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Pulitzer Prize-Winning NY Times Journalist Ben Solomon '10 Assigned to Bangkok

June 22, 2017

The New York Times has appointed Ben C. Solomon, a 2010 graduate of DePauw University, to serve as the outlet's first visual-first correspondent in Bangkok… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Examines Indiana's Voter ID Law in Newsday

June 18, 2017

"Last fall, I left Maryland and moved temporarily to Indiana to teach journalism at DePauw University," writes Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished… Read More

America Lacks "A Conversation of Civil Democracy," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall

June 13, 2017

"The public sphere has become awash in outrageous, hostile and inflammatory messages," observes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw… Read More

Angela Howland Blackwell '89 is Director of Internal Communications at St. Vincent Health

June 10, 2017

Angela Howland Blackwell, a 1989 graduate of DePauw University, has joined St. Vincent Health in Indinapolis as director of internal communications. … Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Presidential Tweets with The Hill

June 8, 2017

"As professor of media studies at DePauw University Jeff McCall pointed out, using a social media platform to announce a new FBI director has its limitations… Read More

Fox News Needs to Dig Itself Out of "Public Relations Holes," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 2, 2017

"Fox News Channel commentator Sean Hannity returned from his Memorial Day weekend vacation to host his prime time show Tuesday evening," writes Jeffrey… Read More

Jerry Pyle '98 Selected for Directors Guild of America Mentorship & Professional Development Program

May 29, 2017

Jerry Pyle, a Los Angeles-based editor and director and 1998 graduate of DePauw University, has been selected by the Directors Guild of America (DGA) to… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Sees No Improvement Coming in Strained Relations Between Media & Politicians

May 26, 2017

According to the Christian Science Monitor, "as U.S. politics becomes increasingly polarized and partisan a heightened tone of hostility may be seeping… Read More

Fox News "Needs to Get Itself Out of the News," Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

May 24, 2017

Fox News Channel "needs to get itself out of the news," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Washington Post this… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 Says DePauw Gave Him & Class of '17 "Critical Thinking Skills and Lifelong Friendships"

May 21, 2017

"You are more ready than you think," Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, told the 561 graduates of his alma mater, DePauw University, this morning. "You have… Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Offers Thoughts on Proposed Changes in Net Neutrality Rules

May 18, 2017

"Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai is set on Thursday to begin the process of potentially dismantling federal net neutrality rules that… Read More

Joe Schoen '01 Named Assistant GM of NFL's Buffalo Bills

May 15, 2017

"The Bills got better Sunday. And it was at the Dolphins’ expense," reports the Miami Herald.  "Buffalo has hired Joe Schoen, Miami’s director of player… Read More

Faculty Excellence Celebrated with Presentation of Tucker, Minar, and Oxnam Awards

May 12, 2017

Sheryl Tremblay, professor of communication and theatre at DePauw University, is the 2017 recipient of the Mr. and Mrs. Fred C. Tucker Jr. Distinguished… Read More

John Feld '84 Developing TV Show for Dale Earnhardt Jr. & His Wife

May 10, 2017

"We've seen how Dale Jr. races a car, so we're confident that with Amy's help he will easily navigate the typical trials and tribulations of a home renovation… Read More

AP Story on Sinclair-Tribune Deal Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 8, 2017

"Sinclair Broadcast Group, already the nation's largest local TV station operator, wants to be even bigger," begins an Associated Press report this afternoon… Read More

Indiana Governor Salutes Mike Langellier '04 as Sagamore of the Wabash

May 7, 2017

Mike Langellier, president and chief executive officer of Techpoint and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, has been presented with the Sagamore of the… Read More

Investigative Report by Stan Jastrzebski '03 Honored by RTDNA

May 4, 2017

Stan Jastrzebski, news director of West Lafayette, Indiana public radio station WBAA and 2003 graduate of DePauw University,has been honored with an Edward… Read More

