Sunday, November 9, 2014

Congratulations, Accomplishments & Updates

#Hashtag Winning Team
Congratulations to Alise Bundage, School of C freshman broadcast major who was on the winning team at the Women’s Hackathon in West Virginia University. Thank you to Professors Yanick Rice Lamb and Ingrid Sturgis for spearheading and taking our students to the competition.
PHOTO CAPTION: Team Ghost celebrates their winning pitch for BioBit, from left to right: Alise Bundage, Carlee Lammers, Valerie Bennett, and Alex Garip. SOURCE: Photo by David Smith/Reed College of Media.
How the Women’s Hackathon on Wearables Inspired Students to Lead http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2014/11/how-the-womens-hackathon-on-wearables-inspired-students-to-lead

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SOC’s German Connections
At the end of October, three SOC students Rachel Solomon (senior, public relations major,) Bianca Brown (senior, broadcast journalism major) and Victoria M. Walker (senior, broadcast journalism major) traveled to Germany for eight days as a part of the German Embassy’s Young Journalists Program.   Nearly 30 students in the School of Communications applied for this opportunity.  The entire trip is funded by the embassy’s public diplomacy office.  While in Germany the students will visit several German cities including Berlin, meet with German journalists, politicians and journalism students.


Victoria and Bianca will produce stories on Germans reaction to the U.S. midterm elections.  The students will also witness the 25th Anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.   All three students will file reports for the embassy’s website and will chronicle the experience via social media using the hashtag: #YJP14 on the following platforms:

 www.facebook.com/GermanCampusWeeks
 www.instagram.com/germanyinusa   @Germanyinusa
 www.twitter.com/germanyinusa   @Germanyinusa
 https://vine.co/GermanyintheUSA
 www.goodreads.com/germanyinusa
 www.storify.com/germanyinusa
 www.buzzfeed.com/Germanyinusa
 www.flickr.com/GermanEmbassyWashington
 http://www.youtube.com/user/GermanEmbassyPress

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Television journalist Nikole Killion
Hearst journalist reaches out
Award-winning television journalist Nikole Killion is a Washington-based correspondent for Hearst Television.  She covers national news and politics for the group’s 29 affiliate stations around the country. She visited Professor Indira Somani’s Reporting