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Education -
State Dept.
Grant


Crisis Public
Relations
Education
in Europe


Wheels Up
to Cuba


Cuba Trip
Website

JMC School
Community
Service:


Gun
Violence
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Inauguration

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Sanctuary

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Media Ethics
Symposium

 

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Addresses:


Hunter Elkins

Rene Siegel

Will Thomas
 

William
Randolph
Hearst Foundation
JMC School
Awards:

Sara Ganim

Jose Antonio
Vargas


SJSU Journalism
Distinguished
Alumni
:

Steve Lopez
Awarded Honorary

Doctorate

 

JMC Special
Events:

Congresswoman's
School
Visit

 

2007
Radio/TV

Journalism
50th

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Visual
Journalism
& Dwight
Bentel
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Birthday


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Data

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Map

 

 

Prof Bob:

His Cubbies


 

9/13/16   SJSU ranked 6th in the West
                 U.S. News & World Reports
 


New Opportunity: Sports Reporting Careers



Any students interested in pursuing
careers in sports journalism,
reach out to www.sportstaskforce.com.

They offer scholarships to eligible students interested
in pursuing careers in sports journalism.
Anyone can apply.

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LAST DAY TO ADD FALL SEMESTER CLASSES
WAS:
TUESDAY, SEPT. 13th

Including MCOM 111: Internships
& MCOM 180: Independent Study

 

JMC School Policy: No late drops or adds
later in the semester without SJSU approved
support documentation. No late drops
because of poor grade or performances
in these unique JMC school courses.
See the academic adviser to each.

_____________________________________________

Welcome New JMC School Director



Dr. Phylis West-Johnson

Dr. Johnson comes to us from Southern Illinois University
with a distinguished career and great accomplishments in
media and higher education. She also has many years of
experience an academic department chair at SIU.

My colleagues wish her all the best here at SJSU.
It was my decision to step down after 5 1/2 years
as school director. I am excited about returning to my passion,
full-time teaching, and becoming the new
JMC School Digital Productions Coordinator.

Stay tuned for invites for some fun new media opportunities!
 

Special thanks to my SJSU colleagues and local friends
for a great "BRAVO" party as a thank you for all my
efforts over the past 5 years as school director.
It was an honor to serve this great program!

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Fall Semester 2016

 

Get future updates:
JMC School Website
www.jmc.sjsu.edu

 

Unique JMC School Courses
Explained & REQUIRED procedures to follow.


MCOM 111:
Internships
Follow all directions
before getting an add code.

MCOM 180:

Independent Study
Follow all directions
before getting an add code.
 




KNOW THESE DATES:





JMC students required to see the school academic
adviser at least once a year.

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Spring 2016
Distinguished Public Relations Graduate

May 25th

Javier Ortiz
Talks about climbing the 'ladder of success.'

 

Spring 2016 JMC School Convocation
May 25. 2016





Our Graduates Make Us Proud!

 

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Spring 2016
Meeting the national press
in the nation's capitol



NBC's Chuck Dodd talks with 23 top journalism students
from around the
country in the 'Meet The Press' television studio.


Click to hear JMC Student reactions
after participating in this national journalism bootcamp.



Video: Top Diverse Student Bootcamp Explained
by Dr. D. Michael Cheers

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Showcase What YOU Can Do!

See: JMC School Student Enterprise Efforts
Spring 2016
 

_______________________________________________


New! Fall 2015

All JMC School Student
International Learning Experience


 

Video overview of the JMC School requirement
by Dr. Matt Cabot:



Want more details?
 
Town Hall Meeting on this requirement
Campus experts fully explain the importance and
how JMC School students must plan for this.



Go to the JMC School website page
to see the wide range of options student have to
meet this college requirement.

 

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Spring 2016
New Global Reach for the JMC School
Spartan Daily Student Newspaper




More than 77,000 pages of the school newspaper,
published since 1933, available for online
viewing around the world.

Learn More:
JMC School event press release

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And The Awards Go To...
 


List of 2016 JMC Scholarship Winners!

Congratulations to all the award recipients.

