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University of Kentucky students gain real-life experience during 24-hour crisis simulation

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information students earned real-life experience during a 24-hour crisis simulation. Students from the School of Journalism and Media became the Global News Network (GNN), acting and reacting as media would in a time of crisis. Much like real life, global news is fast paced and sometimes high stress, but the role...

UPDATE: Services, memorial fund for UK J-school director Mike Farrell, journalist and educator

EDITOR’S NOTE: Update on services for Mike Farrell: Visitation is Sunday, Sept. 1, 4-7 p.m.; funeral is Monday, Sept. 2, 10 a.m. Both at Calvary Baptist Church, 3711 Tibbatts St, Covington. Private family burial is Tuesday. MEMORIAL: In addition, with the family’s approval, the NKyTribune has established the Michael Farrell Memorial Scholarship Fund at the Horizon Community Funds of Northern...

University of Kentucky students take to the sky to learn from a birds eye view in drone journalism class

By Meg Mills University of Kentucky University of Kentucky journalism students are taking to the sky to learn from a bird’s eye view. In David Stephenson’s drone journalism class, in the School of Journalism and Media within the College of Communication and Information, students are learning to use new technology for newsgathering purposes. As a photographer and filmmaker himself, Stephenson...

Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame to induct six new members in April 9 ceremony at Griffin Gate Marriott

A transformational media executive, a woman who inherited a newspaper when her husband died, a highly respected Capitol reporter, a copy editor on prize-winning magazine work, a longtime TV reporter and editor, a veteran reporter and editor — this is just part of the story behind this year’s inductees in the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. A total of six journalists who have made contributions...

30 Never Sounded So Good: WRFL celebrates three decades of bringing people together through music

By Whitney Harder Special to KyForward For 30 years, a small studio staffed by talented University of Kentucky students has filled the Lexington airwaves with unique tunes not often heard elsewhere. WRFL, UK’s student-run radio station and a mainstay on campus and in the local arts scene, is celebrating the big 3-0 this month doing what it does best — bringing people together with music. “The...

UK School of Journalism gets a new name, reflecting change in title of one of its bachelor programs

The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications, housed in the College of Communication and Information, will have a new name. To better reflect its majors, it will soon be named the School of Journalism and Media. This change stems from the separation of the integrated strategic communication (ISC) major to its own department in the fall of 2015. As ISC moved away from the School...