Media and Communication Department News
Jake Allen ’18 and Jessica Martin ’17 were recently named recipients of the 2016 Jack Palvino Excellence in Communication Awards. Given to two students within the Department of Media and Communication at St. John Fisher College, the award recognizes undergraduates who demonstrate academic excellence and a passion for a career in communication.
In early 2017, two Rochester businesses—Headwater Food Hub and McCann’s Local Meats—will unveil a new United States Department of Agriculture inspected butchering facility. With the help of students in St. John Fisher College’s Department of Media and Communication, they are bringing awareness to the accessibility of fresh local meat in the Rochester community.
Budding journalists, public relations practitioners, and social media managers had the opportunity to hear about careers in communication from professionals in the field during the annual St. John Fisher College “Meet the Media” program, a three-day panel series and networking event held in March.
The PRIMA Group, St. John Fisher College’s student-run integrated marketing firm, will host the third annual Gilda’s Cup, a collegiate comedy improv competition benefiting Gilda’s Club Rochester. The competition is slated for 6 p.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Campus Center Mainstage.
Two Fisher alumni, Ryan Mahoney ’08 and Lisa Fahy ’91, celebrate and preserve Irish history through careers in museums that are dedicated to the heritage and tradition of the country.
Being a fan of the Buffalo Bills in the 1990s meant a wild ride of exciting highs, countered by devastating lows, as the team won an incredible four AFC Championships, but suffered heartbreaking losses in four consecutive Super Bowls. It’s an emotional history Bills fans know all too well, and one that Fisher alumna Michelle Girardi Zumwalt ’04 was able to help recreate as a producer of “Four Falls of Buffalo,” one of the newest installments in the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series.
St. John Fisher College student newspapers, The Cardinal Courier and The Pioneer, were recently added to the New York State Historic Newspapers site.
Dr. Ronen Shay, visiting assistant professor in the Department of Media and Communication, recently published an article in the International Journal on Media Management.
Michelle Girardi Zumwalt ’04, an alumna of St. John Fisher College, worked as a producer and interviewer on “Four Falls of Buffalo,” the newest installment in the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary series. The film was produced by NFL Films and aired on Saturday, Dec. 12 on ESPN.
Dr. Jack Rosenberry, a professor in the Department of Media and Communication, is leading an effort to curate a selection of original research that examines the intersection between journalism education, citizenship, and democracy. The project, Revitalizing the Bonds of Journalism, Citizenship and Democracy, is a partnership between the Kettering Foundation and the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC).