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UC photojournalism grad receives regional recognition

July 19, 2021

During Emily Maxwell’s fourth year studying English at the University of Cincinnati, she had an epiphany. After taking a course in journalism, she changed her major and didn’t look back, becoming the first student to graduate from UC with a concentration in photojournalism. Now an award-winning visual journalist with multiple Emmys to her credit, Maxwell is known for her documentary work on poverty, public housing, environmental issues and wildlife conservation. Maxwell credits the journalism program in the College of Arts and Sciences for teaching students how to do a little bit of everything in a journalism career. Students enrolled in the program were strongly encouraged to land internships at local news outlets and to contribute to UC’s student-run publication, The News Record, a training ground for UC journalists for more than 100 years.

Former athlete, UC alum determined to make lasting impact in...

July 2, 2021

By Jason Szelest From a young age, Keith Jenkins loved to write. He remembers in kindergarten, while other children would play with blocks and Legos, he would sit at a writing table, working on his penmanship. Before his teenage years, Jenkins had already begun to stand out as a writer, winning an essay contest in the sixth grade. “The first-, second- and third-place winners got to read their essays in front of the whole school,” Jenkins said. “I was hyped to read mine when the other two winners were so nervous. That’s when I really knew I loved to write, and I loved to speak.” Jenkins went on to major in journalism in UC’s College of Arts and Sciences, and become editor in chief of The News Record, UC’s student-run media organization. Today, he is a sports reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, where he covers UC athletics. But journalism was not the first career choice for Jenkins. His father played professional football, and his own accomplishments on the gridiron at Walnut Hills High School in Cincinnati led to a football scholarship at the University of Toledo.

UC alumna rises from intern to editor of CityBeat

June 16, 2021

By Olive Collins Niesz Maija Zummo has lived the dream of every journalism student: She rose in the ranks of the publication that gave her a start as an intern to become its editor-in-chief. Since she graduated in 2006 from the University of Cincinnati’s College of Arts and Sciences with a degree in journalism, Zummo has become one of the best-known voices in Cincinnati journalism as editor-in-chief of Cincinnati’s alt-weekly publication, CityBeat. “Maija arrived at UC with a virtual suitcase full of skills, the creativity of polished poet, and the gumption and confidence to go after her dreams,” says Jenny Wohlfarth, UC educator journalism professor. Studying journalism wasn’t part of Zummo’s plans when she enrolled at UC. She intended to study Classics for her undergraduate degree and attend veterinary school for her graduate degree. Then she took a newswriting and reporting course and promptly fell in love with journalism.

Signs point to success in safety business for UC communication...

June 9, 2021

When Kelly Hollatz graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2006 as communication major, she anticipated that she would begin working with Procter & Gamble Co. or perhaps a local pharmaceutical company. Now, 15 years later, Hollatz serves as president and founder of First Star Safety, LLC, in Lockland, Ohio. The company provides safety signs, markers and rentals, as well as professional flaggers to the Tri-state area for construction, local events and any other safety needs.

UC students help community partners with business solutions

June 3, 2021

Three teams of English majors from UC’s College of Arts and Sciences assembled on a late Wednesday afternoon in April for a Zoom presentation. For their clients, they had prepared strategic business guidelines on topics from social media to grant writing and funding proposals to digital volunteer manuals. “Deliverables” in the business sense aren’t usually associated with liberal arts studies. But for students in this Professional Writing Capstone Class, offered through the department of English, it has become a familiar term. Using skills such as strategic analysis, web design, project management and research, the student teams prepared their deliverables for Cincinnati-area clients such as the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati, The American Cancer Society Discovery Store and more.

 UC grad finds niche in data journalism at Fortune magazine

May 26, 2021

 By Rebecca Schweitzer    [COPY] “I love new challenges,” said Lance Lambert, a 2014 Arts & Sciences Journalism and Economics graduate from the University of Cincinnati. From his time at A&S, Lambert has held positions at five companies in the fast-growing field of data journalism. As of February, Lambert had risen through the ranks at Fortune Magazine to be named Analytics Editor and Editorial Director of Fortune Magazine. Data journalism is an ever-growing sector of journalism that focuses on the collection of reader data and the use of infographics to convey story topics to these readers. By the use of data journalism, writers can include more factual and statistical information in stories. Lambert began working for Fortune Magazine in 2019 as an Associate Data Editor. He has since earned two promotions, first to Analytics Editor after founding Fortune Analytics, a data newsletter. His second and most recent promotion has been to Editorial Director of Fortune Education.

Senior reporter at Cincinnati Business Courier credits A&S for...

May 14, 2021

By Haley Parnell [INTERIOR CAPTION AND PHOTO CREDIT] Description of image here. Photo/Credit goes here. “I think the biggest thing that I learned at the University of Cincinnati was, it’s really important to go do,” says Tom Demeropolis, a 2007 graduate of UC’s journalism program and a senior reporter with the Cincinnati Business Courier. “You’ve got to be able to show potential employers that you can do the work,” he says. The journalism program encourages students like Demeropolis to apply classroom learning to hands-on experience like writing for The News Record (TNR), UC’s student-run media organization. This kind of training helps prepare students for internships, professional networking and later, career success.

UC students explore career paths through NeuroSociety Club

May 7, 2021

By: Joí Dean As a freshman, Victoria Popritkin, the current president of NeuroSociety , a third-year neuroscience and vocal performance major, was in search of an organization that would complement both of her future career choices. Right away Popritkin felt that the student organization NeuroSociety, was a place for people with a variety of different career paths and not a road that would only lead to medical school. According to CampusLink, NeuroSociety, is a group of undergraduate students looking to learn more about the brain and the career fields associated with neuroscience through speakers, movies and hands-on activities.

UC’s summer semester offers students short sessions, flexibility

April 12, 2021

Coming into the summertime of 2020, Sumedha Kappagantula was considering ways to make the most her opportunities during what is usually a break from the academic rigor of her traditional school year. As a Biomedical Engineering major in the UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Kappagantula is minoring in Chemistry and Biological Sciences, taking classes through the College of Arts and Sciences. She thought summer semester would be a great time to get ahead in her coursework, and move her degree forward.

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