Video: MCJ Professor Jes Therkelsen’s speech on curiosity from Convocation

Screenshot of MCJ Professor Jes Therkelsen giving keynote speech about curiosity at New Student Convocation

Fresno State welcomed its newest Bulldogs at the New Student Convocation in the Save Mart Center on Monday, Aug. 21. Our College’s Jes Therkelsen, an associate professor in the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism, gave the keynote address on the topic of curiosity. Therkelsen and fellow MCJ professor Candace Egan were awarded the Spirit of […]

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Fresno State professor Jes Therkelsen selected as finalist for Lynton Award

Jes Therkelsen selected as a finalist for Ernest A. Lynton Award

Jes Therkelsen, a Fresno State associate professor in Media, Communications and Journalism, was nominated by Fresno State Provost Lynnette Zelezny for the 2016 Ernest A. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty, otherwise known as the Lynton Award. From a pool of 29 nominees from across the nation, Therkelsen was selected as one of only five national finalists.

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Six Media, Communications and Journalism students gain real-world experience and new perspectives in Ghana

Young Ghana boy in a cocoa tree

The College of Arts and Humanities takes pride in supporting the full range of creative and academic endeavors of students and faculty — endeavors made possible through generous gifts made to the Dean’s Council Annual Fund. DONATE NOW! Over the 2017-2018 winter session, Dean’s Council funds helped five of the six Arts and Humanities students […]

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Fresno State MCJ professor travels the world to teach photography for National Geographic

Professor Jes Therkelsen in the Republic of Namibia.

For many photographers, landing a job with National Geographic would be the pinnacle of their career — the stuff dreams are made of. For the last ten years, Fresno State Media, Communications and Journalism Professor Jes Therkelsen has spent his summers teaching photography for National Geographic on student expeditions and workshops around the globe. Therkelsen […]

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Two MCJ professors honored with ‘Spirit of Service’ award

Jes Therkelsen and Candace Egan

Two professors in the Department of Media, Communications and Journalism recently were honored during Fresno State’s Service Recognition Reception, hosted by University President Joseph I. Castro. Candace Egan and Jes Therkelsen received the Outstanding Faculty award during the annual event, held May 3 in the Satellite Student Union. The awards recognize the exemplary commitment to community engagement exhibited […]

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Student film to receive screening at Maya

student film screening

Several Fresno State students created a short film that will be screened at Maya Cinema at 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Nick Ryan wrote and helped edit “Chase”; Jacob Alvarado directed it and was the primary editor; Chad Saechao was the director of photography; and Derek Contreras was the assistant cameraman. “They created the film as […]

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Fake news in journalism talk kicks off Ethics Lecture Series

Ethics lecture series

~ Reprinted from FresnoStateNews.com The Leon S. Peters Ethics Lecture Series begins its spring semester line-up at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, with a panel discussion on “Journalism, Fake News and The First Amendment” in the Alice Peters Auditorium (Peters Business building). The panel will feature Jim Boren, executive editor and senior vice president of […]

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Lecture: Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment

Photo illustrating fake news

Legitimate news organizations are under assault because of the rise in prevalence of “fake news.” A panel discussion on “Journalism, Fake News and the First Amendment” will be presented from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, to discuss the state of journalism in 2017. Panelists will include: Faith Sidlow, professor of Media, Communications and Journalism Jes […]

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Student documentary on Fiji service trip aired on local PBS station 

Pictured above: Will Nelson talks to village boys during a service-learning trip to Fiji. ~ By Lisa Maria Boyles A documentary entitled “Fresno to Fiji,” produced by MCJ Professor Jes Therkelsen and four MCJ students who traveled to Fiji in 2015, aired on Valley PBS, Channel 18, in August. Through this service-learning project, students helped aid development in […]

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