Newsy week at Miami Univ

Lotsa newsy — and news-related events — at Miami of Ohio this week:

  • Film scholar Amy Rust presented “Violence Incarnate,” a talk about cinema violence and its relationship to TV news and photojournalism, on March 4.
  • A founding editor of Her Campus, a national Web site with a strong Miami presence (as in 150 active members!) visited campus on Tuesday, too.
  • Four Enquirer Media staffers outlined the paper’s strategy for a “digital first” world at a Wednesday gathering. (New news: Enquirer Media launches a new look for its Web site on Thursday. Check it out at
  • Wil Haygood, a Washington Post writer and Miami grad who wrote the story that became “The Butler,” is back on campus this week to visit journalism classes. And — woo-hoo — we announced today that he will be a writer in residence with us for the next three academic years.
  • Hearing that docu film maker Keith Beauchamp (“The Story of Emmitt Till”) and Freedom Summer photographer Herbert Randall will visit campus in about two weeks. (This is the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, by the way. Oxford, Ohio, has a chapter in that story, as about 800-1000 volunteers trained here to go into Mississippi to register black voters and run Freedom Schools and community centers. I’m on the planning committee and teaching “The Journalism of Freedom Summer” this term. Fascinating and shocking events and only 50 years ago.)

Whew! Only Wednesday and I’m wrung out. But in a good way.

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