Saturday, November 17, 2007

Want to be a Washington correspondent?

Come to this...

"Breaking into the Beltway: Careers in Political Journalism"


SPEAKERS:
Ken Vogel, The Politico; Dan Parks, CQ Today; Davar Ardalan, NPR’s Morning Edition; Moderator: Professor Mark Grabowski, Monmouth University

WHEN: Saturday, December 1, 2007, 2:45-3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Columbia Ballroom, Holiday Inn Capitol; 550 C St SW, Washington, D.C. 20024

For more info, click here.

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Asbury Park Press launches student-run blog

My journalism students are writing a blog for the Asbury Park Press.

The online journal, named "MUspace," reports goings-on at Monmouth University (MU) and in the surrounding town. It’s updated daily.

The Asbury Park Press is a Pulitzer Prize-winning daily newspaper based in Neptune, N.J., with a circulation of about 160,000. The blog is one of several new features the Gannett newspaper will introduce in coming weeks as part of a major upgrade of its Web site.

Publishing articles isn’t anything new for my students, who this semester have had articles accepted for publication in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Asbury Park Press, Gloucester County Times and other newspapers.

Why am I telling you this? To illustrate some of the good opportunities available to enterprising young journalists. For more ideas on how to get published while in high school or college, check out my upcoming column in the December issue of Quill.

-Professor Grabowski

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Friday, November 16, 2007

Stop the Presses! Watch this film


Monmouth University will premiere The Paper, a journalism documentary film, on Wed., Nov. 28, at 6 p.m. in Bey Hall's Young Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

The film spends 78 mins. tracking the trials and tribulations of Penn State's daily student newspaper as a way to illustrate issues that every newspaper faces: plummeting circulation, barriers to investigative reporting, and criticism of coverage.

Students and young journalists alike might find it more interesting than other journalism films because 1) it's real and 2) it's told through the eyes of college students. The Boston Globe reviewer recommended it.

Audience members can be among the first to see this documentary, which does not make its national premiere until Dec. 11. Food and refreshments will be served following the film.

Monmouth University is located in West Long Branch, exit 105 off the Garden State Parkway. For directions, click here.

-Professor Grabowski

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Sunday, November 11, 2007

Pulitzer winners to discuss investigative reporting

Monmouth University Nov. 15 will host Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporters Dean Calbreath of the San Diego Union Tribune, and Marcus Stern, Jerry Kammer, and George Condon of Copley News Service, Washington, D.C., who are credited with uncovering the Duke Cunningham scandal, the largest congressional corruption case in the history of our nation.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, please contact Professor Joseph Patten at (732) 263-5742 or send e-mail to jpatten@monmouth.edu.

EVENT DETAILS

What: Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporters
When:
Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m.
Where: Monmouth University, Wilson Auditorium

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