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Students, faculty and alumni of the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University are constantly making headlines. In fact, we can't keep up with all of the good news! Read about some of the amazing accomplishments, events and happenings in Scripps and among its people below. You may want to use the tags below to sort for categories that pique your interest!


90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Jessica Contrera

Feb 27, 2017 Jessica Contrera is one of the up-and-coming writers in daily journalism. No, she’s not up-and-coming; Jessica Contrera is there. A graduate of Indiana University, she’s won two Hearst Awards, which catapulted her to a full-time position with The Washington Post.
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90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Coley Harvey

Feb 27, 2017 A Northwestern University grad, Coley Harvey, 31, has carved out a stellar career since he left Chicago. With stops in Macon, Georgia, and Cincinnati, Harvey, a native of Atlanta, has paid his journalistic dues, graduating from covering NFL football to reporting on air for the most omnipresent media franchise in America.
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Journalism workshop focuses on better storytelling about suicide

Feb 20, 2017 Reporting on suicide may cause others to take their lives by suicide. That’s the premise behind a series of six workshops around Ohio that will teach campus and professional journalists the strategies and language they should use to report suicides in an informative, accurate and meaningful way to better serve their communities.
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90 Minutes Series: a conversation with Sekou Smith

Feb 20, 2017 Sekou Smith, now a senior analyst for Turner Broadcasting, has been an active supporter of the National Association of Black Journalists and has mentored scores of aspiring journalists throughout his career. Attend a 90 Minutes Series conversation with Sekou Smith, moderated by Earl Hopkins, on Feb. 22.
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Dr. David Descutner assumes interim president role

Feb 20, 2017 Dr. David Descutner assumed the role of interim president on Saturday, Feb. 18, Ohio University Founders Day. Descutner replaced the University’s 20th president, Dr. Roderick J. McDavis, who accepted a position as managing principal and chief executive officer of AGB Search effective March 1. His final day was Friday, Feb. 17.
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Film organization allows for hands-on learning opportunities

Feb 16, 2017 Every Wednesday evening, a group of students sit in a Scripps Hall classroom and add more assignments to their workload, though not for a class — for an organization. Films and Stuff is an organization on campus that teaches its members the different components that go into making films. “Stuff” is an acronym for “storytelling through unique film forms.”
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90 Minutes Series a conversation: ‘The Escape of Jane’

Feb 13, 2017 “The Escape of Jane,” a one-woman play, is the tale of a woman’s escape from slavery through the Underground Railroad. Attend a 90 Minutes Series performance and discussion with Patricia Thomas, moderated by Jasmyn Pearl, on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Morton Hall 201.
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MDIA and GRID Lab host CEO and Creative Director from Embodied Labs

Feb 13, 2017 MDIA and the GRID Lab are hosting Carrie Shaw, the CEO and Ryan Lebar, the Creative Director from Embodied Labs on campus Feb. 20-21. Embodied Labs is a company in Chicago that is working on VR technologies for healthcare applications. They will be giving a public demonstration of “We Are Alfred” on Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. in Schoonover Auditorium.
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