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Jacksonville, Alabama

Communication Department's
Annual Awards Day
Features Catherine Callaway of CNN

Jamie M. Eubanks
JSU News Bureau

JACKSONVILLE -- April 4, 2002 -- Jacksonville State University's own Catherine Callaway of CNN, Class of 1982, will deliver the keynote address for the Communication Department's Annual Awards Day at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10 on the 11th floor of Houston Cole Library.

The awards day is a part of Communication Week. Reservations must be made by noon, April 8th. Contact Tammy Mize at 782-5300 to make reservations. Admission fee for the keynote address is $4 for students and $8 for faculty and staff.

"We set aside this week to highlight our programs for the community and industry professionals," says Dr. Kingsley Harbor, communication department head. "And this kind of event usually leads to students getting permanent jobs, because it exposes them to these professionals."

The theme for the week is "Convergence versus Divergence in Media: Communication in the 21st Century."

Habor said the topic is very relevant to today's media. With the introduction of the Internet, the line between print and electronic media is quickly narrowing.

In addition to Callaway's talk, each of the following scheduled events will shed light on this theme:

  • Monday, April 8, at 10:00 a.m.
    Richard Raeke, editor of The Anniston Star, will speak about the "Future of Foreign Reporting."

  • Tuesday, April 9, at 10:00 a.m.
    Rick Journey of WBRC's Good Day Alabama will speak about the "Future of Television Reporting."
The lectures on Monday and Tuesday are free and open to the public.

On Wednesday, April 10, at 11:30 a.m. Catherine Callaway's address will be titled "Looking at a Career in Broadcast Journalism."

For further information, contact the department of communication at 782-5300.


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