This year a record 400+ JMC students applied.
A total of 34 scholarships totaling $28,000
were awarded, the largest number in the
SJSU College of Applied Sciences and Arts.


Learn More

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Newly Appointed SJSU President
Dr. Mary Papazian
Begins at SJSU in July 2016

 
Prof. Rucker meets the next campus president.
Photo by Dr. D. Michael Cheers


JMC School class video offers
Dr. Mary Papazian
campus insights

I had the chance to meet and personally welcome the new
president to campus. She was invited to visit the
JMC School after she starts work at SJSU in July.

Dr. D. Michael Cheers's MCOM 63: Media Technologies
students recently video recorded campus congratulations,
insights and suggestions for the new president.

The video was sent to Dr. Papazian a few weeks ago.
She wrote back to Dr. Cheers saying she was impressed.


SJSU Appointment Announcement


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February 2016

Super Bowl Journalists Interact
with JMC School students!

Sports Media Professionals Visited the JMC School,
including three JMC journalism graduates,
to talk with students about covering the
Super Bowl, and timely issues in sports reporting.

 Click to see the two part television studio
Sports Journalism Roundtable
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Special Opportunity:

APPLY NOW - Deadline: February 12, 2016
http://www.nabj.org/?16StuScottInterns

Look for this opportunity each year!

__________________________
 

JMC School Special Event
Fall 2015


Tuesday,
October 13th

Campus
Community
Invited!


A Huge
Success

Thank you

Event Information

JMC Special Memories:


Photo by Randy Vasquez

Sara Sidner was very impressed with
the students in the video taping and in all the
classes she visited in Dwight Bentel Hall.

She told Prof. Rucker everyone was well
prepared and asked great questions.

BRAVO!

We improve our skills every day
because the JMC School motto is:




 

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Distinguished SJSU Journalism
Graduate's New Book
sheds light on California Missions Founder,
Fr. Junipero Serra




Learn more & see interview with author of
"A Cross of Thorns"


The new book by a distinguished SJSU Journalism graduate,
and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Elias Castillo,
is challenging perceptions widely held by Catholics
in California, the Vatican and the Pope about a
well known priest believed to be the founder of
the Spanish missions in the Golden State.

Castillo, winner of 13 awards as a journalist for
the San Jose Mercury News, questions myths and the
reputation of Father Junipero Serra. Historically he is known as
founder of the earliest missions in California.

"A Crown of Thorns, the Enslavement of California's Indians
by the Spanish Missions"
describes them as 
"death camps where more than 60,000 Indian workers died,
many as a result of whippings, disease, and malnutrition."
Castillo says "Indigenous people were held captive and treated
brutally by Franciscan friars from 1769 to 1833."
He closely examined records kept by
the Catholic religious order, and found documentation
including letters by Fr. Serra that
confirmed the brutal treatment. 

The new book strongly suggests it would be a huge mistake
for Pope Francis to elevate Father Junipero Serra to Catholic
 sainthood later this year. Since the book was released for
sale online in February, it has slowly risen on the
Amazon best seller list.

Read and learn more:

Elias Castillo's website

In San Francisco, Castillo addressed the
Commonwealth Club of California on Feb. 9th:



Congratulations to JMC School Distinguished
Journalism Graduate Elias Castillo

 

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IMPORTANT REMINDER:



The last day to drop and the
last day to add classes are deadlines
strictly enforced in the JMC School.


Why? Future media employers expect our
graduates to learn in college about
the importance of meeting important
deadlines. Excuses are rarely valued.

Learn more on the JMC School website

 

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Timely Issues Explored by JMC
on a local PBS television station
 



Produced by convergence journalism students, and airs
Saturday afternoons on KQEH, Channel 54, in San Jose.

Recent program: Disability and Disconnection

 

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JMC School / Silicon Valley Partnership:

ADOBE

 

We excite the minds of our diverse student body by
challenging their creative thinking and innovative ideas.
 

Apple Store download: South Bay Pulse by San Jose State
https://appsto.re/us/AZoD5.I


An extensive look at the new JMC/Adobe partnership
to be video streamed online later this fall semester.
 

