Heidi Hatfield Edwards

Why Study Journalism and Strategic Communication (at a STEM School)?

A message from the chair of Communication Programs at Florida Tech Professional communicators are under fire. Whether journalists reporting the news of the day or public relations officers speaking on behalf of government groups, individuals, corporations, or non-profit organizations, the integrity and competence of these professionals are challenged daily – often for good reasons.  So, why should anyone study journalism…

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Student journalists are inspired by speakers, Newseum at the National College Media Convention

Senior design students receive an award for their 2019 documentary By Emily Walker This year, a group of students from The Crimson attended The National College Media Convention in Washington, D.C. At the convention, we learned new skills for reporting, laws about gathering information, and heard from keynote speakers such as Marty Baron and Nina Totenberg. This was my second…

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Apply now for the 2020 Netherlands Study Abroad

Spend two weeks abroad, taking what you’ve learned in the classroom and experiencing it through different cultures.

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Make your internship work for you

Internships are critical for students who must show employers they have real job experience. For communication majors, internships aren’t just entries on their resumes – they are portfolio-building necessities.

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News Engagement Day is Tuesday, October 1

News Engagement Day is the first Tuesday in October. Join Florida Tech’s communication programs in celebrating News Engagement Day The first Tuesday in October is News Engagement Day – a day set aside to remind us how important it is to participate in knowing what is happening in the world around us. Faculty in the Florida Tech communication programs are…

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This American Life producer is the keynote in a week of events celebrating free speech at Florida Tech

By Ted Petersen, Ph.D. Robyn Semien, a producer at the popular radio program This American Life, will be the keynote speaker during this year’s Free Speech Week at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 in the Florida Tech’s Hartley Room. Semien has won Peabody Awards for her work on the double episode “Harper High School,” a story about a high school…

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Photojournalism students use photo essays to tell stories

Students in Dr. Y.J. Sohn’s photojournalism class earned accolades from their peers for their final projects. Multiplatform journalism student Emily Walker’s essay, “Every Day: Life at Ninety-Six” was voted top in the class. Nabhan Caudhry earned second place honors with “The Story of Teddy,” and Roland Hesmondhalgh took third place with his “Restricted Area.” See their work below. For more information about…

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Mazo presents at teaching and learning conference

In January, Florida Tech’s Keturah Mazo presented “Building Connections in Writing from Play to Work” at Georgia Southern’s Commons Conference on Teaching and Learning in Savannah, Georgia. Georgia Southern’s Commons Conference on Teaching and Learning 2019 by Keturah Mazo Harborside along historic downtown Savannah, Georgia, I presented my poster on “Building Connections in Writing from Play to Work” on January…

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Why we should participate in news engagement every day

News Engagement Day is Tuesday, October 2 Tuesday marks the fifth annual News Engagement Day.  Sponsored by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), the event highlights the importance of our participation in knowing what is happening in the world around us. As I advocate for news engagement on my campus and in my community, I am…

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