The Top 3 Things to Consider When Working with Influencers

By: Alison Wintheiser With the rise of social media, viral videos and internet fame, the term “influencer” has grown in use among media professionals and the broader public. Influencers are people on social media who impact the attitudes and behaviors of followers. Public relations professionals increasingly interact with influencers as information is shared online, and as… Read More The Top 3 Things to Consider When Working with Influencers

3 Key Points to Know as a Future Journalist

By: Taylor Mueller https://www.linkedin.com/in/taylor-mueller-public-relations/  The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Journalism Department celebrated 50 years on Oct. 19 and outstanding young alumni Jim VandeHei, co-founder of Axios and Politico, started the party by leading a candid discussion. VandeHei had breakfast with current UW Oshkosh journalism faculty, students, other alumni, community members and the Neenah High School… Read More 3 Key Points to Know as a Future Journalist

Words Today’s Brand Professionals Live By

By: Ashley Statz https://www.linkedin.com/in/ashley-statz/  Three well-known brand professionals were joined by Marketing Content Manager John Giesfeldt in the discussion of versatile media skills required for branding at the Department of Journalism’s 50th celebration This panel of pros consisted of Jeff Griffith, Creative Director of Jeff Griffith Creative; Martha Carrigan, President and CEO of Big Shoes Network; and… Read More Words Today’s Brand Professionals Live By

Essentials of Community Journalism

By: Lizzy Ritschard @lizzymritschard What comes to mind when you hear the phrase “community journalism?” UW Oshkosh Professor Miles Maguire defines traditional community journalism as place-based reporting with a heavy emphasis on the kinds of things that make people feel connected: names, local events, amateur sports and educational achievement. This reporting keeps society informed and… Read More Essentials of Community Journalism

Department Launches Multimedia Journalism Major

By Whitney Wender (@whitney_wender) In its latest curriculum update to keep pace with digital advances, the UW Oshkosh Department of Journalism will be offering a new multimedia journalism major for Fall 2018. Students in the ACEJMC-accredited journalism program previously could choose from journalism  or public relations (CEPR). Within the journalism major, emphases were offered in… Read More Department Launches Multimedia Journalism Major

Students Honored at Department of Journalism Student Achievement Gathering

By Lizzy Ritschard (@lizzymritschard) Many remarkable students from the Department of Journalism received awards at the UW Oshkosh Honors and Awards Ceremony and the department’s Student Achievement Gathering for Spring 2018. This year ten students were presented with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence and we are proud to say that three of them are Department… Read More Students Honored at Department of Journalism Student Achievement Gathering