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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.
Inductees are Scripps Howard Foundation President and CEO Mike Philipps & the late Michel du Cille, MS '94, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, who is being posthumously inducted.
9 a.m. Craig Silverman, founder of Emergent.info: "Building a better debunker: Using data, reporting, design and social science research to attack online misinformation"
10:30 a.m. Eric Mayville, founding partner of Wondersauce: "Break it to make it"
1:30 p.m. Jim Spencer, president and founder of Newsy
3:05 p.m. Latoya Peterson, deputy editor of Voice for Fusion
Alexis Caldwell, BSC '12, producer, Good Day Columbus, WSYX & Fox 28, Columbus
Brian Grady, BSC '12, co-founder, Sway the Crowd Productions, Columbus
Dave Polster, BSC '13, vinyl mastering engineer, Well Made Music & staff recording engineer, Lava Room Recording, Cleveland
Karl Henkel, BSC '11, founder & developer, Parabox Studios, Athens
Pizza & refreshments to follow, from 6 - 7 p.m. Stay to chat with the panelists!
9:40 a.m. Bo Hee Kim, product manager at Storify: "How a journalist ended up as a project manager, or How I survived when everyone else said journalism was dying"
10:45 a.m. Tom Kennedy, executive director of American Society of Media Photographers: "Facing the future: The challenges and opportunities for visual storytellers"
George Cheney has affiliations with the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, the University of Utah, the University of Waikateo (New Zealand), Mondragon University (Spain), and Kent State University.
9:30 a.m., Continental Breakfast, Baker 240
10 a.m., Alumni Panel, Baker 240
11 a.m., Chris Helten, Director of Strategy and Innovation Signature Client Group, AT&T Services, Baker 240
The luncheon requires advance reservations by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by March 20.
1:30 p.m., Sean Davidson, Senior Client Executive for Kroger, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Baker 240
2:15 p.m., Matthew Dalton, Director, Information Security, Ohio University, Baker 240
3 p.m., Jeffrey Watson, Head of Encryption/Applied Cryption, JPMorgan Chase, Baker 240
3:45 p.m., Accenture Challenge, Baker 240
George Cheney has affiliations with the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, the University of Utah, the University of Waikateo (New Zealand), Mondragon University (Spain), and Kent State University. This workshop is open to any Scripps College of Communication faculty or graduate students.
Join us for speeches, raffle prizes and a special performance by the men's a cappella group, The Leading Tones.