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JMC School
Academic Advising
Reality Check:

All advertising, journalism and public relations
students are required to see the JMC School academic
adviser at least one time per year in DBH 110.

Go over current classes, plan for the next semester
and update your graduation application.


Online JMC School advising:
Forms/Degree worksheets


SJSU Course Substitution form:
http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/docs/substitution_form.pdf


Change of Major form:              http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/students/change_of_major/index.html

Other university forms:
http://www.sjsu.edu/registrar/forms/#c​


Transfer Classes: Community college media classes to SJSU:  http://www.jmc.sjsu.edu/undergraduate_program/current_class_listings/

_________________________________________________


ABC 7 News Visits
the JMC School

April 30, 2015.

 

Former ABC 7 South Bay Bureau Chief and JMC Professor
Rigo Chacon reunited with his television colleague.

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Congratulations to the JMC School's
2015 CHAMPION ADVERTISING TEAM



These students took home the 1st Place trophy
Saturday, April 11th at the
 
National Student Advertising Competition -
Regional Finals - Client (Pizza Hut).
They beat ad campaign presentations by students from
Cal Berkeley, Univ. of San Francisco, Fresno State and
University of Nevada - Reno.


BRAVO TO THE CHAMPS:

Issadora Busch - holding trophy,
JMC Professor Tim Hendrick - Adviser/Coach,
Emily Du, Amar Nijor, Alex Elkins,
Canh Ha, Wesley Winton, Hamani Sharma
and Kelsey Higham

Another individual JMC School advertising major
recently took 1st place - gold honors
 at a egional advertising competition
that included entries by local professionals.
Truly Incredible!



 

The SJSU website is also saluting the recent
outstanding success of The Spartan Daily
convergence journalism students.

 

BRAVO
TO ALL OUR JMC SCHOOL CHAMPIONS!

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Celebrating Diversity
in our community


Feb. 8, 2015  JMC Event
Celebrated Powerful Diversity Stories



"Giving Back/Paying Forward!"

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Cheers and all the multimedia students
who produced a spectacular campus community event Sunday,
February 8th.  Despite day-long heavy rain showers, an estimated 500 +
guests came to SJSU's Morris Dailey Auditorium to witness some
Bay Area unsung heroes tell their powerful and inspiring life stories
in the new JMC School documentary "The Barbershop Diaries."   

See the film trailer.

By evening's end every guest expressed great appreciation to the
JMC School and university for offering such a unique, informative and 
moving experience. Barbers and hair dressers from a wide range of
global cultures candidly shared on video their personal life
struggles, battles and triumphs. Local musical groups and campus
performers also shared their talents throughout the program 
creating a wonderful and uplifting mood and feeling of celebration.

Event co-sponsor CreaTV, a local cable television provider,
recorded the event for local broadcast later this month.

Thanks to the promotional efforts of President Mo Qayoumi,
university public relations experts Robin McElhatton
and Pat Harris, CASA Development Director Sonia Wright,
and corporate event sponsor Rocket Fuel, many Bay Area news
outlets including the San Jose Mercury News, KQED and KCBS radio,
KPIX-5 and NBC Bay Area reported several advancer stories
the week before the event.

We were all treated to a truly exceptional evening 
that will be long remembered
and talked about throughout the Bay Area!

Press Release
 

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THE FUTURE IS NOW

Advertising and Public Relations
students celebrate
the "awesome" new DBH 117
CREATIVE SUITE


 


   

 

JMC School Student Media

The Spartan Daily - Online Edition
Update News - TV Newscasts
SHiFT Magazine - Facebook
   


 


February 6, 2013:
SJSU announced a major gift
of $8.7 million for the
School of Journalism and Mass Communications.

    
Emma and Jack Anderson

 


Flashback: 2009 "Education on Wheels" Project

JMC student road trip to the inauguration in
Washington D.C.



A unique way to learn about America's
Civil Rights Movement as they report on the election
of the first African-American president.