Grace Anshutz '17 Receives National Award for DePauw Dance Marathon Fundraiser

May 4, 2017

Grace Anshutz, a 2017 graduate of DePauw University, is one of 20 graduating college students to receive the Distinguished Leadership Award from the Miracle… Read More

Fox News "Needs to Stabilize the Ship," Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 4, 2017

"Fox News Channel needs to stabilize the ship, and have a few weeks in which they can broadcast news and not be the subject of news," Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Authors Article on "Remake" of Bethesda for NY Times

May 3, 2017

"For decades, the downtown in Bethesda, Md., had little more than a hardware store, a toy store and a few restaurants," writes Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene… Read More

"The Main Competition for Fox is Itself," Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 2, 2017

"Fox News Channel’s twentieth anniversary celebration has hardly gone as planned," writes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Quoted in AP Story on Rumored Media Deal

May 1, 2017

"All the big media companies want to get bigger," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Associated Press today… Read More

Emily Babb '01 Named Assistant VP for Title IX Compliance at U of Virginia

April 27, 2017

Emily Babb, a 2001 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed assistant vice president for Title IX Compliance at the University of Virginia. She… Read More

Bill O'Reilly/Tucker Carlson Switch to Have Little Impact, Predicts Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 26, 2017

"With upheaval in any organization comes opportunity, and no one in cable news has benefited more from chaos than Tucker Carlson of Fox News," writes Joe… Read More

Rob Lowe Postpones DePauw Visit

April 26, 2017

The Ubben Lecture by actor, producer and author Rob Lowe, which was scheduled to take place Monday, May 1, at DePauw University, has been postponed. "We… Read More

Five from DePauw Win 'Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism' Awards

April 25, 2017

Three DePauw student journalists and two alumni of the University have been honored with "Best of the Best in Indiana Journalism" awards from the Society… Read More

ESPN VP Jill Frederickson '92 Returns to DePauw Wednesday to Discuss 'The Value of a Liberal Arts Education'

April 22, 2017

Jill Frederickson, vice president of SportsCenter and news editorial operations at ESPN and 1992 graduate of DePauw University, will return to her alma… Read More

Upcoming Ubben Lecturer Rob Lowe on This Week's CBS Sunday Morning

April 22, 2017

Eight days before he comes to DePauw University for an Ubben Lecture, Rob Lowe will be featured on CBS Sunday Morning. [UPDATE 4/26: This event has been… Read More

Katie Nicely '92 is VP for Advancement at San Francisco Conservatory of Music

April 21, 2017

Katie Nicely, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president of advancement by the San Francisco Conservatory of Music (SFCM)… Read More

Departure of O'Reilly "Is By No Means Fatal" to Fox News, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Post

April 20, 2017

"With Bill O’Reilly’s ouster from Fox News Channel, the hard part may be over for the scandal-scarred network. Now the harder part begins," reports the… Read More

Alice Ripley '85 to be Honored by NYC's Actors Company Theatre

April 20, 2017

Alice Ripley, award-winning actress and singer and member of DePauw University's Class of 1985, is among four women who will be honored by The Actors Company… Read More

Indiana Broadcasters Association Awards Scholarship to Sophomore Tilly Marlatt

April 18, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Tilly Marlatt is one of six Indiana college students to be awarded scholarships from the Indiana Broadcasters Association.… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on TV Coverage of Facebook Killing

April 18, 2017

Video of Sunday's murder of a 74-year-old Ohio man, which the suspect shared on Facebook, is the subject of debate: How much, if any, of the footage should… Read More

DePauw Theatre Presents Tony Kushner's Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, April 21 - 23

April 12, 2017

DePauw Theatre presents Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches, the fourth and final play of the 2016-17 season. The production opens Friday… Read More

News of Rob Lowe's Upcoming DePauw Visit Spreads from Coast-to-Coast

April 11, 2017

"Actor Rob Lowe will be speaking next month at the Indiana college from which both of his parents graduated," begins an Associated Press report which is… Read More

Rob Lowe Coming to DePauw for May 1 Ubben Lecture

April 10, 2017

Rob Lowe -- the actor, author and producer whose parents and grandfather are graduates of DePauw University -- will make a homecoming of sorts when he… Read More

