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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Sierra Middle School students visit the Department of Journalism and Media Studies

Approximately 75 eighth-graders from Sierra Middle School’s media magnet program visited the NMSU journalism department Friday, Jan. 18. Two groups of 35-40 students each stopped by Milton Hall to learn about journalism and related media careers, learn about the Department of Journalism and Media Studies at NMSU, and also engage in a hands-on activity designed to…
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Roger Mellen retires

Roger Mellen retired in December 2018 after teaching for more than ten years in the NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies. Mellen taught courses in video production, reporting, scriptwriting, mass media history, media ethics and media law. His industry experience includes award-winning work in commercial television news and online journalism as a writer and producer…
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Giving Tuesday event Nov. 27

Don’t forget Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, marks our annual Giving Tuesday event at NMSU! Last year’s event brought in more than $2.5 million in gifts to the university including the establishment of 65 new scholarships!  The following dollar-for-dollar matching opportunities will be available on Giving Tuesday this year: Get matched up to $500 per household when…
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Dow Jones internship deadline extended

The Dow Jones News Fund has extended its deadline to Nov. 12 for students to apply and test for 2019 paid, summer internships in data journalism, digital media, business reporting and multiplatform editing. Application forms are available online.  

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Journalism professor releases new book

NMSU Associate Professor Bruce Berman’s new book titled “Cutting the Wire” was released earlier this month by University of New Mexico Press. Berman collaborated with local poets Ray Gonzalez and Lawrence Welsh to create a collection of photographs and poetry from the US-Mexico border. The title will be featured at the 10th annual El Paso…
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