She comes to us from Southern Illinois
a distinguished career and great accomplishments
Dr. Johnson also has many years of experience
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
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
Special thanks to my
SJSU colleagues and local friends
for a great "BRAVO" party as a thank you for all
efforts over the past 5 years as school
It was an honor to serve this great program!
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Fall Semester Event
For students and
Bay Area media professionals!
Talks about climbing the 'ladder of success.'
The new book by a
distinguished SJSU Journalism graduate,
and three-time Pulitzer Prize nominee
is challenging perceptions widely held
in California, the Vatican and the Pope
well known priest believed to be the
the Spanish missions in the Golden
Castillo, winner of 13 awards as a
the San Jose Mercury News,
questions myths and the
Serra. Historically he is
founder of the earliest missions in
"A Crown of
Thorns, the Enslavement of California's
by the Spanish Missions"
describes them as
"death camps where more than 60,000
Indian workers died,
many as a result of whippings, disease,
Castillo says "Indigenous people were
held captive and treated
brutally by Franciscan friars from 1769
He closely examined records kept by
the Catholic religious order, and
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
sale online in February, it has slowly
risen on the
Amazon best seller list.
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
Cal Berkeley, Univ. of San Francisco, Fresno
University of Nevada - Reno.
BRAVO TO THE CHAMPS:
Issadora Busch -
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.
Congratulations to Dr. Michael Cheers
and all the multimedia
produced a spectacular
February 8th. Despite
day-long heavy rain showers,
estimated 500 +
guests came to SJSU's
Auditorium to witness some
Bay Area unsung heroes tell their
powerful and inspiring life stories
in the new JMC School documentary "The
By evening's end every guest
expressed great appreciation
School and university for offering such a unique,
moving experience. Barbers and hair dressers from a
wide range of
global cultures candidly
shared on video their personal life
struggles, battles and triumphs.
groups and campus
shared their talents throughout the
a wonderful and uplifting mood and
feeling of celebration.
Event co-sponsor CreaTV, a local cable
recorded the event
for local broadcast later this month.
Thanks to the promotional efforts of
President Mo Qayoumi,
and Pat Harris, CASA
Development Director Sonia Wright,
corporate event sponsor
Rocket Fuel, many Bay Area
including the San Jose Mercury News,
KQED and KCBS radio,
KPIX-5 and NBC Bay Area reported
several advancer stories
before the event.
We were all treated to a
truly exceptional evening
be long remembered
and talked about throughout the Bay
Welcome everyone to an
exciting new academic year !
year all new and continuing journalism students
will be working together
developing multi-platform news reporting for the
newspaper, television, magazine,
photo, online and social media operations. With
a progressive multimedia approach,
our journalism students will still develop their
specialty, and be more competitive
in the global news media job markets in the
future. These are our goals for the
new JMC School Convergence Journalism degree.
All new adventures
usually start with challenges, even
difficulties that are tough
to deal with at first. Construction
continues on campus and in Dwight Bentel
Our new convergence journalism effort is
likely to present several
obstacles and concerns this first
semester. Since 1936 however, when JMC
School faculty and students set their
minds to achieving big goals,
we have met them, and many times
surpassed our wildest dreams.
Welcome to a new era in media higher
education for the 21st century.
You are the new pioneers, so
believe...We can do this, and we
will be known
once again for our innovative ideas and
dogged determination to succeed.
The JMC School motto is: LEARN BY DOING.
My professional motto is:
Believe and Act as
if it were impossible to fail.
See me or the JMC faculty if you need
any assistance. Don't be shy, it's not
Have a great year ahead and
congratulations on being on being
a pioneer for a new and exciting era in
the JMC School.
Building on our global
reputation and history of top quality media
A new vision, strategies and plans for
to meet global
community and professional media needs in the
to a new comprehensive
goal: To broaden our student media reach,
connect with more people in the
community using new
technology advances, and develop new partnerships
in Silicon Valley and the global
In 2012, JMC
faculty consulted with numerous
professional and academic media experts.To make sure our journalism interns and
graduates could meet current
in the job market, we were encouraged to
revamp our journalism degree with single
education in newspapers, broadcast,
magazine or photojournalism. We quickly
to a more comprehensive approach where
all students could develop
critical thinking skills and abilities
in each of the journalism disciplines.
we launched a new student convergence news
in Dwight Bentel Hall.
This exciting advancement is made
possible thanks to the incredible
generosity of two long time and wonderful friends of the JMC School and its founder,
Dr. Dwight Bentel. After years of
working closely with students and
their San Jose printing business, they
bequeath the SJSU
School of Journalism and Mass
Communications a gift of $8.7 million
dollars in 2013.
Thanks to Andersons, and the
planning and determination of JMC faculty and students,
the new Convergence Newsroom in 2013 brings together
everyone working on all of our
award-winning student media, the Spartan Daily newspaper, Update
News TV program,
Access and Shift
magazines, for the most
comprehensive campus and
sharing of news and
information in print, on-air and online.
Next: Expanding the Global Impact of
the JMC School
Director Rucker develops an exciting and challenging VISION for the
In 2012, the JMC School requested and was awarded by the
SJSU university president
the latest interactive meeting technology known as the
Cisco Telepresence System. The goal was to establish a new JMC Global
Communications Educational Network.
Advertising, Journalism, and Public Relations
undergraduate and graduate faculty are now
able to conduct national and global
seminars and interactive learning experiences with
academic and professional media
During the spring semester 2013,
newly hired JMC
Advertising creative specialist from England,
Prof. John Delacruz connected his class with
a New York City advertising agency
for a lively exchange of ideas and a student project
critique from professionals working
in the nation's number one communications market. JMC
School faculty plan
the use Cisco Telepresence technology, and develop
opportunities in all of our academic disciplines.
By Fall 2014, Dwight Bentel Hall, the journalism
building on the SJSU
campus, will have a major technology upgrade that will include a new and
workspace for our advertising and public relations programs,
and virtual TV studio with digital high definition
An exciting new JMC School Media Wall is planned for the SJSU
here in the heart of Silicon Valley.
It will update visitors, students, faculty and staff
the latest local, regional and global news developments with
news and content offered by
our students and faculty, and a new media partner, NBC 11, the network
operated television station in San Jose. The station
broadcast and stream online timely JMC School documentaries and multimedia efforts, and
campus events and
groundbreaking new research on their Comcast and NBC
The JMC School
will develop dynamic new programs and documentaries,
and advertising and public relations campaigns and
projects for local, regional, national
and international non-profit and commercial business
clients and partners
who want more exposure in Silicon Valley.
Ultimately the JMC School plans to become the go-to
place in Silicon Valley
for the specialized study of international social media
trends and innovations.
Michael Brito, Senior
Vice-President of Social Business Strategy and author of
2013 new book "Your
Brand:The Next Media Company,"
the JMC faculty in 2011 and began teaching a popular new
course focused on
21st century business strategies in social media.
Professors Diana Stover
and Michael Cheers are developing our Diversity and
course designed to raise student awareness of the
importance and impact
of cultural values in international communications.
We invite individuals and
companies to partner with us, embrace our educational mission,
and help expand our
global reputation for excellence for
timely and creative media education.
outreach and inclusion of diverse cultures and populations, and high
ethical, responsible and trustworthy critical thinking and performance,
confirms our commitment to lead innovate
solutions to traditional
media challenges in the 21st century.