Posted on June 16th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

Four IUPUI Journalism alumni and an adjunct faculty member took home several awards on Monday evening during the 2020 Best of Indiana Journalism Contest virtual awards ceremony. The awards were bestowed by the Indiana Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Sarah Bahr, B.A.J. ’18, received first place for her Indianapolis Monthly story “Ms. …

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Posted on June 14th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight, Blog, Broadcasting, News Reporting by Emily Turnier

Christina Molinari, B.A.J. ’20, has received a Northwest Regional Emmy™ Award for her work on a story called “Western Oregon Literally and Figuratively on Fire.” Molinari is a producer at KEZI News 9 in Eugene, Ore. The story covered the Holiday Farm fire, which started on Sept. 8, 2020. The piece was recognized in the …

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Posted on June 9th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight, Blog, News Reporting by Emily Turnier

Tyler Fenwick, a staff writer at the Indianapolis Recorder, recently wrote an article detailing complaints filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The complaints were lodged by The Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana (FHCCI) and alleged discrimination against an Indianapolis woman, Carlette Duffy, because of her race and color. In …

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Posted on May 19th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

The Campus Citizen, IUPUI’s independent, student-run publication, won four awards in the Newspaper Division 1 category at the Spring 2021 Indiana Collegiate Press Association (ICPA) convention in March. The awards include: In-depth story 3rd place: TEAR GAS DEPLOYED ON PROTESTERS IN INDIANAPOLIS AND ITS IMPACT ON REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH by Skye Aitken Judges’ comments: “This story is …

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Posted on May 19th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

The Department of Journalism and Public Relations honored December 2020 and May and August 2021 graduates on Thursday, May 12, 2021, during a virtual celebration. School of Liberal Arts dean Tami Eitle and department chair Chris Lamb congratulated and encouraged the graduates, and faculty and staff highlighted student achievements and read graduates’ names. Watch the …

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Posted on May 5th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight, Public Relations Jobs by Emily Turnier

When her job offer from a public relations agency fell through due to COVID in March 2020, Samantha Sandala reached out to her contacts at Hirons to see if there were any openings. Sandala, B.A.J. ’20, had interned full-time at the advertising, PR, and digital agency in 2019. Because she had a proven track record at the …

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Picture of Christina Molinari in production booth
Posted on April 28th, 2021 in Alumni Spotlight, Blog, Broadcasting, News Reporting by Emily Turnier

Christina Molinari, a 2020 IUPUI Journalism graduate, has been nominated for a Northwest Regional Emmy™ Award. Molinari is a producer at KEZI News 9 in Eugene, Ore. She is nominated along with colleagues Ashly Edmiston, Jaimie Hays, Bryan Anderson, for a story called “Western Oregon Literally and Figuratively on Fire” in the Morning Newscast (Markets …

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Posted on April 14th, 2021 in Blog by Emily Turnier

Senior Sarah Wheeler has been chosen as this year’s Academic Achievement Award recipient for the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. Wheeler will be recognized during an end-of-year virtual commencement celebration for journalism and public relations students. “I was thrilled when I found out I received the department’s academic achievement award,” Wheeler said. “This award …

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