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On-Air Error Makes Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Question "The Culture in the Newsroom"

June 21, 2018

"Media critic and DePauw University professor Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that he cautions his students about doing anything in the newsroom, or any other… Read More

Arts Council of Indianapolis CEO Dave Lawrence '90 to Lead Florida's Cultural Council of Palm Beach County

June 19, 2018

"Dave Lawrence is stepping down as president and CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis after 19 years in the position, he announced Tuesday afternoon… Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Discusses TV Reboots with CNBC

June 18, 2018

A CNBC story headlined "What 5 shows can teach showrunners trying to breathe new life into a Roseanne reboot" includes comments from Kevin Howley, professor… Read More

President Trump's "Unnecessary" Attacks on the Media "Appear to be Serving Him Well": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 16, 2018

"President Trump bashing the press is seemingly now a routine component of every news development," writes Jeffrey M. McCall in The Hill. The professor… Read More

Article on Future of ABC News Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 14, 2018

"Disney is selling the New York City buildings that currently house ABC News HQ to a developer who’s expected to demolish them and build luxury condos… Read More

Bethany Hart '05 is Account Strategist at Levementum

June 10, 2018

Bethany Hart, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Levementum, a digital consultancy, as account strategist. In her new role, Hart "works… Read More

David Vogel '18 is Graduate Assistant for TCU's Men's Basketball Program

June 9, 2018

David Vogel, a May 2018 graduate of DePauw University, is now a graduate assistant for the men's basketball program at Texas Christian University. An… Read More

Washington Times Article on Celebrities Who Cross the Line Includes Comments from Prof. Jeff McCall '76

June 2, 2018

When celebrities such as Kevin Spacey, Morgan Freeman, Roseanne Barr and Bill Cosby face allegations of inappropriate or even illegal behavior, it "leaves… Read More

Listen for Ryan Myrehn '11 on Today's Indy 500 Global Radio Broadcast

May 27, 2018

A worldwide audience will tune in to the radio broadcast of today's 102nd Indianapolis 500, and the team of announcers relaying the fast action will include… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Weighs In on Elon Musk's Media Criticisms

May 27, 2018

The latest "perplexing Twitter tirade" from Elon Musk chief executive officer of Tesla Inc., is examined by The Street in an opinion column that includes… Read More

Award-Winning Journalist Deborah Douglas Coming to DePauw as Pulliam Visiting Professor

May 25, 2018

Award-winning journalist Deborah Douglas, who has been teaching at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism for a decade, is coming to DePauw… Read More

"Courageous Leadership Needed" as "News Industry Continues to Stumble": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 24, 2018

"The nation yearns for a news industry that realizes its First Amendment promise to serve as a public surrogate and fuel the information needs of a democracy… Read More

As Fulbright Scholar, Prof. Miranda Spivack to Bring Expertise on Journalism to Macedonia

May 22, 2018

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, has received an award from the the Fulbright… Read More

Ad for Saucony Running Shoes Features "Viral Sensation" Noah Droddy '13

May 18, 2018

In a new advertisement, "On the screen the words pop up: 'Noah ‘the legs’ Droddy.' And there he is," reports the Indianapolis Star of Droddy, the 2013… Read More

Jennifer Bott '98 Named Provost at Western Michigan University

May 17, 2018

Jennifer Bott, a 1998 graduate of DePauw University, was today appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at Western Michigan University… Read More

Senate Vote on Net Neutrality "Truly Historic," Opines Prof. Kevin Howley in USA Today

May 17, 2018

"Wednesday’s Senate vote (52-47) to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality (was) truly historic," writes Kevin Howley, professor of communication… Read More

John Kesler '80 Now COO of Radio's Nationally Syndicated Bob & Tom Show

May 13, 2018

As radio's nationally syndicated Bob & Tom Show looks to "broaden its audience, increase the number of affiliate stations that carry it nationwide, and… Read More

Journalism Prof. Miranda Spivack is Again a Guest on Radio's Kojo Nnamdi Show

May 9, 2018

"Recently released documents reveal that Koch Foundation donations to George Mason University may have offered the private group sway over the hiring of… Read More

