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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 6, 2015

While we wait for the renovation of WCSF to finish, the Encounter office becomes the multimedia hub of the university. It looks neater than some of the newsrooms I've worked in....

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on June 8, 2015

I actually did it! My screenplay A Compact Death is one of three finalists at the Reelheart International Film Festival in Toronto. Yeah, Canada!

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Posted by Dr. Scott Marshall on May 1, 2015

       Yes, I am old school, technology-wise; my phone was “dumb” until a couple of years ago.  I just added a FaceBook app to my now-smart phone a few months ago.  Ahhh, the joys and banalities of instantaneous communication . . . ! 

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on April 12, 2015

I don’t Facebook. Yes, you read that right; I don’t FB. You might ask, why not Professor Rosner, all my friends and relatives do? The answer is not easily explained. For instance, I would FB if there was a modicum of privacy but there simply isn’t.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on March 27, 2015

Way back when, in November, I wrote about brand journalism and how the journalism ethos was being fostered in PR/Communication departments of businesses in order to creat

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on March 9, 2015

How does Angelina Jolie get wings in "Maleficent?" How did Helen Bonham Carter get the big head and tiny body in Alice in Wonderland?" How does Hollywood do that? They call Carey Villegas.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on March 4, 2015

Reflections on time well spent during Spring Breaks…

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on February 19, 2015

This was my cheesy way of getting you to read this blog. In any case, Valentine’s Day has just past and the big hype in media was that “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on February 12, 2015

Some students and I were talking about technology the other day.  I made the statement that radio was the first mobile medium. Then I thought to myself, wait, scratch that. Books were the first mobile medium.

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on February 2, 2015

Do we live on the web? Are we addicted to social media? Recently I was reading an article in Wired Magazine about “addictive” marketing. We all know about old school addictive marketing—cigarettes, beer, weed (Yes, pot was legal at one time in the entire U.S.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on December 30, 2014

“Black Monday” - this year on December 29 - is the day after the regular NFL football season ends. It is the day coaches, general managers and other front-office personnel get fired after disappointing seasons. Some years it is a bloodbath. Other years, not so much.

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on December 1, 2014

I went to the movies for two weekends in a row and saw Brad Pitt’s Fury and the next Saturday, Nicholas Spark’s The Best of Me. I was depressed by the former and completely disappointed in the latter.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on November 3, 2014

Yes, young Frodo, we walk a dangerous path.

On one side, journalism: tell the truth….right wrongs…fight evil.

On the other side, public relations: yell the truth (as we see it)…set the record straight…fight to show we’re not evil personified.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on October 22, 2014

What is the value of students attending a professional conference?  On October 10th I had the pleasure of leading a discussion panel on “How to produce Television News” at the Illinois Broadcasting Association’s (IBA) conference located at Loyola University’s Campus in Chicago.    Ten

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on September 25, 2014

So this semester, I asked my students in our Web course to find new and interesting technology / communication “trends” and present them every week during our class time.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on September 18, 2014

I need some help here.

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Posted by Mr. Richard Lorenc on September 11, 2014

OMG, I’m starting my THIRTY SEVENTH year of teaching.   I was only twenty six years old when I began working at the University of St.

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Posted by Ms. Terre Layng Rosner on July 31, 2014

As the new school year approaches, I am contemplating social media. Notice I say, “contemplating” not using social media.

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Posted by Mr. Brien McHugh on July 23, 2014

We all struggle with mobile technology and what it means to teachers and students. Is the ability to be connected at all times a good or bad thing? Personally, I don’t want to be connected 24/7.

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