Media and Communication Department News


Fisher’s Budding PR Students Learn from the Pros during National Conference

Fisher’s Budding PR Students Learn from the Pros during National Conference


“Be the one to raise your hand.” That’s what Chloe Smith '16 took away from her time at the Public Relations Student Society of America’s (PRSSA) annual conference, held this October in Atlanta, Georgia. Smith, along with Sarah Fredendall ’16, Alexandra Hristodoulou ’17, and Olivia Rotonodo ’17, attended the conference as representatives of Fisher’s chapter of PRSSA, and PRIMA. Read More

Rochester Radio Show Comes to Fisher during November First Friday Lecture

Rochester Radio Show Comes to Fisher during November First Friday Lecture


Join two of St. John Fisher College’s media legends, Jack Palvino ’55 and Tom Proietti ’67, as they recall Rochester radio over the past six decades during the November First Friday. The event, which begins with mass and breakfast at 9 a.m., takes place at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 6, in the Joseph S. Skalny Welcome Center Board Room. Read More

Martino ’71 to be Honored During Palvino Excellence in Communication Award Luncheon


Media and communications professionals and St. John Fisher College alumni, students, and faculty will gather to celebrate distinguished alumnus Ray Martino ’71, partner, Martino Flynn, as he is honored during the Jack Palvino Excellence in Communication Luncheon, held at noon on Thursday, Oct. 15 in Cleary Auditorium. Read More

Communication Professors Earn Awards at National Conference

Communication Professors Earn Awards at National Conference


Two professors from the Department of Media and Communication received recognition for their research at the Annual Convention of the Association for Education and Mass Communication in San Francisco in August. Read More

Fisher Communications/Journalism Alum Given Courage in Journalism Award


St. John Fisher College alum Dan Kane, an investigative journalist at The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina, was named the 2015 recipient of the Frank McCulloch Courage in Journalism Award. Read More

Journalism Students Work with Local News Station to Cover Rochester’s Hidden Gems


Designed to meet the requirements of a service-learning project, Dr. Jack Rosenberry’s journalism course sends his students out into the community to uncover “hidden gems,” interesting and good news about things happening in Rochester that aren’t being told. And, through a partnership with WXXI, the stories Fisher students unearth might find a place on the public news organization’s website or in its broadcasts. Read More

iHeartMedia Names Fisher Alum L.A. Market President


Media and entertainment company iHeartMedia recently named Kevin LeGrett ’91 market president for Los Angeles, California, where he’ll lead broadcast, digital, mobile, social, and live event efforts for area stations. Read More

Fisher Alumna Pens RomCom Novel


St. John Fisher College graduate Meghan Culligan ’07 released her debut novel, Flirting with Frogs, on last March. Read More

Middle Schoolers Stop By Fisher for Digital Download


More than 30 sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders from the Urban League of Rochester Summer Academy spent Wednesday, July 15, on campus, learning about college and careers focused on the visual arts. Read More

Sarachan is "Five Minutes of Fame" Presenter at New Media Consortium Conference


Jeremy Sarachan, associate professor and chair of the Department of Media and Communication and Program Director for the Digital Cultures and Technologies program, presented at the Five Minutes of Fame event at the New Media Consortium Conference in Washington D.C. this past June. Read More


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