Vicki Duncan Gardner '92 Appointed Director of Communications for Indiana City

May 8, 2018

Vicki Duncan Gardner, a 1992 graduate of DePauw University, is now director of communications for the city of Westfield, Indiana. "She is a former TV… Read More

AP Column Examining Role of Cheerleaders in Pro Sports Quotes Prof. Jeff McCall '76

May 5, 2018

"It is way past time for the NFL and NBA to get rid of cheerleaders," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Associated… Read More

SPJ's 'Best in Indiana' Competition Honors Three from DePauw

May 1, 2018

Three members of the DePauw University community -- two alumi and one student journalist -- received honors in the Society of Professional Journalists… Read More

Bill Hayes '47 Receives Lifetime Achievement Award at Daytime Emmys

April 30, 2018

A Washington Post recap, "You probably missed the Daytime Emmy Awards, but here are 6 moments you’ll wish you saw," includes mention of Bill Hayes, a 1947… Read More

Trial Attorney Tricia DeLeon '96 Joins Holland & Knight

April 29, 2018

Trial attorney Tricia DeLeon, a 1996 graduate of DePauw University, has joined Holland & Knight as a litigation partner in the firm’s Dallas, Texas office… Read More

David Forsell '89 Receives Arbor Day Foundation's Highest Honor

April 27, 2018

David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, was today presented with the Arbor Day Foundation's J.… Read More

Pulliam Prof. Miranda Spivack Examines Private Donations to Public Universities

April 27, 2018

"Critics say the lack of transparency from public university foundations at George Mason, Florida State and elsewhere makes it difficult to gauge the level… Read More

Wall Street Journal Story on High School eSports Programs Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

April 21, 2018

"A top adviser for U.S. high-school athletics and activities has recommended schools adopt esports programs to go along with football, baseball, debate… Read More

Actor & Author Jenna Fischer Offers Life Advice and Tales from The Office in Ubben Lecture

April 17, 2018

When it comes to navigating the road to success in life, "If it's difficult, you're doing it right.  It doesn't mean you're doing it wrong," Jenna Fischer… Read More

Adam Broderick '03 is Managing Director of JLL

April 15, 2018

"Adam Broderick, 38, assumed full leadership last month of commercial real estate firm JLL’s Indianapolis office, replacing John Robinson, who transitioned… Read More

Alle Lilly '04 Appointed Exec. Director of Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation

April 14, 2018

Alle (Wicker) Lilly, a 2004 graduate of DePauw University, is the new executive director of Indiana's Rush Memorial Hospital Foundation. Formerly the executive… Read More

Information on Venue & Book Signing for Jenna Fischer's Ubben Lecture Tuesday

April 11, 2018

Jenna Fischer will sign 100 copies of her book, The Actor’s Life: A Survival Guide, following Tuesday's Ubben Lecture at DePauw University.  At 6 p.m.… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses Sinclair Controversy with Southern California Public Radio Station

April 3, 2018

"In March, Sinclair Broadcast Group TV stations started airing promos in which local anchors expressed concern about 'the troubling trend of irresponsible… Read More

Upcoming DePauw Visitor Jenna Fischer Gets Creative on Show Hosted by 2014 Ubben Lecturer Jimmy Kimmel

April 3, 2018

"For Jenna Fischer, there is no throwing in the towel in the figurative sense, but in the literal sense, give this woman a towel," begins a USA Today article… Read More

Prof. Nichols-Pethick: Bochco Had "Massive Influence" on Cop Storytelling

April 2, 2018

Steven Bochco was a risk-taker who had “massive influence” on police-genre television dramas, says Jonathan Nichols-Pethick, a professor of media studies… Read More

CNN Has Lost Its Way, Opines Media Studies Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 31, 2018

"The nation could benefit from the CNN of yesteryear," opines Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, in a column for The Hill… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers The Hill His Thoughts on Trump-Roseanne

March 30, 2018

"President Trump is embracing comedian Roseanne Barr, whose rebooted television show is a surprise hit that's being hailed by the media for its portrayal… Read More

Widely-Distributed AP Story on Trump-Era Communication Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 28, 2018

"Trump helped create an atmosphere of media chaos," Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw University, tells the Associated Press. "Into… Read More

