten-week spring quarter. In 2013, Communication Week was reinstated to celebrate the college and its alumni. The event usually falls on the last full week of March.
4 p.m., Open Session with Kate Farrell, Television Studio C, RTV Building, 5th floor. Kate Farrell, MA '02, Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer of sports, and executive producer of reality television, will discuss the industry.
As a four-time Emmy Award-winning writer, director, and producer of documentaries, docu-series, and sports television, Kate is known within the industry for her commitment to bring authentic stories to the forefront. From profiles of world-class athletes to the challenges faced by female soldiers returning home from Iraq, Kate aligns herself with projects that empower. In her current capacity as executive producer at WE tv, she shepherds programs through production and delivers entertaining hits. Rolling Stone (2/27/14) magazine’s review of her current hit series SWV Reunited said, “…you don’t have to know anything about them to relish their wonderful reality show.” Mary Mary, back for Season 3, takes the gospel singing sister duo to the mainstream audience with record-breaking ratings. She has also executive produced My Fair Wedding, David Tutera Unveiled, Sinbad: A Family Affair, and Sanya's Glam & Gold.
As one of a trailblazing tribe of women to reach the position of producer in sports television, she has always been drawn to the high wire of live TV and is proud to have served internationally with five Olympic production teams. Her credits also include projects for major cable and broadcast TV networks including HBO, NBC, ABC, and CBS.
For more information and speaker bios, please visit http://scrippsjschool.org/2014.php.
Celebration, 6 p.m., Baker Ballroom
7 p.m., Mountain Stage: A Conversation with Larry Groce and Friends, Athena Theater
Created in 1983 by Andy Ridenour, Larry Groce and Francis Fisher, Mountain Stage is a two-hour, weekly radio show that features performances from a wide range of artists from all musical genres recorded before a live audience, usually at the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, W.Va.
Some of the biggest names in music have performed on the show over the years, many getting their first national exposure on the broadcast. The roster includes: R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Nickel Creek, Cassandra Wilson, Counting Crows, Phish, Robert Johnson, Martina McBride, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, Norah Jones, Crash Test Dummies, Barenaked Ladies, Taj Mahal, John Pizzarelli, John Mayall, Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, The Holmes Brothers, Odetta, Arlo Guthrie, Yonder Mountain String Band, John Hammond, Jorma Kaukonen, Ben Harper, Paula Cole, Galactic, Bruce Hornsby, Koko Taylor, the Derek Trucks Band, Chris Thile, Bell X-1, Judy Collins, They Might Be Giants, Hubert Sumlin & Pinetop Perkins, Charles Brown, Little Big Town, Amos Lee, Joan Baez, Jakob Dylan, Regina Spektor, Kathy Mattea, Don Dixon, Elvis Costello, Wilco, Marty Stuart, Delbert McClinton, Ani DiFranco, and many more….
Hear stories from the creators, learn about the process and challenges of producing a music show with multiple acts in front of a live audience, and see why, after 30 years, Mountain Stage is still the place “where musicians come to play.”
5-5:30 p.m., COMS Awards Reception, Nelson Commons main reception hall.
5:30-6 p.m, COMS Awards Presentation, Nelson Commons main reception hall.