Fresno State’s Media, Communications and Journalism (MCJ) Department will be launching its first lecture series on Thursday, Oct. 4, on campus. There will be five lectures in the series, each featuring one of the five MCJ options: advertising, broadcast journalism, multimedia, print journalism, and public relations.
For each event, a reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Peters Building foyer (also known as the Gottschalks Gallery) and the lecture and Q&A will be from 6 – 7 p.m. in the Alice Peters Auditorium, also located in the Peters Building, Room 191.
The dates and speakers are as follows:
Chris Chiames – Vice President & Chief Communications Officer for Carnival Cruise Line
Thursday, October 4
“Every Day is Dress Rehearsal for Something Bigger”
Oscar Speace – Producer/Director for Valley Public Television
Wednesday, October 17
“A Career in Public Television…”
Jane Quebe – Founder and President of JP Marketing
Wednesday, November 14
“Changes in the Media Business: Data and Privacy and Diversity, Oh my!”
Mark Grossi – Freelance Journalist, Former Reporter for The Fresno Bee
Wednesday, November 28
“Journalism in a Time of ‘Fake News’”
Michael Carr – News Director at KSFN ABC30
Wednesday, December 5
“Powerful Storytelling, Regardless of the Platform”
Each of the speakers has been honored previously by the department as an MCJ Fellow — a special recognition given to mid-career professionals by the MCJ Alumni & Friends Chapter during bi-annual MCJ Hall of Fame events.
The 2018 MCJ Lecture Series is free to attend and all are invited. Food and beverage will be served during the reception.
For more information, please call the MCJ Department at 559-278-2087 or email Prof. Betsy Hays, MCJ Department Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.