Filmmaker Pete Ohs '05 Returning to DePauw for April 4 Screening, Q&A

March 26, 2018

Award-winning filmmaker Pete Ohs, a 2005 graduate of DePauw University, will return to his alma mater next Wednesday, April 4, for a screening of his film… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Offers Thoughts on "Comedic Spin" of Late Night TV Hosts

March 26, 2018

A Washington Times article on two new Netflix programs hosted by Joel McHale and Michelle Wolf -- "a pair of late-night talkers who vow to put humor first… Read More

Newspaper Recalls 1900 Graduate William Washington Williams, "The Man Who Discovered O. Henry"

March 25, 2018

"Two years after graduating from DePauw University, Terre Haute native William Wash (for Washington) Williams was still handling trivial assignments as… Read More

Chappaquiddick May be "Ancient History" to Many Moviegoers, Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Tells Washington Times

March 23, 2018

A Washington Times preview of the film Chappaquiddick, which opens in theaters April 6, examines how a 49-year-old incident might play with modern moviegoers… Read More

After DePauw Ubben Lecture, Jenna Fischer to Appear at LA Times Festival of Books

March 22, 2018

"More than 400 authors, illustrators, performers and new media creators will participate in the two-day" Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, notes the… Read More

America Must Address "Cultural Surroundings in Which Guns are Glamorized": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

March 21, 2018

"Any campaign against gun violence is doomed to fail if it ignores the cultural surroundings in which guns are glamorized," opines Jeffrey M. McCall, professor… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Shares Story of "Tragedy, Heroism and Controversy" with Local Heritage Preservation Society

March 17, 2018

"Sharing the harrowing story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis and his father -- 'a regular guy' on an extraordinary mission -- DePauw University Professor Jeff… Read More

Madison Dudley '18 Wins Prestigious Award for Young Journalists

March 16, 2018

Madison Dudley, a DePauw University senior, is the recipient of an Overseas Press Club Foundation Scholar Award. She was among 16 aspiring foreign correspondents… Read More

Indianapolis Star Previews Jenna Fischer's April 17 DePauw Visit

March 11, 2018

Actress and author Jenna Fischer, who will present an Ubben Lecture at DePauw University on April 17, is among "20 major (and minor) celebrities you’ll… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 to Address Heritage Preservation Society of Putnam County

March 8, 2018

Jeffrey M. McCall, professor of communication at DePauw and 1976 graduate of the University, will deliver the keynote address at the annual meeting of… Read More

Jesus Christ Superstar: "Greencastle Had It Before Broadway!"

March 7, 2018

"When Hamilton: An American Musical arrives in Indianapolis between September 2019 and April 2020, it will be at least four years after the Tony Award… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Chastises Media for "Saturating American Culture with Violent Content"

March 4, 2018

In the wake of recent episodes of violence across America, including last month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, "Citizens are protesting… Read More

Panel of Journalists to Examine Race in America on 50th Anniversary of Kerner Commission's Report

February 27, 2018

A distinguished panel of journalists will come to DePauw University on Tuesday, March 6, to discuss the 50th anniversary of a key study that was conducted… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack to Moderate National Press Club Event March 12

February 26, 2018

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, will moderate a Monday, March 12 panel discussion… Read More

Cable Needs to Change or "Join the Dodo in the Annals of Extinction": Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 24, 2018

"A business model that forces consumers to pay for products they don’t want is headed for disaster. It doesn’t take a Harvard M.B.A. to figure that out… Read More

Actress & Author Jenna Fischer of The Office Coming to DePauw for April 17 Ubben Lecture

February 20, 2018

Jenna Fischer, the two-time Screen Actors Guild Award-winner and Emmy-nominated actress, is coming to DePauw University. On April 17, Fischer will be a… Read More

Americans Need a Primer on What Free Expression Really Is, Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

February 20, 2018

"The creation of the First Amendment by our nation’s founders demonstrated a profound commitment to human dignity, reason and the search for truth," writes… Read More

"Unwise, Uncivil Messages" Posted on Social Media Sites Can Have Legal Consequences

February 18, 2018

In a recent Indiana lawsuit, a court awarded monetary damages to a person who argued that comments posted on Facebook amounted to defamation.  A story… Read More

Wilderness Writing: Paddling Florida’s Everglades

February 16, 2018

The 99-mile Wilderness Waterway in Florida’s Everglades National Park was the intended destination of a recent Winter Term trip for eight DePauw students… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall Questions Why The View Falls Under ABC's News Division

February 15, 2018

"ABC is facing mounting criticism after its panelists on The View mocked Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith," notes a Fox News story this afternoon… Read More

The Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare: Mentor Kevin Coleman

February 13, 2018

The seventh annual Spring Spectacle of Shakespeare at DePauw University is Saturday, May 5, in Moore Theatre of the Judson and Joyce Green Center for the… Read More

Prof. Miranda Spivack to Present at Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America

February 13, 2018

Miranda S. Spivack, Eugene S. Pulliam Distinguished Visiting Professor of Journalism at DePauw University, will be among the speakers at 13th annual Harry… Read More

Social Entrepreneur Megan Casey Glover '04 Among Indy's 'Forty Under 40'

February 10, 2018

Megan Glover, co-founder & CEO of 120WaterAudit and 2004 graduate of DePauw University, is among the Indianapolis Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for… Read More

Days of Our Lives' Bill Hayes '47 to be Honored for Lifetime Achievement at Daytime Emmy Awards

February 1, 2018

Bill Hayes, an actor/singer and 1947 DePauw University graduate who has performed on television's Days of Our Lives for 48 years, will be honored with… Read More

Weekly Standard Editor Stephen F. Hayes '93 Seeks to Present an "Intellectually Honest Conservative Take" on Current Affairs

January 27, 2018

In a Washington Post piece headlined "Why conservative magazines matter more than ever", T.A. Frank writes that in the Trump presidency "conservative magazines… Read More

Hip Hop Artist Kid Quill '16 Launches 16-City Tour

January 25, 2018

Kid Quill, also known as 2016 DePauw University graduate Mitch Brown, "is hitting the road for his second nationwide tour," reports his hometown Shelbyville… Read More

Story on Missing Texts of FBI Agents Cites Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 24, 2018

"President Donald Trump, Republican lawmakers and political watchdogs are furious that the FBI failed to preserve five months of text messages between… Read More

DePauw Theatre Invites You to Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, Feb. 1 - 4

January 23, 2018

DePauw Theatre presents August Wilson’s Joe Turner’s Come and Gone, which opens Thursday, February 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Moore Theatre of the Green Center… Read More

President Trump Can Sway Some Voters, But Courts May Be Another Matter: Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 20, 2018

The recent attempt by President Trump to block the distribution of the controversial book by Michael Wolff, Fire and Fury, "was a disaster," Jeffrey M… Read More

Indy Star Story on Public's Right to Know Cites Prof. Andy Cullison '01

January 18, 2018

"Carmel Clay Schools officials have remained vague about why the district's superintendent spent three months on paid leave, offering only a short statement… Read More

David Forsell '89 is Finalist for International Environmental Award

January 15, 2018

David Forsell, president of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and 1989 graduate of DePauw University, is one of five finalists for the Arbor Day Foundation's… Read More

The Movie Industry "Has Lost its Way", Opines Prof. Jeff McCall '76

January 14, 2018

America's movie industry, which has historically provided "dramatic escapism and ... a unique experience," in the view of Jeffrey M. McCall, "has lost… Read More

Will Pfaffenberger '04 to Open Comedy Club in Hometown

January 13, 2018

"(Will) Pfaffenberger, who’s played a large role in the Indianapolis comedy scene since he graduated from DePauw University in 2004, wanted to create a… Read More

Prof. Kevin Howley Authors Drones: Media Discourse & the Public Imagination

January 11, 2018

Kevin Howley, professor of communication at DePauw University, is the author of Drones: Media Discourse & the Public Imagination.  The book has just been… Read More

Prof. Jeff McCall '76 Discusses the Future of Breitbart News, Post-Bannon

January 10, 2018

With the departure of former presidential adviser Steve Bannon's from Breitbart News, "I think there's an opportunity for Breitbart perhaps to look for… Read More

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