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Tony Kushner at DePauw on April 20

April 10, 2017

Tony Kushner, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, will come to DePauw University… Read More

Corporations Have a Role in Keeping "Seedy" Shows Off TV: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 9, 2017

"The Subway sandwich chain has a 'Social Responsibility' section on its corporate website," Jeffrey M. McCall points out in a newspaper column. " It claims… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Comments on Cable News "War"

April 7, 2017

"Fox News and CNN are at war," reports The Hill's Jonathan Easley. "Anchors and reporters at the cable news giants are directly attacking one another on… Read More

Video Coverage of SCOTUS Would Lead to "Posturing, Grandstanding, Mugging, and Sensationalism": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 5, 2017

During the Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation hearings for U.S. Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, "Five different senators lectured Gorsuch about… Read More

Ken Owen '82 to Honor 2017's 'Indy PR Legend'

April 3, 2017

Ken Owen, executive director of media relations at DePauw and 1982 graduate of the University, will serve as master of ceremonies as the Indianapolis Public… Read More

Return to DePauw as Kilgore Counselor Gives Dana Ferguson '14 "Hope for the Future of Journalism"

April 1, 2017

Dana Ferguson, a reporter for South Dakota's Sioux Falls Argus Leader and 2014 graduate of DePauw University, says she felt "hope for the future of journalism… Read More

Noah Droddy '13 Finishes Seventh in NY Half-Marathon

March 31, 2017

"Noah Droddy is getting attention for more than his appearance," reports the Indianapolis Star of the 2013 DePauw University graduate. "Droddy -- whose… Read More

Iowa State U Paper Notes Leslie Odom Jr.'s DePauw Visit

March 29, 2017

"Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. will give a lecture titled 'Hamilton and the Road to Success: In Words and Music' at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stephens Auditorium… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs in on Apparent Firing of Conservative Commentator

March 28, 2017

"TheBlaze, Glenn Beck’s stumbling multi-platform media network, faces an uncertain future after the apparent dismissal this month of Tomi Lahren -- who… Read More

Award-Winning Journalist Dexter Filkins to Examine 'New Ways of Writing War', April 5

March 25, 2017

Dexter Filkins, called "the premier combat journalist of his generation" by the Washington Post, is coming to DePauw University on Wednesday, April 5.… Read More

It's a New Era for Conservative Commentators, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells the Washington Post

March 23, 2017

Recent controversies surrounding conservative commentators Milo Yiannopoulos, Andrew Napolitano and Tomi Lahren "occurred as the conservative media have… Read More

Rock Legend Todd Rundgren, Environmentalist Jesse Kharbanda, and CEO Jim Alling '83 to Receive Honorary Degrees at May's Commencement

March 20, 2017

Musician and producer Todd Rundgren, who has been called "rock's Renaissance man" by Entertainment Tonight, will be among three individuals to be presented… Read More

News Outlet's Russia Coverage is "Enterprising", Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 19, 2017

"Circa News, a millennial-focused media outlet that launched only eight months ago, has been embraced by Republicans for aggressive reporting on Russian… Read More

TOMS CEO Jim Alling '83 to Address DePauw's 178th Commencement

March 15, 2017

Jim Alling, the CEO of TOMS, whose experiences as a DePauw University undergraduate led to leadership roles at some of America's most admired companies… Read More

Ann-Clore Duncan '89 to be Honored for Volunteer Service

March 14, 2017

Ann-Clore Duncan, founder and college admissions counselor at Duncan College Consulting and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, will be honored with an… Read More

Indianapolis TV News Anchor Nicole Pence '06 Steps Down

March 9, 2017

"CBS4 morning anchor Nicole Pence announced her departure from the station Wednesday, saying she's opting to spend a little more time with family," reports… Read More

Media Should Respond to President with "Professionalism and Tough, Accurate Reporting": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 8, 2017

"The Trump administration will provide an extreme test of the press’ relationship with government, but it is time for the media to engage the contest with… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack to Discuss Government Secrecy in Radio Interview Today

