Happening #atRSJ events update

Happening #atRSJ events update

The Reynolds School of Journalism has a variety of special events and talks planned for the semester.  Please mark your calendar and plan to attend one of our great events.

From Monica Guzman of the Seattle Times, to Cory Johnson anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television, Ricardo Lopez from the LA Times and two of the School’s signature events – the 50th Anniversary of the Scripps Dinner and Lecture and the Savitt Awards Banquet – this semester is full of meaningful and valuable events for students, alumni and friends. Mark your calendars and know that Dean Al Stavitsky and our faculty are excited to see you over the coming months!

March 2014

Monica GuzmanSeattle Times journalist and GeekWire columnist, will present “Journalism and the Self-Informing Public” on Wednesday, March 5, at 4 p.m. in Studio A. In her talk Monica will discuss what happens to journalism when anyone, at any moment, can be a journalist? She will use case studies and other observations to examine the changing, fluid relationship between journalists, sources and a newly self-informing public. She will also talk with attendees about developing a brand identity for journalists. Monica’s talk is part of the Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) speaker series.

Cory Johnson, anchor and editor-at-large for Bloomberg Television, will give a talk titled “Fakes, Frauds and Fads: What I learned about investigative journalism as a hedge fund manager” from 4 – 5 p.m. in Studio A on March 24.  The event is free and open to the public. A reception will take place in the Linn Reading Room following Cory’s presentation. It is free and open to the public as well.

Cory Johnson appears daily on “Bloomberg West,” Bloomberg TV’s weekday program that covers innovation, technology and the future of business from the network’s studio on the West Coast. He provides in-depth coverage of Internet companies, social media, cloud computing and other developments in technology, media and entertainment. This event is part of the Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Business Journalist series.

Past Distinguished Visiting Business presenters include: Suzanna Andrews (Vanity Fair writer), Adam Davidson (NPR’s Planet Money cofounder and The New York Times Magazine columnist), Micheline Maynard (former New York Times reporter) and Ilan Greenberg (international business reporter).


Ricardo Lopez, business reporter for the LA Times will visit the School April 2 – 3. His talk will address the media landscape for young journalists coming out of school and the transition and entry into the professional world. Ricardo is an alumnus of the Reynolds School. He is a member of the class of 2011. His experience ranges from serving as the metro reporting intern for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, multimedia editor for the Nevada Sagebrush, metro reporting intern for the The Virginian-Pilot, stringer for the Tico Times, Costa Rica’s leading  English-language newspaper and reporter for the New York Times Student Journalism Institute. His diverse experience in the field will help our current students understand how to navigate the waters of landing their first job in the industry.

Ricardo’s talk is part of the Reynolds Distinguished Visiting Business Journalist series. Details are still being confirmed at this time. If you have questions related to this event please contact Jill Stockton.

The Reynolds School will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Scripps Dinner and Lecture on April 7. The event will take place in the Milton Glick Ballroom at the Joe Crowley Student Union from 6 – 8 p.m. Zack O’Malley Greenburg is the 2014 keynote speaker. Zack is a Forbes senior editor and author of the Jay-Z biography Empire State of Mind. His second book, Michael Jackson, Inc, will be released in June by Simon & Schuster. Zack covers the business of music in The Beat Report at Forbes, where he’s tackled topics frompublic pension fund scandals to Justin Bieber’s career as a venture capitalist. He’s also written for the Washington PostSports IllustratedVibe andMcSweeney’s; guest-lectured at Yale, Harvard and Georgetown; and appeared a source for BBC,BloombergMTV, CBS’s 60 Minutes and others.

Danny Huynh will visit the school Monday April 14.  His presentation is titled “Real Time Adaptive Marketing.”  Danny is a marketing industry leader with deep experience across digital marketing & client leadership. As an industry innovator, he’s been responsible for helping clients achieve brand and business ambitions. He is a driving force in integrating fast-moving data (social, mobile, video, display, and search) into communications planning. Danny is highly regarded in the industry for bringing together creative, technology, and big data together to solve business challenges.  talk is part of the Center for Advanced Media Studies (CAMS) speaker series.

The Reynolds School’s Annual Savitt Awards Banquet is scheduled for April 29 at 6 p.m. in the Milton Glick Ballroom at the Joe Crowley Student Union. The Savitt Awards Banquet is a signature event for the School. It provides faculty, staff and students with an opportunity to celebrate student success, show our gratitude to generous donors, and remember the School’s history and traditions. Last year the Reynolds School awarded more than $90,000 in scholarships to its students.

This Savitt Banquet is made possible by an endowment established more than 30 years ago by Ella and Sol Savitt, and is supported with generous additional funding by the Reverend Jackie Leonard.

The Reynolds School looks forward to hosting several engaging conversations with industry leaders and the community.

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