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Faculty News: Geidner, Luther, Swan

Teach a Man to Fish“Teach a Man to Fish,” the documentary about Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, produced by School of Journalism and Electronic Media (JEM) Assistant Professor Nick Geidner and directed by CCI master’s student Clinton Elmore has won an Award of Excellence at the 2016 BEA Media Arts Festival. JEM Students Hannah Marley and Maxwell Baker also worked on the project.


Professor Catherine LutherJEM Director-Elect Catherine Luther has been accepted into the 2016 Scripps Howard Academic Leadership Academy. This year’s Academy, a partnership between the Scripps Howard Foundation and the LSU Manship School of Mass Communication, will be held June 26-30, 2016. Seventeen academics and professionals from diverse backgrounds were competitively selected to participate in this year’s program, which is designed for new chairs, deans and directors, and faculty and professionals interested in journalism education leadership. By bringing together professionals and scholars with seasoned administrators, the annual program aims to give participants the opportunity to learn about the challenges and rewards of leading an academic program. Sessions include: accreditation, assessment, diversity and inclusiveness, fundraising 101, strategic planning and positive academic leadership.


Croatian Students at CCI CCI Director of Internationalization and Outreach and JEM Professor Sam Swan worked with four students and one faculty member from the University of Zagreb, Croatia as part of a grant from the US Department of State. The Croatian team is producing a documentary about the March 1 US presidential election primary. Other CCI faculty who assisted with the two-week long workshop were: JEM Professor Mark Harmon, JEM Assistant Professor Nick Geidner, ADPR Associate Professor Courtney Childers and ADPR Assistant Professor Abbey Levenshus.