March 7, 2017

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, will be a guest on today's edition of the Kojo… Read More

Tiffany O'Donnell '91 to Become CEO of Iowa Nonprofit

March 6, 2017

Tiffany O'Donnell, chief operating officer of Iowa Women Lead Change (IWLC), will become chief executive officer of the organization in June.  "O'Donnell… Read More

Senior Madison McIntyre's Short Film Will Compete in Cleveland International Festival

March 3, 2017

A short film created by Madison McIntyre, a DePauw University senior, has been accepted to compete in the Cleveland International Film Festival. McIntyre's… Read More

Kid Quill, a.k.a. Mitch Brown '16, On First Cross Country Tour

February 27, 2017

"Mitch Brown has never undertaken what he will be doing the next several weeks," begins a story in Indiana's Shelbyville News on the 2016 DePauw University… Read More

Sophomore Selected as 500 Festival Princess

February 25, 2017

DePauw University sophomore Quinci Miller is one of 33 college-aged women from across Indiana to be chosen as the 2017 500 Festival Princesses. The selection… Read More

Pop Culture is Turning Society Into a Reality Show, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 22, 2017

"Pop culture has not only taken over America’s entertainment world, it is now running the nation’s broader sociopolitical sphere," writes Jeffrey M. McCall… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack Writes of Governments' Increasing "Failures to Disclose Public Information"

February 19, 2017

In many "places across the country, the rights to republish local laws in a user-friendly, searchable format, don’t belong to the people or the governments… Read More

Weekly Standard Editor Stephen F. Hayes '93 to Keynote DC Conference

February 18, 2017

Stephen F. Hayes, editor-in-chief of The Weekly Standard and 1993 graduate of DePauw University, will be the keynote speaker at the American Foundry Society… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes "Blurring Lines" Between Celebrities & Politicians

February 16, 2017

"President Trump, who became famous for his role on The Apprentice, has been called the 'reality TV President,'" begins an article in the Chronicle of… Read More

"Clear Sourcing" Lacking in NY Times Trump Story, Says Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 8, 2017

Writing in The Hill of an unflattering New York Times story on the Trump White House at night, Joe Concha asks, "So was the story presented in a responsible… Read More

Trump-Press Feud Benefits No One: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 2, 2017

In a column for The Hill, Jeffrey M. McCall examines "the indecorous feud that the Trump administration and the press both seem determined to sustain."… Read More

Anne Ballentine '86 Named VP at Rogers Behavioral Health

January 31, 2017

Anne Ballentine, a 1986 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed vice president - communications at Rogers Behavioral Health. Based in Wisconsin… Read More

Variety Story on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC Show Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 17, 2017

As MSNBC's Rachel Maddow reworks her show to feature long form, in-depth interviews, "Republicans would do well to meet with her, argues Jeffrey McCall… Read More

Jennifer Monty Rieker '00 Joins Ulmer & Berne LLP

January 14, 2017

Jennifer Monty Rieker, a 2000 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Ulmer & Berne LLP as counsel in the law firm's consumer & commercial litigation… Read More

Writing Collective Founded by Elise Lockwood '13 Helps Plays Get "From Page to Stage"

January 8, 2017

"With every theater production, there comes a time when the plot must leave the page before making its way onto the stage," begins an article in the Indianapolis… Read More

Jay Gladden '88 Promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean at IUPUI

January 6, 2017

James "Jay" M. Gladden, a 1988 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed associate vice chancellor for undergraduate education and dean of University… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Analyzes NFL's TV Ratings Slump

January 5, 2017

"The juggernaut that is the National Football League catapulted to the spotlight largely through the power of television," notes Jeffrey M. McCall, professor… Read More

Forbes List of '30 Under 30' Includes Rhonesha Byng '11

January 4, 2017

Rhonesha A. Byng, founder and CEO of Her Agenda and 2011 graduate of DePauw University, is listed among the Forbes "30 Under 30" in the media category… Read More