JMC School Information Links:

JMC School Facts

Prof.Bob bio

JMC Advising

Strategic Plan

Diversity:
'Let's Talk About It'

Media Discussion
Board

Graduation Album

Alumni Hall of Fame
   
Reliable Sources


Diversity in Media

RTVJ 50th
Anniversary

&
Reunion

Gordon Greb
Former JMC School
Professor


Greb background
Books

JMC School
 Images


Cisco Technology
 



THE BUZZ:

Meeting a
'saint' on live
television


JMC School News &

SJSU Budget Crisis

CFA Audit 2014

2013 Case Study:
SJSU Dorm Race
Incident/Media

Coverage

50th Anniversary
JFK assassination


2012: "Equal Time" Roundtable:
Higher education
budget crisis


Prof Bob
Commentaries:

Meeting a 'Saint'
on live television


Walter Cronkite
  
  
   

   Gay Marriage      
  
  Police & The Media


Healthcare reform
 

 

National Accreditation

Journalism ranked
among top 50 in U.S
.

JMC Convocations

Stop Gun Violence
Bay Area Project


Videos:
Tips for graduates


Student
Global Reporting:

Wheels Up to Cuba

Melissa Rios in
 Cuba 2012

Crisis PR education
in Europe


 Education on Wheels:
Trip to the Obama
1st Inauguration

 

 
JMC School
Website


 Student Success
'We Learn By Doing!'


Fall 2016
Internship
Opportunities
Deadline 9/13/16


Prof Bob
FALL 2016
Classes:


MCOM 105:
Diversity in Media
Tu/Th, 1:30, DBH 202

Class syllabus

Upper division
elective open to all
SJSU students

___________

MCOM 210:
Media &
Social Issues

Tuesdays 6 pm DBH

Course Syllabus

Graduate Program
Class

___________

MCOM 111:
Internships

Eligible students must
register by the
Sept. 13 deadline.

Internship
Packet


Guidelines
and required
steps to follow.

___________

MCOM 180:
Independent
Study

Explained &
Procedure
Required

Guidelines
and required
steps to follow.

See Prof Bob about
available options
Fall 2016

___________
 



Timely
Media News
& Updates:

2016
State-by-State
Elections


Race for President

California Voter
Registration
Deadline: Oct. 24th
 

Presidential
Debates
2016
 

Background Info:
Campaign 2016

___________

JMC School
Student Success!




2015 Graduate
Memories

Video

Industry News:

Dedicated
journalists
losing newspaper
jobs

The Nation 3/2/16
 

Why College
Media
Need to Address
Challenges,
Spur Innovation

Media Shift  3/1/16


Being
Prepared & Ready
For

MEDIA CAREERS
in the
21st Century



JMC students
choose
opportunities
that speak to
their career
goals.
 

List of
previous
JMC intern
opportunities

 

All JMC School
majors must do a
240 hour
 internship
after completing
9 units in their
major.

Learn More:

MCOM 111
Internship
Requirements
& special
class registration
procedure

-------------------

How to register
for special
Spring Class:

MCOM 180
Independent
Study
 

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New
MCOM 180i
International
Learning


Required of all
Fall 2015
newly admitted
freshmen & transfer
students

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JMC School
Policies:


No Late Adds
No Late Drops

Why
 

SJSU Deadline
to apply for
May 2016
Graduation:

October 1st


JMC School
Academic Adviser



Prof. Larry Sokoloff
in DBH 110


Degree program
worksheets
& graduation
Forms

--------------------

Fall 2016
JMC Internship
Coordinator:



Prof. Bob Rucker

Internship Info

Journalism
& Mass
Communications


About Us

School Success

JMC Video

SJSU Faculty
Recruitment
Guide

Email Us
Share your ideas,
comments
& concerns


School of
Journalism &
Mass
Communications

Online

Academic
advising
 

MCOM 180

Explanation
& Special
Instructions
each semester



MCOM 111:
Internships

Requirements
Read carefully.
Full compliance
required for credit.


 Alumni
Click this link
Let's
Catch Up



Past Videos:
JMC Keynote
Speeches:

Advertising
graduate
Hunter Elkin,
May 2014
Convocation



Video
Gallery:

JMC Website

 

STUDENT
UPDATE:


Last day to
DROP
SJSU classes:

Sept. 6th


Last Day to
ADD
classes &
internships
for credit:

Sept. 13th

No exceptions.
No late
petitions.


