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James Rada, professor and chair for the Department of Journalism at Ithaca College, announced Sept. 20 that he will leave the college after the 2022–23 academic year. Rada began working as an associate professor in the Department of Journalism at Ithaca College in Fall 2011

Longtime journalism professor to leave IC after Spring 2023

By Noa Ran-Ressler, Staff Writer September 28, 2022
James Rada, professor and chair for the Department of Journalism at Ithaca College, announced Sept. 20 that he will leave the college after the 2022–23 academic year.
Allison Frisch, assistant professor in the Ithaca College Department of Journalism, co-wrote a paper that won first place in the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors (ISWNE) competition for papers on the topic of “Strengthening Community Journalism.”

Q&A: Professor co-writes award-winning paper on journalism

By Ryan Johnson, Contributing Writer September 12, 2022
Allison Frisch, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, co-wrote a winning paper in the International Society of Weekly Newspaper Editors competition.
Despite the growth of the sports media program at Ithaca College since 2017, the number of women currently enrolled in the major has stagnated.

IC sports media major struggling to fix its widening gender gap

By Aidan Charde, Assistant Sports Editor March 24, 2022
While the number of men in the sports media major at Ithaca College has continued to grow, the number of women has stagnated.
Tim Mirabito, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism and sport media at Ithaca College, teaches the class Covering the Games: Olympics and Paralympics, a course offered in Spring 2022.

Park offers students class on Olympic and Paralympic Games

By Kaiden Karper, Contributing Writer March 9, 2022
As the world has been tuned in to the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics over the past month, Ithaca College students have had the opportunity to remotely cover the events through a new course.
Allison Frisch, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, has been running the journalism innovation class since 2018.

Journalism Innovation course collaborates with IC alum

By Caroline Grass, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
During the fall semester, students in Ithaca College's journalism innovation class collaborated with an alum working on a startup to report on local stories in Ithaca. 
From left, senior Brandon Ehrlich, Mead Loop, program director of sports media, and Callie Danyo organized a panel about Esports, fantasy sports and gambling.

Ithaca College students organize panel about sports coverage

By Connor Glunt, Sports Editor October 28, 2021
Three senior Ithaca College sports media students organized and hosted a panel discussing how Esports, fantasy sports and gambling are causing the coverage of sports to change.
Junior Brontë Cook, The Ithacan opinion editor, writes that the Department of Journalism at Ithaca College must include empathy in its teaching.

Commentary: Journalism education must include empathy

By Brontë Cook December 11, 2019
Despite the industry’s general focus on objectivity, our individual perspectives play an essential role in the way we tell stories.
Rocío Núñez Shea gave a brief presentation March 31 during an event for the Roy H. Park School of Communications’ final event in a series of events for Women in Media Month. At the same event, Lisbeth Perez presented her short documentary about a Puerto Rican youth living in New York City.

Women in Media event highlights dual identities

By Hannah Fitzpatrick, Staff Writer April 3, 2019

The Ithaca College Roy H. Park School of Communications wrapped up a series of programs for Women in Media Month, held in conjunction with Women’s History Month, with an event March 31 that featured...

Twelve Ithaca College journalism students traveled to Memphis on March 31 to April 4 to cover the commemoration of the 50-year anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

Students cover MLK assassination anniversary in Memphis

By Phoebe Harms, Staff Writer April 11, 2018
The students were given a lesson on the history of Memphis and the events that took place 50 years ago, and exposed to an exercise in democracy.
Anthony Adornato, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, recently authored a textbook guide for social and mobile media journalism.

Q&A: Professor leads in multimedia journalism field

By Meaghan McElroy, Opinion Editor September 20, 2017
Opinion Editor Meaghan McElroy spoke with Adornato about his book, the importance of Twitter, and the future of journalism and social media.
Students Erin McClory and Kenneth Bradley work alongside James Rada, associate professor in the Department of Journalism.

IC students cover Washington inauguration for PBS

By Samantha Mendiguren, Staff Writer January 25, 2017
“Sometimes you can observe history, or you can experience history, but I think in this case, we were really a part of making history,” Dave said.
Park School classroom assistant, senior Ryan Somelofske, receives classroom equipment from junior Danielle Calder at the Park Portable Equipment Center and Services.

Some Park School classroom assistants work more than paid

By Faith Meckely, Assistant News Editor December 9, 2015
Some classroom assistants within the Roy H. Park School of Communications have reported they are working more hours than they are allotted to each week — and their extra work is going unpaid.
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