Event Calendar

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February 11

Advanced Resume Workshop

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Open to all Bellisario College students. Conducted by the Office of Internships and Career Services.

February 15 to February 17

THON Weekend

Time: 6:00 pm All Day

Location: Bryce Jordan Center

Annual Penn State Dance Marathon (THON), a 46-hour event in the Bryce Jordan Center to raise money to fight pediatric cancer. Bellisario College students produce annual live start-to-finish webcast of the event through 46LIVE.

Website: https://thon.org/

Guest Lecture: Fred Vuich

February 18

Guest Lecture: Fred Vuich

Fred Vuich

Time: 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: 258 Willard Building

Free public lecture featuring award-winning sports photographer Fred Vuich ('77 Journ), a frequent contributor to international publications (including Sports Illustrated) and sports organizations, such as the Major League Baseball and U.S. Golf Association. He has worked for the Associated Press and The New York Times as well as the Pittsburgh Penguins.

“Why Journalism Matters”

February 19

“Why Journalism Matters”

Lillian Thomas

Time: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Location: 121 Sparks Building

Presentation by Lillian Thomas, an assistant managing editor at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette who is serving as the professional in residence for the Department of Journalism during the spring semester. Thomas will share examples from the Post-Gazette and her careeer and take questions. The session, intended mostly for undergraduate students, is free and open to the public.

The 2019 Arthur W. Page Center Awards

February 20

The 2019 Arthur W. Page Center Awards

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Location: Grand Hyatt Midtown Manhattan Hotel -- New York City, NY

The Arthur W. Page Center annually honors individuals who have, over the course of their careers, demonstrated consistent and fervent commitment to the concept of “truth well told."

Honorees are awarded a Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication, which recognizes professional excellence in the fields of public relations and journalism. The awards dinner is a fundraiser that supports innovative research by communications faculty and professionals around the world.

Website: https://bellisario.psu.edu/page-center/events/awards2019

“Confronting the Misinformation Society”

February 28

“Confronting the Misinformation Society”

Lecture Series: Pockrass Memorial Lecture

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: Foster Auditorium, Paterno Library

Victor Pickard, an associate professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania, will present the Pockrass Memorial Lecture, a free public session titled "Confronting the Misinformation Society: A Political Economic Critique of Digital Journalism." Pickard believes the proliferation of misinformation afflicting democratic societies stems from structural pathologies in our communication systems. From Facebook’s unaccountable monopoly power to the demise of reliable journalism, a misinformation ecosystem has taken root. He believes this is particularly true in the United States where entire regions and issues lack media coverage at a time when robust reporting is desperately needed. These growing “news deserts” are disproportionately harming specific groups and areas, especially communities of color, rural districts, and lower socio-economic neighborhoods. Such systemic problems require radical structural reforms. Toward that aim, his talk will focus on the ongoing collapse of commercial journalism and the policies necessary for establishing public alternatives.