Diederich College of Communication News and Events


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2020 Commencement Information

Diederich Drop Ins Provide Opportunities for Students

On March 19th, the Diederich College was scheduled to host its annual Axthelm Lecture with Michele Steele of ESPN Chicago. The in-person lecture, like everything else, was canceled. The college was still able to host Michele on Tuesday in the first of a series of “Diederich Drop-Ins.” Using Microsoft Teams, guest speakers have been lined up to speak and interact with student moderators in the college. Michele Steele’s event drew nearly 70 student virtual attendees. While the schedule is still taking shape, Brian Anderson of the Milwaukee Brewers, Adam Collins, chief communications officer of MolsonCoors and Lisa Ross, US COO of Edelman are slated for future events.

MU Wire Earns 26 Regional SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

Marquette Student Media earned recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists. The awards recognize the best in collegiate journalism across 51 categories. Thirteen of the recognitions were winning entries that will now be considered in national judging later this spring. Among the winning entries were Best All-Around Non Daily Student Newspaper, Best All-Around Radio Newscast, Best All-Around Television Newscast, and Best Affiliated Web Site.

List of Awards and Winners

College Success Stories

Every year we recognize students who have received top academic honors in the Diederich College, and this year we are celebrating the success of 24 remarkable students. Please congratulate these students and help us celebrate their success!

Ron Smith comments on the NNS receiving Google support for News414 project to engage residents of Milwaukee underserved neighborhoods

The James W. Foley Legacy Foundation (JWFLF), in collaboration with the Marquette University Department of Journalism and Media Studies, has developed the James W. Foley Safety Modules for Undergraduate Journalism and Communications Programs. 

Senior John Steppe, the Ray Kenney business reporting intern at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, had front page centerpiece story on Wisconsin manufacturers

Senior Princess Safiya Byers, published in the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and several national publications for investigative journalism

Check out the new Be Connected Podcast

Students for Carillon Guild to Educate Others about Marquette's Unique Instrument

Ron Smith Joins our Journalism Department as Editor/Project Director of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Instructor of Practice

Dr. Nathan Gilkerson and Colleagues Discuss Best Practices for Addressing Contemporary Work-Life Balance Challenges in the Latest Issue of PR Journal

Dr. Young Kim Recently Presented on the Top Faculty Papers Panel for the PR Division of NCA

Faculty Member Kris Holodak Wins a Gold Award for from the Oregon International Film Awards for Young of the Year