 

Special JMC
Courses:

MCOM 180

Explanation
& Special
Instructions
each semester


MCOM 111:
Internships

Plan ahead for
required
procedures


MCOM 180i
International
Experience
Requirement
Explained

___________


Media News:

2/8/15
NBC Anchor
steps aside due
to controversy

 

Diversity
in News:


Can We Talk?

Google focuses on
Silicon Valley
diversity hiring

USA Today 
11/10/14


Updates

Soccer Racism
& Homophobia

Latin Post
6/20/14

Racism in
European Soccer

HBO Sports with
Byrant Gumble


Profane
comments costs
a faculty job
at the University

of Illinois-UC?


USA Today
to cut 70 jobs
mostly in

newsroom

 

REWRITE:
How J-Schools
Are Trying To
Connect

 

Student
Built Apps


Notre Dame
football
Players accused of
cheating in school

 

Equal Time:

College Cheating
Video: Prof. Bob hosts
special focus PBS
Bay Area programs
and roundtables.

New film looks
at soaring student
college loan debt:

Ivory Tower

Trailer

Cost of raising
a child in U.S.



SF Gate:
Simple solution
to increasing

diversity in
high tech giants

 

 

Poynter Institute:

Journalism needs
the right skills
to survive

 


William
Randolph
Hearst Award:
March 2014



Jose Antonio
Vargas debuts

"Documented"
& immigration
discussion

 



Hewlett-Packard
distributes
JMC
student magazine
globally online.




Anderson Estate
$8.7 million gift

to JMC School
 

JMC School
Online

Accreditation


SJSU


Remembering
Dr. Ken Blasť



Prof. Guerrazzi's
State Dept.
Afghan Project

Skills Academy
for Afghan
Journalists


 

"Education: Wheels Up"


SJSU students report from
Havana, Cuba

2012 Cuba Trip
Website

 

"Education
on Wheels"
Project


 

JMC School
 2009 Presidential

Inauguration Trip

through the
landmarks of the
Civil Rights
Movement


 



6th Annual:
Spuler Media
Ethics Symposium


Candid talk
about how
cultures are
portrayed
in media.


Faculty
Scholar Works


 

2014
JMC School
WASC

Assessment
Report

 

Faculty Support:

Syllabi needs
Fall 2014

PLOs & CLOs

Format to use:
SAMPLE
syllabus


Faculty Discussion:

2014
Nieman Report

Rewriting
J-School


See pages 24-34.
 

Poynter Institute:

Journalism needs
the right skills
to survive

USA Today:
College
newspapers
cut back on
print editions

 

Pew Research
2014
State of the Media

 

In The News:

Prof. Bob
Commentary:

Meeting a
'Saint' on live
television.


Diversity in Media
Let's Talk About It
 


Academic Advising

During the
summer 2014,
students must
call for
an appointment:
408-924-3240.

Appointments
available Mondays
and Tuesdays only.



CNN Reliable
Sources:

Too much
lost plane
media

coverage?


News
Headlines:

3/22:
NBC 11
Update:
SJSU Race
Incident
 

3/1: SJSU
festering

campus
racial issues

 

Special
JMC School
Efforts:



Advertising
Prof. John Delacruz
Creative
ADS & STUFF

Newsletter


Unique
media response:

Dallas TV
Sportscaster:


Powerful editorial
on gay
football player


_________


Prof Bob
Family Reunion 2014

_________


SJSU Advising
SJSU Map
JMC Faculty
Talk Diversity

Accreditation
 

SJSU


 

 


JMC School
Student Media:

Spartan Daily
Update News
Equal Time
DB&H Agency

Advertising
 



JMC Images
Graphics

Cisco Technology
 

College of Applied
Sciences & Arts

CASA
Strategic Plan

Student
Success Center


Dean's Office

Let's Talk
About It



SJSU legacy:
1968 Video





Academic
Help

Relief from
Pressure
s
 

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