Florida International University is awarded SPJ’s first Campus Program of the Year award
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BALTIMORE – Florida International University is being honored as the Society of Professional Journalists’ first ever Campus Program of the Year award recipient.
This award acknowledges initiatives spearheaded by campus chapters to raise awareness of journalistic issues, principles and overall news coverage.
FIU’s program “Stirring Up the Media” addressed how racial, political and gender groups are covered. The event included a Privilege Walk and a discussion of inaccurate portrayals students have seen in the news, advertising and entertainment media.
Students, as well as professional journalists, attended the event.
The runner up for this award is the University of Maryland.
The event UMD is being recognized for, “Free Speech in the Age of Trump,” included a panel discussion that featured the president of the White House Correspondents Association. The panel discussed journalists’ coverage of the president.
In addition to attracting a large crowd of student and professional journalists, the event also questioned free speech on UMD’s campus.
Read more about the full list of finalists.
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