Congratulations to our graduating seniors

The faculty and staff in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at New Mexico State University would like to extend heartfelt congratulations to all our graduating seniors for reaching such an important milestone. You did it! We wish you unbridled success and happiness as you pursue every new goal and dream.  “What’s right and…
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U.N. secretary general speaks out about press freedom

In honor of today’s World Press Freedom Day designation, United Nations Secretary General H.E. António Guterres published a video message this week in which he spoke out about the importance of press freedom at a time when “civic space has been shrinking worldwide at an alarming rate.”   According to Guterres, “A free press is essential for…
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Students invited to join national conversation

Three students from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies traveled to the Midwest this weekend to participate in a National Millennial Community summit event. Leyla Gillespie-Porras, Felipe Loza and Crystal Gomez were among a select group of students chosen from a national applicant pool to attend a three-day series of meetings in Omaha, Nebraska,…
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Ad students travel to CU Boulder

A group of nine advertising students from the NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies traveled to the Denver area this weekend to participate in the annual American Advertising Federation (District 12) National Student Advertising Competition at the University of Colorado campus in Boulder. Led by Professor Hwiman Chung, the students presented a comprehensive advertising campaign…
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Students work with top military brass

Six NMSU journalism students participated in a media training exercise April 12 at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas.  The exercise was designed to teach senior military officials how to talk to reporters under a variety of disaster scenarios.  The NMSU students were used as media stand-ins and were tasked with asking military officers scripted…
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Journalism staff, faculty receive awards

Carol Meyers and Mary Lamonica both received special awards this month.  Meyers, who is an administrative assistant in the NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies, was recognized Tuesday, April 16, at the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences faculty and staff awards dinner for her outstanding service to the university. Meyers was one of…
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Journalism students recognized at regional conference

Two NMSU students from the Department of Journalism and Media Studies were recognized last weekend at the Society of Professional Journalists annual Region 9 conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Shelby Kapp and Andrea Vazquez were both named finalists in the SPJ Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards competition. The competition recognizes outstanding collegiate journalism in…
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Marketing exec Bill Imada on campus

Bill Imada, the founder, chairman and chief connectivity officer of IW Group, a Los Angeles based minority-owned and operated advertising and marketing agency, will be visiting with students interested in advertising and public relations on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. In addition to visiting classes in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, Mr. Imada will give…
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Kokopelli on the road

Kokopelli staff reporter, photojournalist and J&MS freshman Eli K. Whitney traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada, last week to cover the WAC men’s and women’s basketball tournament at Orleans Arena. Whitney wrote nine stories in four days and published over 35 photographs. He also posted exclusive, real-time multimedia content to Kokopelli’s Twitter feed (@KokopelliNMSU), which generated over…
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Gadsden Middle School students learn about journalism

Hundreds of school children crowded into the gymnasium at Gadsden Middle School in Anthony, New Mexico, Wednesday, Feb. 6, for a career day event. Hugo Perez, a college assistant professor in the NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies, was on the scene to teach kids about journalism and talk to them about NMSU. Photo:…
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