Grand Valley Lanthorn staff wins 12 MPA awards

The Grand Valley Lanthorn staff won 12 awards in the 2016 College Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Michigan Press Association. Audra Gamble, who was editor in chief and graduated in the fall, won 4 writing awards, the most of any single college journalist in the state. The GV Lanthorn competes in Division I with … Continue reading Grand Valley Lanthorn staff wins 12 MPA awards

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SoC faculty and student visit White House in honor of College Radio Day

Assistant Professor Len O'Kelly and Senior Journalism Student Meghan McBrady were invited to the White House on Oct. 27 in connection with College Radio Day. The sixth annual College Radio Day occurs this year on Friday, Nov. 4 . The day is a celebration of the medium of college radio and hundreds of stations from around … Continue reading SoC faculty and student visit White House in honor of College Radio Day

Lanthorn staff attend national ACP conference

Six members of the Grand Valley State University student newspaper the Lanthorn traveled to Washington D.C. for the Associated Collegiate Press' National College Media Convention over the Oct. 21-23 weekend. The students were able to learn about new trends in journalism, meet other journalists, hear from well-known journalists including Bob Woodward, gain experience for their future … Continue reading Lanthorn staff attend national ACP conference

Multimedia journalism students gain experience in live broadcasting

Students in the multimedia journalism department had the opportunity to cover a live event on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The students covered a performance given by Samite Mulondo, a Ugandan musician and activist.  Mulondo presented "Lessons of Humanity, What my Grandfather Taught Me"in the Loosemore Auditorium, a discussion that involved musical performance and stories from his … Continue reading Multimedia journalism students gain experience in live broadcasting

SOC Professor’s Documentary to be Aired on WGVU

Professor Vandana Pednekar-Magal's documentary, From Somewhere Else, will be aired on WGVU/PBS on Sunday, April 19th at 3 pm. The documentary was produced by Pednekar-Magal and Keith Oppenheim and focuses on immigrant communities, global media, and transnational identities. The film portrays transnational life and identities of recent immigrant communities in Grand Rapids, and describes how the many communities – Indian, Bosnian, Chinese, … Continue reading SOC Professor’s Documentary to be Aired on WGVU

SoC professors participate in annual sabbatical showcase

At the most recent annual Sabbatical Showcase, three SoC professors presented their projects. Professor of Journalism, Dr. Vandana Pednekar-Magal and Assistant Professor of Broadcasting, Keith Oppenheim discussed film and how transnational communities in Grand Rapids use media and communications. Their presentation also covered how emerging media have transformed the immigrant experience. Associate Professor of Film and … Continue reading SoC professors participate in annual sabbatical showcase

Two Lanthorn Staff Members Win Honors

Two Lanthorn advertising staff members earned honors at last week's national convention of College Newspaper Business & Advertising Managers, in San Diego. Angela Corollo, Lanthorn advertising manager, is a junior advertising/public relations major. She was elected to the single student seat on the organization's executive board. This is a one-year position, and she will assist … Continue reading Two Lanthorn Staff Members Win Honors