Diederich College of Communication News and Events

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.

Launch of Undergraduate Journalism Safety Modules

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. The program introduces students to safety as a key component of journalism.  The formal launch of the safety modules will be Friday, May 1, 2020. In addition, to help support journalists during this crisis, we have compiled a list of resources for reporting on and during COVID-19.

Read more about this program